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Old 01-17-2013, 02:01 PM
edognight edognight is offline
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Location: St. Paul, MN
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Mein Auto: 1997 e38. schwartzx2
Update with new info

So, I checked the voltage to the hot wire of the starter (from the battery) 12.4 volts.
I checked the voltage to the green wire going to the starter, (the quick connect) and nothing (no volts) with someone turning the key.

The 'starter relay' deep in the ebox (the ones deep down there where you have to move the computers) does click when someone turns the key. There are three salmon colored and lime green. The key works in the ignition and door locks.

I tried to jump the starter with a screwdriver, but the starter won't crank, it just makes a arc ing noise and sounds like a welder, but no starter engagement.

New battery, fully charged, new ignition switch. Checked all the fuses, moved the visors, grounded the engine to the frame.

I was told it's the battery. I was told it's the ignition switch.

Can an indy mechanic help? Someone with diagnostic tools? Any suggestions?

I am a bit irritated with this whole thing, but one little piece of information can turn it all on a dime, anyone?
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