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solenoid bypass Q?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudfanatic, Sep 5, 2000.

  1. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

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    I have an external solenoid, I have wires and bolts to bolt it to the fender, I know how to wire the sucker up. What I am having the trouble with is without buying the summit kit how do I wire the starter to the existing solenoid? can I use a wire? do I need to form a piece of metal? then does it hook from the hot terminal on the existing solenoid to the spot on the starter where the solenoid activates? this makes sense but I havent even pulled my starter off yet to look at the mess.
    Dan

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  2. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    You can use either thick wire or a piece of metal. The metal is just a small piece with 2 holes (small and large hole). When you wire the remote, it should have no voltage going to the starter except when the ignition switch is turned for cranking. Be sure to wire the main power wire that was on the starter to the battery side of the remote solonoid.

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