Car Only Starts when I Bypass the Starter Fuse
My car is a 2005 Scion tC (they didn’t have that option when I made the forum.) It does not crank when I turn the key. If I hook up jumper cables same thing. I went through tests to see what it may be. I removed the starter relay/fuse from the fuse box. I was able to put to wires in the fuse “plug” to bypass the starter relay/fuse and the car starts. I went ahead and got a new fuse/relay and when I put it in, the same thing happens. Doesn’t crank at all. I have a multimeter to test different wire connections. I am trying to figure out what the problem is. I think it is the ignition switch or the park/neutral safety switch. I am not sure if that is right or even how to test that. I am adding a picture of someone bypassing the starter relay/fuse for a Scion xD
This is my fuse box, it is slightly different than the diagram you shared.
This image is a picture of how I can get the car to turn over and start. Like I said the fuse isn’t the issue (tested with a new one). That is however where the starter fuse is located.
This is an automatic transmission. With that being said, which contacts should I jump to test the neutral switch?
I tried these three combos for grounding the wires. I had no luck
This is what the connector and the wires look like
Something to note, I was able to get the car to try and start (the battery has been sitting and needs charged) by a combination of grounding the relay fuse as well as the first picture of me grounding the NSS connection. Pictures showing that
I only say that because that makes me assume the way I grounded the NSS worked that time because when I ground the Starter Relay it did start to work (like it does w/ the NSS normally.)
With all that being said what else could be the issue? It seems to me that something is not relaying the message to the starter relay properly so it does not try to run (like I said I had tried a brand new starter relay and that didn’t change anything). What are your thoughts? @travisjfox @oldturkey03
Is this a good question?