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Old 03-02-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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Angry remote starter

Is there an easier way to connect a remote starter for bumping engine over. I cannot get to my starter solenoid, big PITA.....sbc 350 59 chevy p-up

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Old 03-04-2018, 01:01 AM   #2
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Re: remote starter

You'll probably get more response if you tell us what your problem is and why you want to jump the starter solenoid wire.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:03 PM   #3
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Re: remote starter

thanks for the update, i am tired of breaking my back trying to get to the god-awful location of the solenoid every time i need to set my TIMING... so as i said there has to be an easier way, and thanks to the guys on the hot rodding forum i now have a solution...
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:31 PM   #4
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Re: remote starter

install a remote solenoid on the fender well/firewall and convert your GM starter to a one wire operation, simple to do..
  • at the starter, install a 12ga jumper from Batt lug to S terminal
  • mount solenoid where it's accessible and out of harms way
  • run B+ cable from battery to secondary side of solenoid [large lug]
  • run battery cable from other secondary side of solenoid down to Batt lug on starter
  • run start signal from ignition switch to S lug on primary side of solenoid
  • run 12ga ground wire to either mounting tab of solenoid from solid ground or B- [solenoid mount is its ground]
  • if running points ignition, run original wire going to I term on starter solenoid to I term on remote solenoid
I typed that out without using the word f o r d but that is the common name of the type of solenoid you'll need

remote start/bump over engine with handheld thumb switch by jumping B+ secondary lug or B+ at the battery to the primary S lug..

this is also popular conversion for folks with headers, eliminates live B+ cable running down there except while cranking..

also pulls the B+ running to vehicle fuse box/distribution panel up from the starter to safer and accessible location in engine compartment..

this is certainly one design aspect advantage f o r d had over GM

search 'convert GM starter to remote solenoid' for more info..

good luck!

looks something like this;

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Old 03-04-2018, 04:43 PM   #5
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Re: remote starter

Wow, great idea thanks for the input.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:49 PM   #6
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Re: remote starter

You could splice into the purple wire coming throught the firewall above the starter. Or make it a little more presentable by crimping another wire to the purple wire's terminal, again at the firewall connector. You could keep it short or run it over to the right fender well to a junction block stud. That would give you a quick and easy place to clip the remote start alligator clip.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:02 PM   #7
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You could splice into the purple wire coming throught the firewall above the starter. Or make it a little more presentable by crimping another wire to the purple wire's terminal, again at the firewall connector. You could keep it short or run it over to the right fender well to a junction block stud. That would give you a quick and easy place to clip the remote start alligator clip.
Thanks I should thought of that in the beginning....
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