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Ignition

I have a 1997 jeep wrangler sport 4.0 liter auto, My question is today I went out to the jeep and turned the key to start it and nothing happened, all power is there and the funny part is the remote start does start it, checked the shifter to make sure it was in park, and i will be checking the fuses because i think the remote starter bypasses the ignition fuses. any ideas will be a great help, thanks.

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Ignition SYS..

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An IGNITION System has two Electical Circuits..
A PRIMARY
A SECONDARY
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An Eletrical Switch is two POLE..a Negative Pole and Positve POLE..the Positive side is the FUSE-side..
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A engine Starter MOTOR works by useing a STARTER SOLINOID/so as too NOT drain the 12v Battery..at the same time it will pass a High Voltage to the Distributor<<--might want to check me on that one..
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If a REMOTE Starter Switch will start the Engine..then the Engine uses a RELAY on the FENDER(usually)mounted there..<<<---I forget how to TEST that Part..???..I think the REMOTE Starter SW> is the TEST..
Check the RELAY on the FENDER Well.

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ignition

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Found the problem already, but thanks. It had something to do with the electric locks in the doors, i had accidentally bumped the passenger side and locked it halfway, so my friend told me to hit the unlock button and then try to start it so i did that and it worked, pretty nuts but oh well.

thanks

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sometimes....

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if you "jiggle" the key...you can open a Ice-Frozen Door also.

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re: 1997 jeep remote starter help 93 Ford Escort LX 1.9

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Do you have experience with installing a remote starter on a 93 ford excort lx 1.9.

1. I am trying to install this Bulldog RS1100 remote starter without a key and lock..(no pigtail wiring)its not 'attached' to the Main Wiring Harness.

2. without the key and lock 'I cant start the car' to figure which heavy gage wire is the 'constant 12 volt' or the 'cranking 12 volt' to the starter..."This 93 ford has 2 main wires(some have 1 or 3)

any suggestion or tips will help
or ideas to test the wiring on this bulldog remote starter

" i have looked and will use there remote starting 'Checks'..connecting the ignition wire to the the 'cranking or the ? constant wires' will bring the 'dash board' trouble lights up (i did nt look at my notes on this one...this may start the car!)

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