Originally Posted by Cesar G. Pinedo
I need some help on figuring out why my 2002 1800 won't start with the push button but when I touch the pos and neg with a screwdriver it cracks up like it's really to roll out the garage. See pics below. Thanks for the advice.
Let's correct something>> the screwdriver is bridging the +12volts from the Battery to the "+" cable going to the Starter Motor.
That is NOT the OEM Starter Relay. That is a lawn tractor Starter Rely, many have been used.
Have you done the Starter Switch clean & lube???
It is in the Step by Step section. Rattlebars Starter Switch Mtce.
The Starter Switch "slider/shunt" has two duties:
(1) directs +12v to the headlight when in "Normal" position
(2) directs +12v to the Starter Relay when the Starter Switch is activated, headlight goes Off, Starter relay is activated.
Do the clean and lube first...
Dust and grease creates a poor connection, headlight high current warms up things.
Sometimes a little plastic has to be trimmed due to the heat generated.
After the Clean & Lube, than try the Starter Switch.
The Starter Switch provides +12v to the Starter Relay trigger terminal, the Ground is from the "Neutral switch" or Kick Stand in UP position.
Cranking in gear would require that the "Clutch switch" to be operated with the KS UP.
Clean, test, analyze.