Seems to be the season for starting problems . I have done a search & come up with some good info from previous threads but thought I might give a rundown on my problem.
Christmas day the starter didnít do anything, not even a click form the solenoid (kinda embarrassing in front of all the in-laws ). The battery had plenty of power & started fine with a push. Hadn't worked once since until the weekend when I had some time for an investigation.
There is 12v at the solenoid control wire when the key is turned. I shorted from the power terminal straight to the spade terminal & the starter turned over fine! I gather that when a load is put onto the control wire the voltage drops too much. I followed the wire to the fuse box & from there to the ecu (Is this right?), I could not find any relay as mentioned by others. It would have helped with a wiring diagram but I donít have my manual at the moment.
I think maybe the key switch may be worn out. Does this sound right? Any help would be appreciated as Iím sick of parking on hills. Iím starting to think a separate starter button is the way to go !