Locate the starter relay on your vehicle. This is generally located on the sidewall of the engine compartment just above the battery. Identify the leads of the starter relay.
There will be two large connections, one that comes from the battery and another that goes directly to the engine starter motor itself. There will also be either one or two small connections on the starter relay. These are used to energize the relay that places the contacts together for energizing the starter motor.
Place one alligator clamp on the positive side of the battery. This will provide the power to the switch. Place the other alligator clamp of the switch on the small connector of the starter relay. The contacts of the starter relay will then be "turning over" or "cranking" the starter.
Locate the starter on the engine of the vehicle. You may have to crawl under the vehicle slightly to reach the starter motor. Identify the connections on the starter. There will be one large electrical connector that comes directly from the positive side of the battery and a small connector that comes from the ignition key. Place one of the alligator clamps on the large battery connector and the other clamp on the small ignition connector.
Thanks for any help. The small terminal next to the starter terminal should have a white wire going to it. That is the "S" terminal that energizes the solinoid to engage the starter. You could use just the terminal from the battery directly to the starter terminal but most starter switches have a small guage wire that would melt under load.
Warren is right assuming you're working on a car with a key switch with start positon combined. In that case the switch goes between power and the S terminal of the solinoid. If you're working on an earlier model with a seperate starter switch you ground the start terminal of the solinoid. In that case the switch would go between the S terminal and ground. Now that I slow down and read Larks post again, I see he has a '62 and Warren is correct.
Maybe this will help someone else with an earlier car. Last edited by khardtop; at Dwight 54 Commander hardtop.
Thanks for the help guys. I see that there are 2 large cables running to the solenoid, one from the battery and the other from the starter. What Warren stated makes sense, that is if I just jump between the starter terminal and the battery terminal it might work but it would overload the switch and potentially damage it.
There are 2 smaller wires running to the solenoid as well. The one closest to the starter cable is yellow and the one closest to the battery cable is greeen. I think what you are saying is to connect one lead from the remote starter switch to the battery terminal, and the other lead from the switch to the terminal where the green wire connects the small green wire is closest to the terminal that leads to the starter cable.
Using a remote starter switch on a vehicle is like a third hand when diagnosing vehicle problems. The remote starter switch allows you to "turn over" or "crank". Obviously, I don't hook up the remote starter switch directly across the starter terminals that would melt the switch! So can someone tell me.
The car only has an ignition switch, so I just turn it on, then I press the button on the remote starter switch. Hooking the switch to the wrong small post could do damage. Voltage would backfeed from the small "I" post to the large starter wire post.