Fresh off the heals of my $1800 maintenance bill at Italy Service, I went out to start the car after a detail and nothing happened when I turned the key. It looks like I have burned through another ignition switch – this one at a cost of $135.
Called up Tony Natoli and we walked through the ignition circuit with a VOM. Found the culprit within the the ignition switch which ended up being the wire that runs to the starter. Connecting the leads together, I was able to hotwire the ignition and get the car started and running with the key in the “On” position to run the FI system and all of the electricals. I decided to install a push-button starter in-lieu of buying a new ignition switch then started looking around for one when I realized that I had a perfectly good OEM button already installed in the console.
The extra hazzard switch I had needed to be converted to a “momentary” switch by removing the pin that holds the button in play when pressed:
I then wired it in and installed it sideways to make it look like a “play” button
Here is the switch working: