Originally Posted by rjolly87
Security light indicates fault by either staying on, or by blinking. Normal operations are indicated when the light comes on for a second, and goes out. If you are getting power to the starter when you hit the key, I would be led to believe the issue lies with the starter motor, or with a grounding issue. When the starter was bench tested, was it tested through the solenoid, or was it just tested to the positive on the starter? Solenoid could be bad too.
I am assuming he just hooked up the battery to the terminals on the starter...How would you test through the solenoid?
When I started the car I turned the KEY to ON and then went underneath and arched the starter motor with a screw drive. That is how I knew there was power to the starter.
When I turn the key to start the lights do not dim.