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I have a 1999 Honda Trx 300ex. It will not start. When i pull the clutch in and push the start button nothing happens no clicks or anything. Also when i put a screwdriver on top of the solenoid it sparks and try to turn over a little bit. Yesterday i did the screwdriver on the solenoid and it started up but it doesnt want to now. Also when i do that the neutral light dims. Can any one please help me? Is it the starter? Solenoid?
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Welcome to the forums. Is your battery good and fully charged? If it is, you may have a bad starter or the cable to the starter might be loose. I would check the battery first, and if the battery is fully charged, I would take both battery cables off and clean them good and put them back on, making sure they're tight.

You may also have a bad solenoid, but you can cross it over with a screwdriver like you've been doing to bypass it until you figure out what the other problem is.
 

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I agree^^^
 

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Welcome to the family.
 

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Oh yeah, forgot that part... Welcome.
 

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Welcome to the forums. Is your battery good and fully charged? If it is, you may have a bad starter or the cable to the starter might be loose. I would check the battery first, and if the battery is fully charged, I would take both battery cables off and clean them good and put them back on, making sure they're tight.

You may also have a bad solenoid, but you can cross it over with a screwdriver like you've been doing to bypass it until you figure out what the other problem is.
this is what i got going on.


heres the solenoid fully connected




to the left of the fuse box there is that loose cable i dont know where it goes



that piece with the yellow wires kinda it looked like some of the wires were messed up i dont know what it is



please tell me whats going on
 

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I can't tell much from the pictures. What color are the two wires that go to that plug and I'll see if I can find them on a wiring diagram to try to find out what that plug goes to? That almost looks like the plug that the solenoid plugs into, but it's hard to tell by looking at the pictures.
 

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I can't tell much from the pictures. What color are the two wires that go to that plug and I'll see if I can find them on a wiring diagram to try to find out what that plug goes to? That almost looks like the plug that the solenoid plugs into, but it's hard to tell by looking at the pictures.
one wire is red/white the other wire is red/blue
 

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I can't tell much from the pictures. What color are the two wires that go to that plug and I'll see if I can find them on a wiring diagram to try to find out what that plug goes to? That almost looks like the plug that the solenoid plugs into, but it's hard to tell by looking at the pictures.
one wire is red/white the other wire is red/blue
I looked at my wiring diagram and I don't see any wires that are that color, but my wiring diagram is from a 2001-2006 manual, so they must have changed the wire colors. The only thing that I can see on my diagram that has two wires running to it and is in that area would be the solenoid, but on my diagram it says they are yellow/green and yellow/red.

There's a bunch of guys on here that has the 300EX, so they might be able to tell you what that plug is when they get on here, probably later this evening or tonight. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
 

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To meif you can jump the soilonid and it starts then the soilonid is bad.
 

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I can't tell much from the pictures. What color are the two wires that go to that plug and I'll see if I can find them on a wiring diagram to try to find out what that plug goes to? That almost looks like the plug that the solenoid plugs into, but it's hard to tell by looking at the pictures.
one wire is red/white the other wire is red/blue
I looked at my wiring diagram and I don't see any wires that are that color, but my wiring diagram is from a 2001-2006 manual, so they must have changed the wire colors. The only thing that I can see on my diagram that has two wires running to it and is in that area would be the solenoid, but on my diagram it says they are yellow/green and yellow/red.

There's a bunch of guys on here that has the 300EX, so they might be able to tell you what that plug is when they get on here, probably later this evening or tonight. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
do you think the reason it wont start is my starter?
 

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To meif you can jump the soilonid and it starts then the soilonid is bad.
Yeah, it is, but he said it quit starting when he jumps the solenoid, now.
 

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i just tryed to cross over the solenoid with a screwdriver and it barely even tries to turn over then after a couple times of doing it it just sparks does nothing else
 

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one wire is red/white the other wire is red/blue
I looked at my wiring diagram and I don't see any wires that are that color, but my wiring diagram is from a 2001-2006 manual, so they must have changed the wire colors. The only thing that I can see on my diagram that has two wires running to it and is in that area would be the solenoid, but on my diagram it says they are yellow/green and yellow/red.

There's a bunch of guys on here that has the 300EX, so they might be able to tell you what that plug is when they get on here, probably later this evening or tonight. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
do you think the reason it wont start is my starter?
A quick test for the starter is to take a set of jumper cables and hook one end to a known good battery and then on the other end hook the ground to the starter casing or engine block and take the positive and firmly touch it to the hot terminal on the starer. Be careful, it will arc, so don't have anything flammable around. If the starter is good, when you touch the positive to the hot post, the starter will turn. If not, then the starter is bad.
 

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i just tryed to cross over the solenoid with a screwdriver and it barely even tries to turn over then after a couple times of doing it it just sparks does nothing else
Are you sure that you have a good battery and it's charged up?
 

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i just tryed to cross over the solenoid with a screwdriver and it barely even tries to turn over then after a couple times of doing it it just sparks does nothing else
Are you sure that you have a good battery and it's charged up?
just to make sure im charging it right now
If I were you, while I was at it, I would take the battery cables off and clean them real good and then tighten them back up good. Sometimes loose or dirty cable ends can give you a problem like that.
 

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Are you sure that you have a good battery and it's charged up?
just to make sure im charging it right now
If I were you, while I was at it, I would take the battery cables off and clean them real good and then tighten them back up good. Sometimes loose or dirty cable ends can give you a problem like that.
sorry already did that when you posted the first time they were clean
 

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i feel like an idiot now. i charged the battery for 30mins and crossing over the solenoid it starts right up.
 
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