Date registered: Jan 2008
Vehicle: 1973 W115 200 /8
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There's not that many wires from the battery to the starter and to the ignition, so it should be an "easy" task finding it..
Does the main power cable down to the starter seem fine ?
If that one is fine, and you used that one to get the engine started, then I would check the small wires that goes to/from the starter.. As I recall, the ignition switch gets it power through the starter..
Yes, the main power comes from the battery, goes to terminal 30 on the starter, which divides up to two smaller wires, on goes to the generator and the other to fuse no 1 in the fuse-box, which also supplies the main light switch and this one again supplies ignition switch (30)
Meaning.. No power at the ignition switch ? Follow current back to the main intake on the light-switch.. No power, follow it to the intake at fuse no 1. No power? Follow it to the starter-motor/generator..
My guess is one of those two wires that comes from the starter is broken.
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