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Old 10-22-2004, 11:16 PM
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If you want to go cheap and mechanical, Spal sells a mechanical kit for about $30.00. You could also run a cable from the latch through the door and outside to the inner fenderwell, maybe down to where you are talking about as well . No battery problem to worry about. I think that is similar to how the Spal kits work. I know Martin S mentioned something about doing this on VWs in the past. It is the way I am going. Reliable, cheap and easy in my opinion. Let us know how things work out for you.

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They are bolted to the top of the starter. Any GM car thru the 80s will have them. Don't know how they are from 90s up. Probably changed like they have all the other parts on the cars. Actually, I looked at a picture of solwnoids since the 70s and they won't work. They don't have front on them - that is part of the starter housing on the later models. Guess only the ones fromthe 50s would work. Bummer. I gues syou could make a front out of sheet metal if you are handy then it would work. That is what I would do if it were me. DIY, cheap, and way stronger than commercial solenoids.

Late model one

Early one

These are expensive ebaY ones but junk yard ones will be really cheap.
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You´ll find it located on the starter motor.

Whoops I got beat to that answer

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