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In order to make my Omni idle & run I have to hold the ignition key ever so slightly before the point where the starter engages. If i let it rest in the "on" position after starting it the spark turns off (as seen with timing light on coil wire). Is there a wire in the engine compartment that I can just hotwire or put on a switch to give it power when I want to the car to run? I'm just trying to get it running so I can move it around under its own power.

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Yes, that is definately possible. You would need to know the diagram for your ignition system though.

What about just having the tumbler/key fixed. Would amount to about the same hassle, don't you think?

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there is nothing wrong with the key/tumbler it's the actual switch. may need to be adjusted or replaced. look at the column near the brake pedal, you will see the switch. there are 2 bolts that hold the swich. loosen the bolts and slide the switch for adjustment. or just replace it all together.
 

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under the ignition column, there will be a mass of wires. Three, however, will be thicker than all the rest.


red to blue - engine "on"
red to blue to yellow- engine "start"

after engine starts quickly remove the yellow wire so starter does not keep spinning.
 

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Thanks for the info. It was exactly what I was looking for. I was afraid that I'd get the "use the search feature" response for sure, but thankfully this was not the case.

I'll troubleshoot/replace the said switch and see what happens. I'm dying to resurrect this GLH... Thanks again...
 
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