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Hey guys. My deville won't start, just clicks when key is turned. Battery is good. need help locating starter and solenoid. Also can't change temperature control. Defog light is on temp says 75 degrees then goes blank with dotted lines where numbers should be. Can't change degrees up nor down. Can someone help? Thanks guys
 

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Starter and solenoid are under the intake manifold. Fuel rail and manifold removed. Check all your cable terminals and battery connections before tackling the starter. Clean the little contacts on either side of your ignition key - part of the TheftLock system.

use the sticky post ^^^ "How to pull codes" to get into your car's built-in trouble code system. Study and practice the proper year and OBD1 sequence. (BUT, the failing HVAC control panel may make this impossible. Try anyway - if it doesn't work, head for an Auto Zone, pep Boys, Advance Auto - they'll hook an aftermarket scanner to your OBD port and give you a code readout. The definitions of all OBD1 code are n the links in the above sticky.

Consider finding a real GM/Helm service manual set - eBay or www.helminc.com. For instant gratification, subscribe the car to www.alldatadiy.com

You'll NEED the service info for the intake manifold removal - there are special procedures and torque values to follow.

EDIT: Remember - the starter red (hot) cable is live at all times - it's connected directly to the battery.
 

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Here's what you're looking for, but follow Sub's advice. The starters and solenoids are usually pretty reliable. It's usually a current or current flow problem (battery, cables or connections). How do you know that the battery is good? Was it load tested? Do the headlamps go real dim when you crank it? If you connect a DVM to the terminals, does the voltage drop real low (9v) when you crank it?
 

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