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On my '95 850 Turbo, the battery light is dimly lit and glows brighter if I use anything that draws high power like the defroster or high beams.<P>Perhaps related, twice now, several days apart, the starter would not engage when I turned the ignition. I tried turning the key 5-10 times until the started engaged and the engine took off.<P>Are these problems related? Is this a starter or ignition switch problem?<P>Thanks,<P>Dave<P>
 

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Could the starter not working be the sensor on the gear selector? Next time it doesn't start, try moving the shifter arround (still in park) or hold the ignition in start and move the selector arround until it fires. That happened on my car. Or, it could be more involved problem... Isn't the battery light turning on meaning that there is a weak charge comming from the alternator? Can't remember.. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif"><P>Good luck!<P>
 

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Dim light is most of the time an alternator on the way out, this would go with the fact your starter does not have the power to turn over. If the car has all the power it should, check the ignition contacts at the other side from where your key goes in, pull the covers and you will see the round connector, the switch is held in with two torx screws. remove it and see if it feels crunchy when turned with a small screw driver, do this with the switch disconnected unless you want the car to start. As far as the starter check to see how many amps it uses (starter draw), not often a problem.
 
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