Ohm meter, checks for a complete circuit . Put one lead on the neg battery terminal or a good ground and the other lead on the blue/black wire at the starter relay. When you push the button the meter should read 000 which means its a good path to ground. This means your button is working, and nothing is interrupting the signal.
But a Ford relay does not work on the negative-ground signal, it is looking for a positive-hot signal on the small post.
If you read 03's post you will see that is what he is doing with the factory starter relay. The factory relay uses a ground signal to send power to the the starter. 03 is sending the power to the small post on the Ford solenoid instead of the starter. This puts the heavy load on the solenoid instead of the factory relay. It also is still using the negative-grounding signal from the button to start the quad.
You cannot just hook the Ford Solenoid to the wire coming from the button. It needs a positive signal the button sends a negative-grounding.
You say you hooked the blu/blk wire to a bolt? This is your signal wire from the button. It needs to be hooked to some relay that in turn sends a positive signal to the S terminal on the solenoid.
The only way you could use the ford solenoid without another relay is to wire up the battery and starter terminals to the large posts and put a jumper from the battery to the S terminal. Then you would have to mount the solenoid so the case is not grounded, and use the blu/blk wire as a ground for the case. You would have to find a way to mount the solenoid so it is not touching metal or the frame and then attach the blu/blk to the case of the solenoid.
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Last edited by diggerzmound; 06-19-2009 at 09:54 AM.