2 --- Starter motor not rotating.
Engine stop switch off.
Fuse blown. Check fuse number 1 located behind the left-hand side panel.
Battery voltage low. Switching on the headlamp will give a good indication of the charge level. If necessary recharge the battery from an external source.
Load-shedding relay faulty. If the ancillary circuits are not cut off when the starter motor is operating the current drain may be sufficient to prevent the motor from rotating. Renew the relay.
Neutral gear not selected.
Faulty neutral indicator switch or clutch interlock switch. Check the switch wiring and switches for correct operation.
Ignition switch defective. Check switch for continuity and connections for security.
Engine stop switch defective. Check switch for continuity in 'Run' position. Fault will be caused by broken, wet or corroded switch contacts. Clean or renew as necessary.
Starter button switch faulty. Check continuity of switch. Fault as for engine stop switch.
Starter relay faulty. If the switch is functioning correctly a pronounced click should be heard when the starter button is depressed. This presupposes that current is flowing to the solenoid when the button is depressed.
Wiring open or shorted. Check first that the battery terminal connections are tight and corrosion free. Follow this by checking that all wiring connections are dry, tight and corrosion free. Check also for frayed or broken wiring. Occasionally a wire may become trapped between two moving components, particularly in the vicinity of the steering head, leading to breakage of the internal core but leaving the softer but more resilient outer core intact. This can cause mysterious intermittent or total power loss.
Starter motor defective. A badly worn starter motor may cause high current drain from a battery without the motor rotating. If current is found to be reaching the motor, after checking the starter button and starter relay, suspect a damaged motor. The motor should be removed for inspection.
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