Recently purchased a heavily used (260,000mi) and abused 2006 R/T for a SONG. P.O stopped driving because it was stuck in park, sure enough the infamous "pink thingy" was broken. In a desperate measure to destroy, the P.O dismantled the shifter, and i mean dismantled, and attempted to bypass said "pink thingy". The first thing I have done is repaired the broken clip, carefully checked for other damage (no visual surprisingly) and re-assembled. Shifts perfectly. Now, the car has sat for shy of 2 years with a dead battery, no fuel, flat tires ect. I have replaced the battery with a known good one, added 5 gal of fresh fuel, and hopped in with high spirits. Boy was I disappointed to find nothing when I hit the key. All electronics appear to work properly, just no crank at the key. I was able to jump the starter relay and turn the engine over to confirm the starter functions properly. I have swapped relays around, no luck. I have done a fair amount of research on the topic, with unfortunate results. I checked the ignition switch out, including that actuator piece that commonly breaks, all checks out a-ok. Id like to consider myself fairly well versed in auto repair, and am hoping to do anything to avoid the stealership. My next thought to check was the NSS, assuming there was one. Local parts store sold me one, but ill be damned if I can locate it on the car to replace it. Can anyone tell me what I may be missing? Is there a way to fire the thing up by jumping relays? Id hate to spend a boat load of cash on a $400 car to find out the engine knocks or the trans slips. Sorry for the Novel, but I like to be thorough.
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