the starter switch runs all the way from the starter into the firewall and to the ignition switch, there is a wire connector that connects a purple wire to the red starter switch wire, a link. then the purple wire goes into the ignition switch. thats the best i can explain it. could i just run one wire to the starter switch from the ignition switch?
Ryan, when you start the car with the remote starter, you connect the remote starter to the post that connects the cable from the battery and you connect the 2nd end to a smaller terminal. The purple wire should be connecting to this same small terminal that you are connecting remote starter to.
A continuity test is a test where you use a multimeter or ohm meter to test the path of a circuit. It lets you know that path exist from point a to point b. This is not a visual test. It is a circuit test. For example, if you had a piece of wire with a fuse holder in it. It there is a fuse in the holder and you connect the ohm meter to both ends of the wire, you will see the scale give a numeric reading and it may actually show all zeros.
Zeroes ar egood in this case. Now, if you remove the fuse and test the same 2 ends of wire, your meter will not give you a reading, because, by removing the fuse, you have broken the path. I suggest you do a continuity test on your starter wire to make sure that the path is not broken. If you are wondering how to test both ends of this circuit, you use an additional wire to make a long jumper . If money is tight, you can get a small multi-meter at Harbor Freight for $5. It may sound cheap, but it will do a continuity and a volt test.