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Where is the starter relay on a 1991 camry new starter no start condition 12v at trigger wire at starter

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The starter relay is on the starter housing and is part of the solenoid. If you have 12v on the trigger wire with it connected to the starter and the ignition switch at START, then the problem is a bad ground connection either at the starter or battery. If you have 12v only with the wire disconnected and ignition switch at START, then you ignition switch is bad.

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