10301: Installation Instructions for Remote Location Starter Solenoid Kit
Installation Instructions for 10301
Remote Location Starter Solenoid Kit
WARNING! This solenoid DOES NOT use suppression diodes. Use of this solenoid on vehicles with Engine Control
Computers will result in permanent damage to the computer/processor.
The JEGS Remote Location Starter Solenoid Kit will help eliminate the "HOT START" problems that occur with starter
mounted solenoids. Other benefits include rerouting of the main power cable away from the exhaust system to avoid a
potential fire hazard plus easy access for add-on connection of 12-volt powered accessories.
Remove both the negative (-) and positive (+) power cables from the battery. The positive cable will need to be
replaced during the project by a new cable due to the new location you have chosen. We recommend two gauge or
larger copper cable for a battery located in the engine compartment, zero gauge copper cable for trunk located
battery (or batteries).
Pick a suitable location for the solenoid that allows easy access and a clean, neat installation. Firewall or inner
fender are two common locations. Use the solenoid bracket to mark and drill two mounting holes. Mount solenoid in
an upright position using the supplied fasteners. When mounting to a non-metallic surface, keep in mind that you
must complete a ground circuit by running a ground wire from one of the mounting fasteners to a frame member.
Before removing from their original locations on the existing solenoid, tag each wire as follows: “S”, “R” and “B”
(positive battery cable terminals). All cables can now be removed from the solenoid.
Note: HEI ignitions do not have an "R" wire.
Place the die-stamped jumper strip onto the starter mounted solenoid's “B” and "S" terminals to bridge these two
Fabricate new cables and wires to test fit routings and installation. DO NOT make connections with the battery – this
is for fitment purposes only. Make a cable to connect the positive side of the existing solenoid to the newly mounted
remote solenoid's larger terminals (copper). Keep in mind that the reason for this project is to stay away from heat
generating sources, so route cables accordingly. Pay particular attention to moving parts (suspension components,
cooling fans, etc) and route wires safely out of their way. Now make a cable to connect the remaining large terminal
on the remote solenoid to the battery positive terminal. Again, DO NOT make connections with the battery -- this is
for fitment purposes only.
You will need to replace the wires that made the original connections with the switched power sources on the starter
Use the lengths of wire supplied with the remote solenoid kit: 16-gauge yellow wire - for the "R" connection (non-HEI), 16-gauge blue wire - for the "S" connection, 10-gauge red wire - for connections from positive "B". Note:In order to enjoy years of trouble-free service, we recommended soldering all terminals to their wires and
wrapping them with electrical tape to prevent any shorts from contact with other components which could result
in a short circuit.
Finish the connections with the JEGS
solenoid as follows :
• “S” wire to “S” terminal stud
• “R” wire to “I” terminal stud (non-HEI)
• “B” wires to terminal studs with positive power cables. Note: If your vehicle was originally
equipped with fusible links, you must
re-install them between the "B"
terminal wires and the positive
battery cable connection. For
vehicles not equipped with a fusible
link, we have provided one with the
kit. Use it for protection for your vehicles wiring harness.