About a month ago, my neutral safety switch was damaged and my 96 toyota paseo (5 speed manual transmission) wouldn’t start. I was able to start by sticking in a bent paper clip, which has been in the neutral safety switch ever since.
Now, my car again won’t start, but the radio/lights come on and a jump doesn’t help, so I’m pretty sure it’s not the battery. There is no clicking sound. I think it might be the starter solenoid or relay or the starter fuse, but really have no idea.
Any thoughts? Symptoms sound recognizable, or need to be clarified further?