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The first thing I thought of was that the relay wasnt working, for if it is to duplicate what an ICE system does, then it should follow that the relay is set up as a latching relay. That means that your starting position energizes the relay, and once the relay kicks in, it latched itself in to that position, until the ignition is turned off, and the relay unlatches, for the next start sequence. The idea is so the motor doesnt inadvertently start with ignition on, and the only way for the motor to run is to purposly turn to start, just like in an ICE start sequence..

I realize you have it working now, and I'm just posting to give you a visualization of what this relay does, so in the future you know how it works.

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