Why would your lights not work after you replace the starter?
You might have installed the starter with the wrong size sledge hammer. Actually I would start with the basics and check for a blown fuse. What lights do you refer to? Inside, outside or trouble lights? All lights? A word of caution: Sometimes with auto repair you can't assume that Action A caused Problem B.
In Response To My Own Question: I finally figured it out ... the starter's main post had more wires on it than I realized at the time, ( I didn't take them off originally). I found that the light circuit went thru the starter post, and when attached to the ground terminals instead of the battery post on the solenoid I had "NO LIGHTS".
Thanks for trying, someone in the future.
Check that the Starter wire is in good shape. In 97 Grand Ams they were faulty and not giving enough power to the starter. If that doesn't work try the ignition switch or module. then the wiring. See if you can hear things engaging like the fuel injection. That would be a clue that it's trying to get power but something is blocking it. Then check the more expensive things like the starter (some places…
If the lights are bright, the starter may have failed. If the lights are dim and the starter turns over slowly (RRRRrrr . . .) the battery my need to be charged. If the lights are bright and the starter cranks normally, failures in the ignition system may be the cause. The engine needs a strong battery with clean, tight connections, fuel and spark. You are missing one of those.
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