Hack starting testing in a parking lot:
Make sure the ground wire for the engine block is good. If in doubt, use a jumper wire from the block to the -ve to make sure it is. If it isn't, fix it.
Nicely insulated screwdriver - reach under your exhaust, pull off the little black connector going to the spade terminal on the starter, bridge that spare to the big bolt/nut connector on the starter. It will turn over and make you jump everytime. Don't get your hands in the way, and don't use a sold piece of metal with your hands on the metal
Battery good? If not, bump / jump start.
Don't want to jump the starter, bump start.
Don't want to pull the ignition switch to check the 'start' postion? Bump start
You can pull the back off of your ignition to test the switch, but if you don't know how to do it, i'm afraid i'm not going to post how on a easily google searchable public forum...
Modified by the brit at 11:29 PM 4-30-2007