is there an electrical-system wizard who knows whether a brake\npedal, if depressed when starting the engine, could create a temporary\nshort that would keep the starting motor from turning over? for example,\ndo the brake lights, which light-up when the brake pedal is depressed,\nshare any circuitry with the starting motor? art, '97 960 wagon.\n\np.s. we've had a starter gremlin driving us bats for about two years. it\nstrikes only periodically -\- the starter suddenly won't turn over tho\nbattery is new -\- then w-i-l-l turn-over and fire up like gangbusters\nwithin a few minutes, or a few hours or maybe a day later. two\nmechanics, including one with big-time diagnostic equipment, have been\nunable to smoke this one out.