My car wont start with the key. on 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

I have changed the starter and the key works the ignition but it is not firing the starter. I ran a straight wire to the starter and can start it that way but not with my key. What could be wrong

by in Winston Salem, NC on February 29, 2012
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ANSWER by , February 29, 2012
It is possible the ignition switch is bad.It is possible the ignition switch is bad or you have a problem with the wiring harness from the switch to the starter.check the switch out first .
COMMENT by , February 29, 2012
I changed the wiring harness and the switch but it maybe bad I got a used one ok is there a way i can test the switch before I put it all back