Q: New starter won't start car.

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I just installed a new starter and the electrical system is suddenly wigging out. Dash and interior lights are turn on/off w/o the key in the ignition. When I do try to start the car the starter doesn't seem to respond, but when I turn the ignition back off and remove the key the system starts clicking and you can hear it thru the speakers.

My car has 265000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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