The solenoid should stay off until the key is switched to the on Position. Its natural position should be OFF. Thats the way it is on the diesels I work on at work. The power should open the solenoid and lack of power should be off.
""If you don't have dreams that are a little beyond your grasp, you have already started to die.""
78 acre hay farm
1965 John Deere 4020
John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner
Woods MD 315 Batwing Bushhog
1952 8N Ford Tractor
1990 Yazoo 60" Deck with a 20 HP Wisconsin.
I work on a 1000 acre sod farm.