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Old 06-18-2003, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Starter Sensor on Clutch?

I went out to my car this morning and tried to start my car. Pushed down clutch and nothing, depressed then pushed down again then it started. I then went to get gas. I had to press the clutch many times before it would start.

Is there a sensor to change? Is it easy? Has anyone had this problem?


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Old 06-18-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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The clutch safety switch should be on the clutch pedal assembly if it's like other cars. Drop the lower dash panel and poke around under there, maybe it's just loose?

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Old 06-18-2003, 03:09 PM   #3
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Or sticky, try to lubricate it.
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Old 06-18-2003, 03:57 PM   #4
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The switch is tight & moves well. I have to really stomp on it to get it to work.

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Old 06-19-2003, 12:36 PM   #5
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If you aren't worried about starting your car into a wall, you could just bypass that switch.

I can't recall if it's an open circuit or closed circuit safety, but either way, you could simply clip the wires (or crimp them together).

Not too elegant, but it'll solve your problem short term. And if you do your cuts / crimps cleanly, it shouldn't be too hard to reinstall a new switch later on.

One caveat before you do this- I think the sensor that disables the cruise control when you clutch in is a seperate unit entirely... but please verify that, and make sure you're hacking the right one.

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Old 06-19-2003, 01:11 PM   #6
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I was thinking of doing that. If it got so I can't start the car.

The sensor for the starter is at the top of the peddle stroke & the sensor for the cruise is on the bottom. I don't get to use the cruis much in SoCal anyway.

I'm going to see if the local dealer has the part at lunch today.

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Old 06-19-2003, 07:42 PM   #7
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The sensor for the starter is at the top of the peddle stroke & the sensor for the cruise is on the bottom.
Maybe I'm not understanding what you've said, but I think it's the opposite of that.

A light press on the clutch should disengage the cruise control, while putting the pedal to the floor should disable the starter lockout...

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Old 06-20-2003, 11:27 AM   #8
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I explain things terrible. The sencor that is bad it at the top of the pedal & the cruise sencor is on the bottom if you look under there.

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Old 06-20-2003, 12:31 PM   #9
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As far as I know only USDM M/T cars have the dummy clutch switch, correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 06-20-2003, 03:01 PM   #10
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Ummm, as far as I can tell, we're talking about USDM 5MT cars here.

Also, what do you mean by "dummy switch" ?? It's a real switch, not fake. If you're saying it's a switch for dummies, well, uh, no kidding. That's why I suggested earlier that he could just bypass it...

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Old 06-20-2003, 04:13 PM   #11
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I ordered the part. It is $32.

It is working fine now but I'm going to change it anyways. If it gets to the point that I can't start it before I get the part (Wed)I will just wire the two wires together.

It is not a dummy switch. It is pretty smart. It knows enough not to let me start the car.

Is there a car made with an auto with a clutch?

Thanks for the help everyone.
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