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Old 11-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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2000 STI RA Limited


Originally Posted by GGSimpreza View Post
Every GC8 has a clutch switch. Otherwise the car would start without pushing the clutch in.
Originally Posted by gtu89rx7 View Post
weird, because all manual trans GC8's have one, check your clutch pedal. i bypassed it b/c i hate having to push the clutch to start the car
Some have them some don't.

My 99rs and 2000 sti both had one, my 96wrx does not have one.

Originally Posted by elislider View Post
i have no idea what you guys are talking about. all manual transmission cars have some sort of switch on the clutch pedal to ensure the car doesnt start without you pushing the pedal in. obviously automatics dont have this (though they do usually use the brake pedal switch to make sure you press the brake pedal before you shift out of park)

toupedave, check your pedal box at the clutch pedal for the small black switch that detects when you push the pedal in all the way. there is a little plastic pad that clips onto the pedal and presses the switch. sometimes the pad wears out or breaks and falls off, making it very hard to press the switch. or something could be a little bent and the switch isnt being pressed for some other reason.
All manual cars? Seriously? I guess you've never touched a car pre 2000.

My 96 wrx doesn't have said switch, my 91 Skyline doesn't. There may be a cutoff year where they are required to have it.
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