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Old 10-28-2008, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to on disabling the clutch switch for starting the car?

Sometimes when I go to start the vr-4 in the morning I have a really hard time starting it unless I press the clutch down to the floor really hard. And When I say hard I almost think my foot is going to go through the floor, Well atleast I know I dont have rust Issues lol.

This mostly happens on the really cold days that we get here in the N.E area. on a fairly warm day its almost never a problem, but still in my N/A I just push it in a bit and no force needed, and it starts right up no problem.

So my question is how can I fix this, I would prefer to fix this so that just in case if the car is in gear and the g/f goes to start it she wont freak out. Or if the above option is a pain in the ass how do I disable that switch, I know many people have done it. I have also seen cars from the factory that didnt have this switch in. I am sick of pressing the pedal so hard and its cold almost everyday here, it almost ruins my morning lol!
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I want to say on the clutch pedal there are 2 electrical connections. The first one is the cruise control switch and the second is the clutch safety switch. Should be able to disconnect it and start right up I believe.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to on disabling the clutch switch for starting the car?

or rather then disconnecting it you could just pull it apart and remove the spring and metal retainer from it and then it will start without it needing to be engaged. thats what i did for my remote start and it works fine and i dont have a loose harness swingin around either
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I want to say on the clutch pedal there are 2 electrical connections. The first one is the cruise control switch and the second is the clutch safety switch. Should be able to disconnect it and start right up I believe.
i believe you have to ground the clutch safety switch...
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If you don't have a neutral safety switch installed, I HIGHLY recommend against disabling the clutch "safety" switch....

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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or rather then disconnecting it you could just pull it apart and remove the spring and metal retainer from it and then it will start without it needing to be engaged. thats what i did for my remote start and it works fine and i dont have a loose harness swingin around either
This sounds like a good Idea, the switch is on top is that correct?????

I wasnt sure if there were two, when Adjusting the clutch pedal it felt like it was moving and working fine. But why do I have to press the pedal so hard to the floor for the car to start?? SHouldnt it just start as soon as that pin is let out????

I mean I gotta press the shit out of that pedal for it to start on a cold day...

Oh and BTW when I just tap the cluch pedal a little bit while on cruise control it shuts off right away I dont even have to press the clutch in more than a 1/4 way in??? This is weird. I sorta want to try and fix it but it seems like I may just be better off doing one of the above steps...
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If you don't have a neutral safety switch installed, I HIGHLY recommend against disabling the clutch "safety" switch....

Just my .02

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I am sorry what do you mean by this?? The car would not come stock with it I would imagine.... And I agree with you, this is why I am asking how would I fix this as opposed to disable it. I just figure if its too much of a pain to fix it I will have to disable for now...
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Default Re: How to on disabling the clutch switch for starting the car?

White plug w/ blue and brown wires.

Just unplug it, and its bypassed.
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White plug w/ blue and brown wires.

Just unplug it, and its bypassed.
Thank you very much VERY simple explanation lol I will go try it. I would at some point want to fix this issue any ideas on how to do that. I just really dont get why I gotta press the pedal so hard to the floor, sorta interesting for me to figure it out. + rep for you sir and everyone else for the help!
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to on disabling the clutch switch for starting the car?

You still can't start in gear, right? The car should stall like when I... I mean somebody puts the car in gear and forgets to give it gas when letting off the clutch... Sounds like that would be enough of a safety to me.
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