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Old 09-09-2004, 06:34   #1 (permalink)
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Question Clutch Switch Hot Wire?

The clutch switch on my 2000 Focus Z is going bad. You know the little box behind the clutch pedel that won't let the engine start unless it's depressed.

Does anyone know a way to by pass it?
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clutch Switch Hot Wire?

sorry dont know of that one, my car starts even when the clutch pedal isnt pressed

maybe one of the others will be able to

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sorry dont know of that one, my car starts even when the clutch pedal isnt pressed

maybe one of the others will be able to

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Yeah...It's one of those "safety switches". I'm sure there's a way to take the damn thing off. I'm just afraid if I do, it won't start...

Anybody else know what I'm talkng about?
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Re: Clutch Switch Hot Wire?

To avoid confusion, all manual US cars have a requirement that the clutch must be depressed before starting the engine.i.e. the engine won't start without the clutch being depressed........ ("hello clutch, you are a worthless individual with no redeeming features. Everthing you do is wrong and no one likes you or will ever like you.....")........

This feature is not on European ( and thus Australian ) cars, and therefore MARD's question is US specific. Hope this makes it clearer
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Re: Clutch Switch Hot Wire?

yep, I was going to say that no AUS focus that I was aware of has that safety feature built in....
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DAMN they really box you Americans up!!! Seatbelt warning chimes that'll deafen a deaf person, must depress clutch, must warn of hot coffee.... what'll they think of next, cars that warn you of the danger of other vehicles to stop you from even driving???
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DAMN they really box you Americans up!!! Seatbelt warning chimes that'll deafen a deaf person, must depress clutch, must warn of hot coffee.... what'll they think of next, cars that warn you of the danger of other vehicles to stop you from even driving???
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Yeah, I know...
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nah I dont ever reckon that will ever be implemented in AUS, seriously, what is the point of it anyway? so you dont bunny hop when you have left the car in gear before you start the engine????
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Well, just in cases...I got it!

The switch is easily removed. Push the switch box back, toward the front, and it slides off. Next, notice there are only 2 wires connected to it, simply cut the 2 wires (throw the switch as far as you can) splice the 2 wires together, and that's it!

Start's in neutral, or without the clutch and everything!
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