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Old 04-29-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Clutch switch behind clutch pedal

I just got my car back from the transmission place and they couldn't get that lil black switch with the white button to start your car to clip back on. I tried it myself and it seems to be clipped in the right spot in the 2 little holes but if I push my clutch pedal all the way in, it doesn't seen to hit the white button for me to start my car. Is there something I'm doing wrong or clipping it in the wrong way?
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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is the bracket bent?
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
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no I don't think so...I'll double check it when I go out later. I know the switch off by accident with my hand, so I don't think I bent the bracket at all...but I'll double check that when I go back outside
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:17 AM   #4
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So what was wrong with your car? I remember your old thread. Did the transmission place find that the clutch was shot, or was it something else?

Sorry I can't help with the switch though.
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You have to forcibly pull out the plunger when the switch is removed, and then it will auto adjust the first time you push down the pedal. I don't remember specifically how it goes, there are other threads that discuss the switch setup including the clutch master cylinder thread in the help file. I believe there is at least one thread out there that shows pictures. The service manual lists the extended length of the switch rods, as it varies from switch to switch. I think they give the length spec because it took more force than I would otherwise have been comfortable with to extend the rod.
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What is that switch called? Mine broke off and one of the wires that was connected to it ripped as well, i have to press the button, make the wires touch, press the clutch, and turn the key to make my car start :/
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holy thread revival batman.

its called "neutral safety switch"

you can always just connect the 2 wires and call it a day. this will allow the car to be started without engaging the clutch. my car has been like this since 2004. its actually manditory if you were to install a remote start.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:39 AM   #8
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i just drilled a hole on my dash and put it there from the backside so its like a buttom coming out near my headlight switch, dont need to push the clutch to strart it anymore :)
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i wonder what would happen if u tried to crank the car with it in gear? ive always wondered if the starter motor had enough in it to actually make the car move but i really dont wanna be the one to try it.
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I just changed the master cylinder on my 2005 ford focus ZX3 and now as well when I push my clutch pedal all the way in, it doesn't hit the white button for me to start my car. Have you figured it out.

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