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> Clutch interlock switch nightmare
post Dec 10 2015, 03:50 PM
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In my previous Elantra, I disabled the clutch interlock/inhibitor switch by putting a jumper across the connector. I do this because there are times when I want to be able to start the car from the outside, such as when I'm working on it.

I disconnected the switch on my 2012 Touring and installed a jumper, but the car wouldn't start (the starter doesn't engage, just as it wouldn't if the clutch wasn't depressed). I removed the jumper and reconnected the switch and it still won't start! I can't find anything wrong with it other than it just refuses to start. There are only two wires for the clutch switch. There is also a four-wire brake switch that merges into the same harness, but the brake lights work properly, so that switch must be working (I don't recall pressing the brake being required to start the car anyway). There is a second clutch switch (probably for the cruise control), but that one isn't in question, though I did make sure that it was solidly connected.

As a last resort, I disconnected the battery to do a complete reset of everything, in case this was some kind of computer issue. That didn't help, either.

Does anyone have any ideas? I need to be able to get to work tomorrow!

This post has been edited by BNystrom: Dec 10 2015, 04:41 PM




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Only just saw this post today.
So, what happened? Did you fix it?
If you did then what was it that needed to be fixed???

If you still haven't fixed it then get a schematic of the electrical of the starter system
Start at the starter relay in the engine compartment
See if you can by pass the relay.

It is a beginning???


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