Some would wonder, why in the world someone would want to bypass their clutch switch. Yes its there for "safety" reasons, but i've drove MT's all my life. I understand that every time i start my car the clutch is alway in and its always in neutral. If you don't do this, its a good habit to get into. Others might have their own reasons and i'm not here to debate safety issues. I needed a solution to a problem and this is the fix.
The main reason for this modification for me was to prevent possibly damaging an aftermarket clutch that may be over extended while attempting to start the car. I ran into this situation once i installed my new twin disc clutch this past weekend. The throw was to far and the TOB was over extending the PP.
After unbolting the switch from its location, I realized it was not a momentary switch like I had seen in pretty much every vehicle. Which led me to document it and post the fix so that if anyone else needed to bypass their switch they would be able to do so easily.
Some noted observations of this switch is that it is a linear 5k ohm potentiometer. The cars PCM requires approx 3.3k OR 1.68k ohms to make the starter engage. These values are also roughly the exact same when the clutch is in its resting position at the top of the throw. Although they are on the opposite poles of the switch. Which is why i can't tell you which does which.. haha. If one set of values doesn't start it, flip the resistances over and it will.
If you go outside of the given values by very much you will throw codes on the dash. The traction control and stability control codes in particular.
Anyway.. it doesn't really matter.. on with the modification.
They say a pictures worth a thousand words, so here ya go, this is how you bypass your clutch switch safely, for free, and with nothing more than a sharp blade and some glue.