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Old 06-16-2018, 01:34 PM   #1
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had another hardbody that had this done already. anyone know the procedure?
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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You should be able to remove the rubber stopper on the clutch pedal that presses the switch when then pedal is not depressed. Removing it will allow the switch plunger to extend and close the switch all the time.
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:05 PM   #3
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had another hardbody that had this done already. anyone know the procedure?

Then it will be like my 1970 and 1971 VWs are, from the era when folks had to remember to be in neutral or to press the clutch pedal down !!!


Or one could just solder the two leads to the switch together, and use shrink tubing.
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it's just much nicer to be able to reach in the window and crank it or bump the ignition if you're under the hood.
I do agree however, having to think about being in neutral. i cant count the times i went to start my old truck in gear and startled myself when it jumped.
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You can bypass the clutch switch without even going under the dash, just run a ground to the starter relay under the hood, all the clutch switch does when pressed is complete the ground circuit for the relay
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You should be able to remove the rubber stopper on the clutch pedal that presses the switch when then pedal is not depressed. Removing it will allow the switch plunger to extend and close the switch all the time.

I am trying to install the rubber stopper on the clutch pedal and having a tough time.
Any tips from those that have done it already?

Much appreciated
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If you are trying to push it into the hole, and that isn't working, maybe try pulling it through from the back. Spit on it to lube it up and to mark your territory.
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Put it in the freezer for a while first.
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I have used spit to lube something before......
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Ya got to
Make it greasy
So it will go down easy
Any kind
Of lube will do
Get it from
Another part of you
From the North
From the South
Get a little slobberum
From the
Corner of your mouth
Ya got to
Make it greasy
So it will
Go down easy Frank Zappa


Ya might loop a piece of strong twine around the groove in the stopper, then pull it through the hole, and speak soft, sexy words to the hole while doing so.
Late in life George Burns equated sex with trying to insert an Oyster into a slot machine.....
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