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Push the clutch in, turn the key, nothing...

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About every 8-10 starts, I push the clutch in, turn the key (dash lights come on), but the car doesn't kick over. I release the clutch, press it in again and it starts like normal.

I'm worried that I'll get stranded. It's an 03 C2. I guess it's going in to the dealer but anyone know what's going on?

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I had a '99 Carrera, '02 Carrera, and now a '04 Carrera. Several times with my '04 Carrera, I turned the ignition and nothing happened, then I tried pushing the clutch down harder, and it turned over. It seems like they made the clutch switch more "demanding" than in past years, so you really need to push down hard on the clutch to be able to start the car. Could be what you're experiencing.

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  • 2 months later...

I have a '99 C2 with 19,500 miles. Recently, ignition would not go to zero position and key got stuck. Go the key out, reinserted, started the car and the starter didn't disengage for a few seconds. Replaced the electrical portion of the switch and now the panel lights up but starter doesn't turnover. I read on this forum where someone found a VW replacement switch. Anyone have a part number or VW year/model or any other ideas? Or do I need to help Pioneer Porsche pay the rent?

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