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Clutch switch "clicks" - can you delete it ?


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The clutch pedal switch is irritating me, it clicks everytime you depress the pedal, and unlike on my first boxster where you could zip-tie it and shut it up, the one on my 03 996 is "reversed", in that it needs to be "extended" to let the car start, not compressed. So the zip tie is not an option.

The dealer kinda ignored me when I asked if I could bypass it, so I'm asking you guys ;-) Can I remove that switch and reconnect the wires so that the computer thinks the pedal is depressed and lets the car start ? Does this switch have any other purpose ? Is there another way to make this "click" go away ? (it's not broken, but I can hear it all the time). I've searched, I can't believe I am the only one anal enough to be annoyed by this noise. Maybe I need louder exhausts !!

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The clutch pedal switch is irritating me, it clicks everytime you depress the pedal, and unlike on my first boxster where you could zip-tie it and shut it up, the one on my 03 996 is "reversed", in that it needs to be "extended" to let the car start, not compressed. So the zip tie is not an option.

The dealer kinda ignored me when I asked if I could bypass it, so I'm asking you guys ;-) Can I remove that switch and reconnect the wires so that the computer thinks the pedal is depressed and lets the car start ? Does this switch have any other purpose ? Is there another way to make this "click" go away ? (it's not broken, but I can hear it all the time). I've searched, I can't believe I am the only one anal enough to be annoyed by this noise. Maybe I need louder exhausts !!

Any other purpose?

I've got a 986 and oddly enough, I was going to post to ask why, when the clutch is depressed, the rpms go up about 50 rpm and when released, rpms go down. So, I think it serves a purpose, but why is this necessary?

I can use a zip tie on mine?

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I've got a 986 and oddly enough, I was going to post to ask why, when the clutch is depressed, the rpms go up about 50 rpm and when released, rpms go down. So, I think it serves a purpose, but why is this necessary?

Disengaging clutch unloads transmission from engine. Reduced load allows RPM to increase. You can see it more readily on a cold transaxel.

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I think it is important and wouldn't defeat it. As well as a start interlock, it is used to kick cruise control off without over revving. Turn up the stereo, roll down the window.

Really? On the Boxster the clutch interlock is separate from the cruise function (one happens at the top of the clutch travel while the other happens at the bottom). I've had mine ty-wrapped for 6 years with no problems - and no clicking ;)

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I think it is important and wouldn't defeat it. As well as a start interlock, it is used to kick cruise control off without over revving. Turn up the stereo, roll down the window.

Really? On the Boxster the clutch interlock is separate from the cruise function (one happens at the top of the clutch travel while the other happens at the bottom). I've had mine ty-wrapped for 6 years with no problems - and no clicking ;)

Tom is right, my cruise control comment was about the upper switch, the start interlock is a fully depressed switch at the bottom of travel. Still don't think I would defeat either one.

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