HELP Help!!! Clutch/Start Switch


Old 01-19-06, 10:54 AM
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HELP Help!!! Clutch/Start Switch

I have a 2001 GMC Sonoma 4 cyl 5 spd 39k miles. I have determined that the Clutch/Start switch has gone bad. I went to start my truck yesterday and it started to turn over then everything went black. I kicked the clutch pedal a couple of times and the power all came on, but everytime I depress the pedal to start the car I get a continual clicking under the dash then everything goes black. I need the truck for work!!! Is there anyway to by pass the switch. All my local shops tell me that they can get the part in 3 to 5 days from their warehouses. But no truck = no work = no pay.

I need help fast.


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Old 01-19-06, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
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( if it's not a relay problem) look at the clutch pedal and locate a plunger type or micro switch. should be around the same place on the clutch pedal as the brake switch is on the brake pedal. two wires from the switch ? easy. try with the wires disconnected from the switch first. if that doesn't work try connecting the two wires together with a jumper. you are testing the circuit in an open and closed state. not sure which way the switch wants to be to allow starting. good luck
Old 01-20-06, 08:54 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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a note on the side, is your battery in good shape ? , these symptoms `could be coming from a low battery also.

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