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Chevrolet Clutch Switch Installation

by Allen Gagle

The clutch switch in your Chevy is designed to start the engine when the clutch pedal is depressed. The switch completes a circuit connected to the engine starter. This safety feature will disable the starting process when your foot is not stepping on the clutch. The clutch switch is similar to the brake light switch, located near the brake pedal. If you have a hard time starting your Chevy when depressing the clutch pedal, replace the clutch switch.

Park the car in a well-lit and spacious area. Open the driver's side door and slide the driver's seat all the way back to create more room. Place the rubber or carpet mat from the car on the floor so you can lay or kneel on the ground to get better access to the clutch switch.

Locate the clutch switch, which is attached to a clip near the top of the pedal. You may need to use a flashlight to determine the location of the switch. Remove the electrical socket to disconnect the switch.

Pull the switch and remove it out of the clip. Set the old switch aside.

Install the new switch onto the clip and reconnect the electrical socket.

Depress the clutch pedal and start the car. Remember that a fully functioning Chevy clutch switch will enable you to start the car quickly and efficiently.


  • Do not forget to install the electrical connection when installing a new Chevy clutch switch.

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About the Author

Allen Gagle is a writer in Orlando, Fla. and has been writing professionally since 1995. He has worked as editor for WebNovice Online and co-founded "3D Trends Magazine." Gagle has written articles, reviews and tutorials for various publications and technical journals in the computer and entertainment industries, both online and in print.

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