Clutch Pedal Ignition Switch: How to Replace It
Small but terrible - this is definitely the right description for your clutch pedal ignition switch. It serves as a switch that will allow the starter of the clutch pedal to be engaged. Without it, your vehicle's battery will not be able to start. As simple as that! However, your clutch pedal ignition switch can be prone to deterioration after a definite period of time. Hence, it is important to replace it immediately. These steps and tools will surely help you to get the job successfully done:
Difficulty level: Moderate
Things you'll need:
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Socket and ratchet
- Test light
- New clutch pedal ignition switch
Step 1: Before you can gain access to the clutch pedal ignition switch, you must first park your vehicle in an area with enough illumination.
Step 2: You can remove the carpet mat on the driver's side in order to work with the replacement of your clutch pedal ignition switch more easily.
Step 3: Disengage the connection of the negative ground cable and the battery terminal to avoid any electrical accidents.
Step 4: Through the driver's door at the side, glide the seat to the back completely to have more space in accessing the clutch area.
Step 5: Look for the location of the old clutch pedal ignition switch. It can be found close to the top area of the clutch pedal, which is fastened to a clip. A flashlight may help you to find the old switch.
Step 6: In order to remove the old clutch pedal ignition switch, you must first loosen and take off its electrical socket with the help of a flat-head screwdriver.
Step 7: With the help of a socket and ratchet, remove the bolts and screws that holds the old clutch pedal ignition switch in its mounting frame.
Step 8: Once all the electrical connections and fasteners are removed, lift the old clutch pedal ignition switch, and detach it from its clip. You may now set it aside from your vehicle.
Step 9: Now, you can install your new clutch pedal ignition switch. Make sure to attach its electrical socket again afterwards.
Step 10: Using the screwdriver once again, reinstall the mounting screws and bolts of your new clutch pedal ignition switch securely. Make sure that the fasteners are aligned with the holes in the mounting area of the new switch.
Step 11: Test the efficiency of your new clutch pedal ignition switch before returning the driver's seat into place with the help of a test light. This can be done by grounding the wiring connections of the test light to any metal underneath the vehicle dash.
Step 12: Once the voltage reaches and exits the new switch properly while the ignition is in the on and start position respectively, then it is properly working.
Step 13: Reconnect the negative ground cable to the battery terminal, and rearrange the driver's seat in a comfortable position.