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Bypassing the clutch safety switch 2002 Ranger

I have 2002 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 XLT manual trans. that recently wouldn't start but has power. From what I have taking from past posts was it could be Clutch safety switch, starter, or a few other things. I wanted to check the switch first and wanted to know what two wires I needed to splice together I've attached a photo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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dont bypass it and start splicing wires together... thats a great way to give yourself electrical gremlins. take the time to properly diagnose the issue. if the switch is at fault then replace it.
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Yes, ^^^ I agree

On the starter motor there will be a small, usually Red wire, that wire comes from the clutch switch, put a test light on it or meter and ground other wire, push clutch in and turn key to START, if you have 12volts on that wire then ignition switch and clutch switch are fine, Starter motor or starter solenoid is bad.

The Pink wire on the clutch switch is usually that 12volt wire from ignition switch, 12volts ONLY when key is in START position.
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I have 2002 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 XLT manual trans. that recently wouldn't start but has power. From what I have taking from past posts was it could be Clutch safety switch, starter, or a few other things. I wanted to check the switch first and wanted to know what two wires I needed to splice together I've attached a photo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Best way to test for bad clutch switch is to find an automatic ranger and look for the clutch switch jumper and put it on your connector. Its an end cap on the same connector that goes to your clutch switch but since an automatic doesn't have one Ford just put a jumper in its place and christmas tree-d it under the dash in that area.

BTW look for V6 ranger w/ automatic. I've seen 4 cyl automatic rangers that didn't even have this plug.

Obviously remove after your done testing.
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