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Icon3 Clutch bypass switch?

like most manual trans vehicles, my truck has to have the clutch pushed in to start it...

but looking under the dash at the switch got me thinking.....

i could easily bypass this switch and put it up on my dash as a toggle or push button switch
then i could bypass pushing in the clutch all together just by flipping the toggle switch.... (just don't have it in gear when i start it)

anyone ever done this before?


i've seen a few Yota's with a similar device....
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I'd imagine it is a two wire switch under there? Just put a jumper wire between the two connectors. Be careful what you wish for! I've seen veteran drivers of their own vehicles screw up b by-passing it.
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I'd imagine it is a two wire switch under there? Just put a jumper wire between the two connectors. Be careful what you wish for! I've seen veteran drivers of their own vehicles screw up b by-passing it.
i'd like to keep it just for that reason....just relocate it
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well then you'd want to use a momentary switch or something between those two terminals.
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i've seen a few Yota's with a similar device....

My wife's Yota has it and it does come in handy,HOWEVER it is a dangerous feature if you have any little kids that can get into the truck.
It only takes one time for someone to not pay attention and somebody gets killed.
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Two months ago some guy in a Firebird hit a bran new C6 Z06 Vette in the staging lanes at the strip. Firebird guy reached in his through his window to start his car not knowing it was in gear. Either he had a bypass switch or he converted to a manual but a nice loud crunch echoed the strip. I'm sure the Vette needed at least $1000 of work since the rear bumper cover is really weak. Just be careful man.

Yotas have them from factory but it's for off roading use.
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My buddies yota has one they seem like they would be nice but really it doesnt take that long to get in and start it so I think taking the time to do the switch might not be worth it all in the end ya know
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