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post #1 of 10 Old Sep 26th, 2004, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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No start. Clutch interlock switch?

I have a 1992 1.6L Nissan Sentra with 116,000 miles on it. Normally have to depress the clutch before you turn the ignition switch to start the engine. But recently nothing happens except the dash lights come on. There's no sound at all from the engine. Suspect Clutch Interlock Switch?

1. Does anyone have a diagram or picture for exact location of the switch?

2 Can it be switch be safetly overrriden so the car can be started w/o the clutch being depressed?

Much appreciated!!
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post #2 of 10 Old Sep 26th, 2004, 10:43 PM
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It could be the clutch interlock switch, or the starter, or the battery/alternator.

Check the battery cables. Remove them from the battery and look for corrosion. If there is any, clean it off with a wire brush, and sandpaper (inside). If the battery is discharged, it may be due to a bad alternator.

You can short across the clutch interlock switch to see if the starter will work.

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Check the battery cables. Remove them from the battery and look for corrosion. If there is any, clean it off with a wire brush, and sandpaper (inside). If the battery is discharged, it may be due to a bad alternator.

You can short across the clutch interlock switch to see if the starter will work.

Lew[/QUOTE]

Hi there Lew,

Just replaced battery and all cables (they were slight corroded but replaced as a set). Battery is full. Not sure where the interlock switch is (other than being on the clutch, but did not see it visually). Is it normally in the firewall, or somewhere along the travel path of the clutch pedal?

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Here is the location of the clutch interlock switch in the B14 (1995-1999). Hopefully it is similar for your B13

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I have a 1992 1.6L Nissan Sentra with 116,000 miles on it. Normally have to depress the clutch before you turn the ignition switch to start the engine. But recently nothing happens except the dash lights come on. There's no sound at all from the engine. Suspect Clutch Interlock Switch?

1. Does anyone have a diagram or picture for exact location of the switch?

2 Can it be switch be safetly overrriden so the car can be started w/o the clutch being depressed?

Much appreciated!!
Steven
I have the same exact issue. Battery is good, I can push the little button on the Clutch Switch, that's not it. May be starter, solenoid, connection (from battery to starter).....
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I have the same exact issue. Battery is good, I can push the little button on the Clutch Switch, that's not it. May be starter, solenoid, connection (from battery to starter).....
May be the clutch switch is defective.

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May be the clutch switch is defective.

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You may be right...... <singing to tune of "If I only had a brain"> If I only had a lift......

OK, plea for help. I live in the NYC area. Anyone have a garage (shop) hookup where I could throw my car on a lift to check this out. I'm going to Costco's today to pick up a case of beer......
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