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Clutch started switch - 1996 Ford F350 Crew Cab

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    Johnny Brown Feb 24, 2012

    Whats the problem? are you looking for a clutch pedal neutral saftey switch?

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The clutch starter cutout switch you speak of is located above the clutch pedal, pull the panel off under the dash to access it. Here is a picture of the clutch switch.


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