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How can I bypass the clutch safety switch on my 2001 5 speed Jimmy?

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Just take the connector off and use a big paper clip to connect the 2 terminals inside the connector. Use electrical tape to cover the paper clip and then strap the connector to something so it doesn't flop around. Make sure you remember to push the clutch in before turning the starter or you can damage the starter. Let me know if you have more questions.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 09, 2010

    Oops, checking your connector, I see it has more than 2 terminals. Let me check the wiring diagram and get back to you in a few.

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 09, 2010

    The pink and yellow wires are the 2 you need to connect with the paperclip. Not sure what the other terminals do. Are there more than 2 wires attached to the connector? I will look around the diagrams to see if the switch does anything else. Otherwise, it may just be a switch they use for several different applications. I've never seen an interlock needing more than 2 wires.



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