DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Get your head down in the footwell and move the clutch pedal with you hand, you should see up near the pivot point of the pedal a white block, poking out of the block is a plastic pin which is pressed by a plate on the pedal.
If the clutch pedal has been allowed to travel too high, as is the case when the split pin breaks, the pin on the switch gets pushed too far in so that the plate no longer operates the switch.
There are two ways to fix it, remove the white block/switch, take it to bits and reposition the pin, or simply hold the clutch pedal down and pull the pin out with some pliers, don't be afraid to pull hard, it's what its designed to do, the pin will find its natural position next time the plate on the clutch pedal makes contact.
All the best
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