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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Faulty Clutch Switch stopping the car from starting
I wonder if anyone else had suffered from this problem. This morning I got stuck in stationary traffic and a warning light came on advising that the car's security system was not working with a picture of a steering wheel and a key underneath showing on the bottom left of the dash display. I have 2.4 JTDM Brera and, anyway, decided to turn the engine off whilst I waited.
When the traffic began to move again I attempted to start the car with the usual clutch down and press start..........nothing.........totally dead, even all of the dash ignition lights went out.
Checked the battery terminals and they were fine and locked it, then opened it again to see if that would re-set the car but no luck.
Called the AA and when they tested the battery, all fine. Then once he sat in and tried to start it he saw the notice you get when ignition on 'press clutch or brake to start' and pressed the clutch.....nothing again, then pressed the brake on his 2nd attempt and it started!!!
He said it will be the clutch switch and this was the fault.
Anyone else suffered this?