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Old 11-08-2016, 06:50 PM
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Start button doesn't work

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I need some help on the start button on a 2002 it doesn't do anything at all when I push it the only way to start the car is by push starting the car. Can someone please help me?
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:38 AM
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Are you pushing in the clutch when you try to start the car?
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:36 AM
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Yes I did, but nothing happens. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:45 PM
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Are you pushing in the clutch when you try to start the car?
Yes I'm pushing the clutch. Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 11-09-2016, 03:34 PM
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You can begin by checking the switch itself. Find out how to take it out and check the contacts, etc. There's a few threads on this, but it doesn't look very easy.

But before you do that, at least check the fuses (I don't think the car would start at all if one were blown, but not sure). It's certainly easy enough to try.
Good luck! Let us know how you make out.
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Yes I'm pushing the clutch. Do you have any suggestions?
There is a switch that activates when you push the clutch in. It has a rubber pad that is supposed to actuate it when the clutch is pushed in. That rubber pad can disintegrate and then the switch doesn't actuate. Look under the dash around the clutch pedal.
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Would you have a photo of that, so I can know what you are talking about?
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:47 PM
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Open the driver door, and get down on your knees. You already have a flashlight in your hand, right?

Depress the clutch pedal with your hand, and observe what's happening with the linkage and clutch lever, etc. You should see that rubber switch somewhere; it should be an easy sight.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:08 AM
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The rubber pad/disc is attached to the arm of the clutch pedal and depresses a micro switch with is a clutch interlock. I just replaced the pad on my Nissan Frontier this weekend, proving once again that Nissan parts is a rip off, 13 bucks for a plastic/ rubber disc 2/3 the size of a penny.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:31 AM
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Look at part 11 and 13 HERE. That's the actuator switch and the pad.
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:10 PM
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How often do these bad boys go bad? Is it advisable to get one (before you cannot) to have ready when the old one fails?
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:42 AM
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How often do these bad boys go bad? Is it advisable to get one (before you cannot) to have ready when the old one fails?
It's a now and then thing. I doubt anyone has really figured out how long they last. They're protected to some extent by where they are. Personally, I'd say just to take a look at them every now and then.
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Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
Look at part 11 and 13 HERE. That's the actuator switch and the pad.
Thanks! I will look for that.
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Look at part 11 and 13 HERE. That's the actuator switch and the pad.
Thanks for the help. That has solved everything and now the S is alive!
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Thanks for the help. That has solved everything and now the S is alive!
Glad you got it fixed!
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Thanks for the help. That has solved everything and now the S is alive!
Not a problem, glad to help.
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Thanks for the help. That has solved everything and now the S is alive!
did you replace the switch and the pad? Having the same issue. Checked fuse, replaced pad but not switch. Won’t start.
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Check the safety switch on the clutch pedal and make sure it's actuating.
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