How to Remove the Clutch Pedal Safety Switch From a Honda Accord

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How to Remove the Clutch Pedal Safety Switch From a Honda Accord
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The Honda Accord has been in production since 1976 and has the distinction of being the first Japanese automobile manufactured in the U.S., first coming off a domestic assembly line in 1982 at a plant in Marysville, Ohio. The clutch pedal safety switch on the Accord sends an electrical signal to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) when the clutch pedal is pressed. This interrupts the cruise control system, allowing the vehicle to slow down and to prevent over-revving the engine. This switch also disables the starter to prevent the vehicle from being cranked when the clutch pedal is not depressed.

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Things you need

  • 12mm wrench

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  1. 1

    Locate the clutch pedal safety switch at the top of the clutch pedal shaft. Unplug the electrical connector.

  2. 2

    Loosen the 12mm locknut that secures the switch to the bracket.

  3. 3

    Slide the clutch pedal safety switch out of the bracket.

Tips and warnings

  • When reinstalling the clutch pedal safety switch, adjust it with the locknut so that the switch engages within the first 1/2-inch of pedal movement. Push the pedal in and check how far the pedal moves before the switch is engaged.

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