When you press on your clutch pedal to start the car, you're putting a fair load on your thrust bearing with no oil pressure. With an aftermarket clutch, it`s even worse. This damages your engine every time you start the car. To prevent this damage, we recommend disabling the starter interlock, especially with a stronger clutch installed. This lets you start the car in neutral without touching the clutch, taking all that load off the thrust bearing.
We used to recommend doing some wiring to bypass the switch. Bill Bowser had a better idea. His little clip makes the job easy. Instead of messing around with wiring, it simply slips over the switch and holds it closed all the time. It`s made of stainless steel and has a reinforcing ridge down the center. Inexpensive, installs in seconds and completely reversible.
Fits all manual transmission NA and NB Miatas, including the Mazdaspeed. Highly recommended for any car with an aftermarket clutch. Included with FM Level 1 and Level 2 clutches.
Since the purpose of this part is to defeat the starter interlock, it should be obvious that it will now be possible to start the car while in gear. This has potential for havoc, damage and injury. You will be responsible for ensuring this does not happen.