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Clutch switch override

Clutch switch override
Clutch switch override
Bypass your clutch pedal starter interlock without wiring or tools.

Made in the USA

Exclusive to Flyin' Miata

Availability: In stock



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.

Shipping note: When ordered by itself, the Clutch switch override will be shipped via USPS first class mail. The shipping cost will be adjusted accordingly.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Part number 08-80000
TÜV approval available No
Fits: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (non-MSM), 2005 (non-MSM), MSM
Manufacturer Flyin' Miata
Flyin' Miata exclusive Yes
Fits Exocet? No
Proposition 65 Warning: Cancer and reproductive harm
California emissions No

Customer Reviews 12 item(s)

Don't really know.
Unfortunately, the clutch switch on my Miata does not match the description or photos accompanying the override piece. Don't know if it's the original or a replacement switch, but the override does not come close to fitting as described.

Note from FM: There are two switches on the clutch pedal. We believe Michael was attempting to install the override on the incorrect one, but have not been able to make contact to help troubleshoot. We've never seen a replacement switch for this part.
Review by Michael / (Posted on 5/1/2020)
Simple and Works
Received this with my clutch kit. Works as advertised. The lone negative review was left by someone who can't read instructions. The clip stays on just fine if you follow the pictures Flyin Miata has on them. Remove your driver's seat to install it relatively easily, though it will be an awkward fit to get up in there. It looks like cruise control is run off a separate switch that's higher up on the pedal, so I don't think installing this should affect that functionality.

Note from FM: the cruise clutch switch is indeed separate from the starter interlock.
Review by Kibbles / (Posted on 6/23/2019)
Tricky but it works!
Installation was not fun but quick and easy, but it works fine and the fitment is just right. Just have to get use to starting the car with no clutch pressed in.
Review by Ivan / (Posted on 4/12/2019)
Great for those not looking to wear out their pilot bearing
Hard to install if you’re a dingus as I am. Quality is nice, but a little sharper around the edges than I would have liked. It works well and gets the job done.
Review by Mathieu / (Posted on 1/22/2019)
Works as advertised!
Installation was quick and easy and it works great!
Review by Paul / (Posted on 7/19/2018)
Works as advertised. You may as well cut out the cruise control while you're at it.

Note from FM: This part does not affect the cruise control switch that is also found on the clutch pedal.
Review by Style Bee / (Posted on 3/21/2018)
Works well
Worked great. Definitely a little cramped but took about 30 seconds to put on.
Review by Max / (Posted on 1/30/2018)
Works like a charm
Simple, easy, great price. Installed it on my 97 in like two minutes. Who would of thought it'd be so simple?! Just slip it over the button and your done.
Review by Joseph / (Posted on 1/19/2018)
Excellent device. Performs admirably
I've had one for years on my modified 2000. I had no trouble getting it to stay in place, but it was like playing Twister to get into position to install it. If you aren't flexible I recommend taking out the driver side seat while you install it.

I wish I had one for my 1994 Stealth but that puppy is even more crowded under the dash!
Review by Ross / (Posted on 6/2/2017)
not working
This item is a piece of shit, I could not get it to stay in place.
Review by jabba / (Posted on 5/31/2017)
It works!
Installation is a bit tricky with the small space under the dash, but it works just as intended and the fitment is just right. Just remember to not start the car while in gear without depressing the clutch while in the garage! Ask me why I said this ;)
Review by Dudsap / (Posted on 2/28/2017)
Works as designed
A little bit of a pain to install as you to be able to climb upside down to reach the clutch switch but once it is done it works like a charm with no problems
Review by Toyzforme / (Posted on 9/22/2016)
Click here for instructions for this part.