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The first generation Mazda MX-5, or Miata.

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miata wil not start with clutch depressed

new battery, all other electrical elements functioning, clutch depressed, starter will not engage.

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is there a electrical relay on clutch pedal that controls the start function?

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Hi,

There are two clutch switches.

The big white one which is engaged only when the pedal is fully depressed is a starter interlock.

Not sure if this is the same for your year model but hopefully it is of some help.

http://blog.miataracer.com/2012/06/how-t...

There's a smaller one, up under the dash, which disengages when the pedal is slightly depressed. This goes to the cruise control unit as well as to ECU pin 1V. In a M/T car it's a brown-white wire. This wire is also connected to the transmission neutral switch.

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thank you...where is the white starter interlock located?

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Hi @mikemiata ,

It might have changed colour. Is there not one where it is shown in the picture in the link that I posted?

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