Or just unplug it. As I remember if the switch is not in the circuit, the clutch does not need to be pushed to start it (it acts like a Fed spec car without the switch). With the switch in the circuit, it has to function.
I remember reading about some Canadian cars that had a faulty switch - the dealer work-around until the new switch came in was to simply unplug it.
Never seen one on a Lotus, but most I have completed a circuit, vs. breaking it. If that's true here, you can bypass it only by connecting one wire end to the other.
Again, not sure on this application.
Back from the dead.
Any tips on how to disconnect the switch? I can get my head in there, but only one arm.
You can leave it there if it causes no issues.
But, if you want it out, either tim and i are right...but not both.
You can spend a bit of time upside down, or lift the car up a bunch to make it easier.
NOTE TO ALL: Download the factory service manual; it has wiring diagrams.
for $25, it's an amazing bargain!! And, a tiny investment.
not that I guarantee this is covered....