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"Push Clutch To Start" Bypass

"Push Clutch To Start" Bypass


A plug-and-play solution to the problematic TFSI thrust washer wearing caused by having to start certain VAG cars with the clutch depressed. This problem is exaggerated with uprated clutches. Once the problem sets in, the crank and block are then toast, so a new engine is needed.


This is not just for TFSI cars though! It also stops the annoying requirement to press the clutch to start the engine on cars without the TFSI engine (TDI's/V6's etc), which lots of people find tiresome!


This kit involves unplugging the electrical plug to the clutch switch, plugging it into the harness, then plugging the harness into the clutch switch. That's cutting/soldering/messing about with multi meters etc, and it's reversible if you ever want to remove it (selling the car etc). Cruise control functions, and over-rev protection are still kept fully functional.

It comes with comprehensive instructions, which detail fitment, with clear pictures. I have sold over 200 of these (on various sites), check out the feedback!


It was developed on a UK RHD '57 plate Audi S3 8P, but will fit pretty much every VAG car of the same era/shape, please see list of applicable cars below:

Audi A3/S3 8P (2004 - 2012)

Audi A1/S1 (2011+)

Audi TT/TT-S/TT-RS 8J (2007 - 2014)

Audi Q3 (2012+)

Audi R8 (2007+)

VW EOS (2006+)

VW Golf Mk5/6 (2004 - 2014)

VW Caddy (2004+)

VW Beetle (2012+)

VW Jetta (2006+)

VW Scirocco (2009+)

VW Tiguan (2008+)

VW Touran (2003+)


Skoda Octavia (2012)

Skoda Superb (2009+)

Skoda Yeti (2010+)

Skoda Rapid (2013+)

Skoda Fabia (2009+)


Seat Ibiza (2010+)

Seat Leon (2007 - 2012)

Seat Toledo (2005+)


Unfortunately it will not work on cars with start/stop, or cars with electronic parking brakes. Please check with me before buying if you are unsure.

These are made in batches, so delivery will be determined by stock held at the time of ordering. Worst case will be 3-5 days for me to get the parts before they are assembled and posted out to you.

Bulk buy deals available, please contact us for more information.


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