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We have a 2005 M3 2.3L that won't start. It has a new

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We have a 2005 M3 2.3L that won't start. It has a new battery (2 months old) and just clicks when turning it over. Replaced the starter and same "click". Is there a clutch safety switch on this car?
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Customer: The engine runs by push starting.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  FIX IT MAN replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** you for the question. To answer your question, yes it has a clutch safety switch. It may have failed. You can test it with a voltage meter if you have one. Where is the clocking coming from?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The clicking seems to be coming from the starter area. I have a voltmeter. How do I test the clutch safety switch? Or better yet, is there another way to diagnosis the problem?
Expert:  FIX IT MAN replied 11 months ago.

You can try jumping the clutch switch with a jumper wire to see if it will start.