swingkat420 said:Question about this...I've screwed down as far as it can and I still can't start the car. Anyway to adjust the switch to a higher level?
M5Joe said:I modified the striking plate that activates the switch by JB welding a piece of plastic to the striking plate. It fit around the striking plate nicely. The source of this plastic was the antiskid plate on a set of wheel chocks. JB Welding a piece of metal to the striking plate may also work. My 2000 M5 would not start without this.
grp said:Just curious - Euro M5's (to the best of knowledge) don't have this "safety" feature, I certainly have never needed to touch the clutch to start any of my manual cars (BMW's or otherwise; and there have been many). Is it an "electronic" thing that can be overridden by BMW computer hook up? If not, what is the update to the US models to cripple the car like this and how can it be reversed ... I guess that's the question I'd be asking myself if I was on the other side of the pond :1: After all, there seem to be fixes for the other "safety" features - side mirror, buy a new one - Nav "Accept", downgrade/upgrade software - etc. etc.
Just before I press "send", it occurs to me - is this the reason that Euro clutches typically last much longer than the US ones (IIRC, it's been mentioned before in this forum...)?
swingkat420 said:I guess they need to add a lot of "safety/disclaimers" over hear because we Americans are "sue" happy, so if something we do something stupid, we have to sue someone, can't sue ourselves!