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Posted December 21, 2011 - 05:09 PM

New to the site. H14 owner for about 10 years now.. Recently ive been having issues starting it. I have to constantly press the brake slowly but if I dont get it I have to release it and try again to get it to start. Is it something simple or is there a way to bypass having to press the brake to start it??

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 05:41 PM

First off, Welcome to the Forum! :wave:

Sounds like the brake interlock safety switch may need adjustment.... Here is the owner and operation manual for the H14.


The interlock switch adjustments are shown starting on page 14

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 06:09 PM

Is it something simple or is there a way to bypass having to press the brake to start it??

As Brian said, sometimes it is just an adjustment. .....Other times it is a switch failing and needs replacement.

If you are not concerned with eliminating this safety feature, you can disconnect the connector from the switch and make a jumper that goes across the two terminals of the connector. .....Make sure you insulate your connections so that they can not contact a ground.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Welcome to GTTalk TNUTZ. As others have said sounds like an interlock switch problem. Good luck getting it sorted out.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 08:24 AM

I rewired mine and bypassed all the interlock safety switches, Let me know if you want the "modified" wiring diagram.