I'm not sure what you are getting at. Perhaps it's different here in the UK but there have been several instances of drivers and/or passengers attempting to take car manufacturers to court for what they regarded as a design flaw in their car. Depressing the clutch on starting a manual car is a very old design feature that has now been incorporated in most manual cars. This was triggered by a number of cases years ago; the worst was when a very young child was killed when his father accidently started the car in gear and crushed the child between the car and the garage door. This led to a number of cases blaming the manufacturer for 'causing' the accident. It could be construed by lawyers that defeating a car safety measure is not a good idea. As you imply this safety discussion is not material to the reason for the original posting and is perhaps best left alone. In the meantime you might like to look at this very old discussion on VWVortex. https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthr...ss-depress-clutch-when-starting-ignition-meanmaybe re-read the first post and what modification was performed, and then read my question again.