Can you disable the "press clutch to start" funtion, 2014 A4

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Hi, while test driving my car after my last tweak, I thought of another tweak I would like to do. Can the "press clutch to start" function be turned off? It is hard on the crankshaft trust bearings to dry start with the full pressure of the clutch applied.

I know it is a safety feature, but I have been driving manual transmission cars for 36 years and I am use to starting a manual car in neutral without pressing the clutch. I have this defeated in all six of my other manual trans cars. It is one of the first things I do when I buy a car.

Thanks, Wade

Here is my current auto scan:
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Monday,07,September,2020,23:15:10:14539
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VCDS Version: 20.4.2.0 (x64)  HEX-V2 CB: 0.4513.4
Data version: 20200730 DS317.0
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VIN: WAUDFAFL6EN038055   License Plate: 


Chassis Type: FL-AU48 (8R0)
Scan: 01 03 05 08 09 15 16 17 19 42 44 46 52 53 56 5F 62 72

VIN: WAUDFAFL6EN038055   Mileage: 73910km-45925miles

01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
05-Acc/Start Auth. -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000
53-Parking Brake -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: Malfunction 0010
5F-Information Electr. -- Status: OK 0000
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Address 01: Engine (MY15-CAED)       Labels:. 06H-907-115-CDN.clb
   Part No SW: 8K5 907 115 M    HW: 8K2 907 115 L
   Component: 2.0l R4/4V TF H09 0005  
   Revision: ECH09---    
   Coding: 4A190013242600062000
   Shop #: WSC 15184 003 1048576
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM20TFS0118K5907115M 001006
   ROD: EV_ECM20TFS0118K5907115M.rod
   VCID: 3C2130CFA6E82B5B4EB-8068

No fault code found.
Readiness: 1110 0101

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)       Labels:. 8K0-907-379-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 907 379 CP    HW: 8K0 907 379 CP
   Component: ESP8 quattro  H09 0020  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: --------------
   Coding: 071D1800
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 094F991BB93ACEF305D-805C

No fault code found.

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Address 05: Acc/Start Auth. (J393)       Labels:. 8K0-907-064-05.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 907 064 JL    HW: 8K0 907 064 JL
   Component: BCM2 2.0      H14 0650  
   Revision: 00002001    
   Coding: 0B814040000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 03538B339B1694A34F1-8056

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8K0 959 754 F    HW: 8K0 959 754 F
   Component: FBSAUDIB8 IDG  H71 0083 
   Serial number: 0514000041919001    

   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 8K0 905 852 E    HW: 8K0 905 852 E
   Component: J764 ELV MLB  H40 0046 
   Serial number: 0214000047704008    

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC (J255)       Labels: Redir Fail!
   Part No SW: 8K1 820 043 AM    HW: 8K1 820 043 AM
   Component: KLIMA 1 ZONE  H02 0122  
   Revision: A0000000    Serial number: 01170320141860
   Coding: 6400208000
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 73B3DBF3CBB6A4235F1-8026

No fault code found.

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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels:. 8K0-907-063.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 907 063 DF    HW: 8K0 907 063 DF
   Component: BCM1 1.0      H16 0103  
   Revision: 06016001    Serial number: 00000774004501
   Coding: 26000091863CAFC00000480000003D0D0F1C1308A2090221000004004000030100000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 76B5E2E7D8C4B10B78F-8022

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8K1 955 119 B    HW: 8K1 955 119 B  Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
   Component: MITSUBA050314  H18 0461 
   Serial number: 1402270704681       
   Coding: 004577

   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 8U0 955 559 B    HW: 8U0 955 559 B  Labels: 8U0-955-559.CLB
   Component: G397_RLFS  H06 0002 
   Serial number: 22388710            
   Coding: 02005D

   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 8K0 941 531 AS    HW: 8K0 941 531 AS
   Component: E1 - LDS  H03 0031 
   Serial number: 00000000000903145624

   Subsystem 4 - Part No SW: 4G0 907 410 A    HW: 4H0 907 410 A
   Component: USHL4.2  H30 0030 
   Serial number: 0000002274555RANHP03

   Subsystem 5 - Part No SW: 4G0 907 658 A    HW: 4G0 907 658 A
   Component: Humidity_Sens  H03 0002 
   Serial number: 80194B17000000000001

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags (J234)       Labels:| 8K0-959-655.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 959 655 P    HW: 8K0 959 655 P
   Component: AirbagVW-AU10 H48 0610  
   Serial number: 003KJDC02ZGY  
   Coding: 303844354730303030304A55304C384B3053
   Shop #: WSC 29419 001 1048576
   ASAM Dataset: EV_AirbaECUVWAUDI010 003010
   ROD: EV_AirbaECUVWAUDI010_003_AU48.rod
   VCID: 4ACD6617FC3C85EBCC7-801E

   Seat occupied recognition: 
   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8K0 959 339 C    HW: 8K0 959 339 C
   Component: BF-Gewichtss.  H02 0040 
   Serial number: 5810000R140000JD66

   Crash sensor for side airbag: driver side: 
   Serial number: 6334MSME450960647

   Crash sensor for side airbag: front passenger side: 
   Serial number: 6344MSME426D0C0BM

   Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: driver side: 
   Serial number: 6352QSME1B4042526

   Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: passenger side: 
   Serial number: 6362QSME793D2C7A+

   Crash sensor for front airbag: driver side: 
   Serial number: 63732SME4142317AV

   Crash sensor for front airbag: front passenger side: 
   Serial number: 63832SME34432E50Z

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel (J527)       Labels:. 8K0-953-568.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 953 568 Q    HW: 8K0 953 568 Q
   Component: Lenks.Modul   H03 0003  
   Revision: C0062331    Serial number: 90862NCI0009D 
   Coding: 000016
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 48C95C1FE2B077FBDA3-801C

   Component: E221 - MFL  H03 0004 

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments (J285)       Labels:. 8T0-920-xxx-17.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 920 983 F    HW: 8K0 920 983 F
   Component: KOMBIINSTR.   H35 0564  
   Revision: 00100000    Serial number: ZAA37UE3F     
   Coding: 8BB409000301D705020000
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 38292CDF9250077BAA3-806C

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533)       Labels:. 8T0-907-468.clb
   Part No SW: 8R0 907 468 N    HW: 8R0 907 468 C
   Component: GW-BEM 4CAN-M H11 0060  
   Revision: 1Y080030    Serial number: 3041Y143100B79
   Coding: 80C303FF00
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 4ACD6617FCBC85EBCC7-801E

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8T0 915 181     HW: 8T0 915 181 
   Component: J367-BDMHella  H03 8041 
   Serial number: 5456222803          

No fault code found.

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver (J386)       Labels:. 8K0-959-793.clb
   Part No SW: 8T0 959 793 P    HW: 8T0 959 793 G
   Component: TSG FA        H09 0305  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: --------------
   Coding: 011C03204000410001
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 56F582673804D10B58F-8002

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist (J500)       Labels:| 8K0-909-144.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 909 144 G    HW: 8K0 909 144 B
   Component: RCEPS         H40 0508  
   Revision: 00001000    Serial number: 0008375655
   Coding: 100000000001
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   ASAM Dataset: EV_RCEPSAU48X 008015
   ROD: EV_RCEPSAU48X_008.rod
   VCID: 353725EB85C2FA13B15-8060

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv. (J393)       Labels:. 8K0-907-064-46.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 907 064 JL    HW: 8K0 907 064 JL
   Component: BCM2 2.0      H14 0650  
   Revision: 00002001    Serial number: 0330208812    
   Coding: 0106023A00FA404480B0013200000000
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 03538B339B1694A34F1-8056

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8K0 959 719 B    HW: 8K0 959 719 
   Component: GTO BF  H01 0080 
   Serial number: 00000000000000815161

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1K0 951 605 C
   Component: LIN BACKUP HO  H05 1501 

   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 8K0 959 591 B    HW: 8K0 959 591 
   Component: J245 PS050  H08 0043 

No fault code found.

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. (J387)       Labels:. 8K0-959-792.clb
   Part No SW: 8T0 959 792 P    HW: 8T0 959 792 G
   Component: TSG BF        H09 0305  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: --------------
   Coding: 011C03204000410001
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 55F7856B2502DA13515-8000

No fault code found.

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Address 53: Parking Brake (----)       Labels: 8K0-907-801-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 8K0 907 801 N    HW: 8K0 907 801 J
   Component: EPB-4         H01 0005  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: 30000000183694
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ParkiBrake 001028
   ROD: EV_ParkiBrake_AU48.rod
   VCID: 3A2D36D7ACDC156B5C7-806E

No fault code found.

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Address 56: Radio (R)       Labels: Redir Fail!
   Part No SW: 4G0 035 082 G    HW: 4G0 035 082 
   Component: Radio U SIRIU H60 0133  
   Revision: AB001007    Serial number: 156C00E7983533
   Coding: 020007020100000001
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 2411E8AF3ED8739B16B-8070

1 Fault Found:
02984 - Connection between Impedance Converter 2 and Window Antenna 
            011 - Open Circuit
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 01101011
                    Fault Priority: 5
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 156
                    Mileage: 73913 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2020.09.07
                    Time: 23:07:38

             Freeze Frame:
                    Voltage: 12.20 V


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Address 5F: Information Electr. (J794)       Labels:. 4E0-035-6xx-5F.clb
   Part No SW: 8R1 035 664 E    HW: 8R1 035 664 D
   Component: H-BN-NA       H41 0756  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: 203CT0E7538107
   Coding: 0F0200000006A1EC01028B5C00000403F40000020000000000
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 38292CDF9250077BAA3-806C

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8R0 060 884 BL
   Component: NAR 2014  0902 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 8R0 919 604 A    HW: 8R0 919 604 A
   Component: DU7 High  H42 0104 
   Serial number: A130CX0E2975139     

   Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 8T0 919 611 K    HW: 8T0 919 611 B
   Component: E0380 Bedient  H02 0030 
   Serial number: 00000001793463      

   Subsystem 4 - Part No: 8R0 060 961 F
   Component: CD-Database  5571 

No fault code found.

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Address 62: Door, Rear Left (J388)       Labels:. 8K0-959-795.clb
   Part No SW: 8T0 959 795 Q    HW: 8T0 959 795 H
   Component: TSG HL        H07 0305  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: --------------
   Coding: 010C03204000210001
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 59EF895B491AFE7375D-800C

No fault code found.

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Address 72: Door, Rear Right (J389)       Labels:. 8K0-959-794.clb
   Part No SW: 8T0 959 795 Q    HW: 8T0 959 795 H
   Component: TSG HR        H07 0305  
   Revision: --------    Serial number: --------------
   Coding: 010C03204000210001
   Shop #: WSC 02391 785 00200
   VCID: 59EF895B491AFE7375D-800C

No fault code found.

End----------(Elapsed Time: 01:41, VBatt start/end: 12.2V/12.2V)-----------

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I am not sure that is possible. VW/Audi cars with manual transmissions have had that "feature" for just about as long as I can remember. In the old days, you could cheat by bypassing the clutch switch, but I would suppose doing that would have other consequences on your car (such as making the cruise control not work).

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Yeah, I bypassed the switch on my other three Audis, but they are 2005 S4's and a 2002 A4. If I remember correctly, there are two different switchs on them (same with my mustangs) one kills the cruise and the other is the starter interupt. I'll have to look under the dash and see how this new model is set up. This car doesn't kill the cruise if I push the clutch pedal down to shift. It resumes automaticly when I down/up shift, so I figured there is something in the computer somewhere.

By the way, most manuals sold in the good old USA have had this saftey switch since sometime in the 70's, but I remember when I lived in Germany 2003-2006 the manuals cars I rented (Peugeot 206, VW beetle) didn't have this switch. I joked with my wife and said "the Germans must be smarter than us". She said "no, they probably don't have as many lawyers" LOL.
 
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I remember when I lived in Germany 2003-2006 the manuals cars I rented (Peugeot 206, VW beetle) didn't have this switch. I joked with my wife and said "the Germans must be smarter than us". She said "no, they probably don't have as many lawyers" LOL.
Yep. I suspect it's required by some sort of regulation in the US, but not in Europe. I don't know whether Germans are smarter, but they do (or at least used to) take their driving far more seriously. New driver training is quite rigorous, and ze rulez of ze road, zey must be followed, ja? ;)

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Try a search for "push clutch to start bypass harness" on web & Ebay it works on VW and Audi models but I do not recall if it covers an A4 '14. CC & over rev functions are still intact.
 
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Do you have to push the clutch to start MK5 platform cars in the USA?

Euro ones certainly don't... though I did think about trying to enable it in my Touran... Because my Wifes Touran is auto and when you're inside, it feels like the same car other than the transmission and 100 extra horse powders.
 
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Do you have to push the clutch to start MK5 platform cars in the USA?
Yes. This goes all the way back to at least the Mk.3. I don't remember whether you had to on the Mk.1 or Mk.2, but it was definitely necessary on my Mk.3.

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My NAR MK2 '87 GTI does not have a push to start clutch switch.
 
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Enable or disable "press clutch to start" message is stored in Instrument cluster EEPROM.
Depending on whether it is a manual transmission or an automatic transmission, the manufacturer has loaded different data into the EEPROM.
It is better to leave it untouched in case you ever sell a car
 
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