You gor ripped then dpatton - The clutch override is a standard feature on the 05/06.
Old Navy said:
My 2006 Xterra Off-Road doesn't have such a switch, and there is no option on the Nissan Canada website to configure such an option.
Unless there is something unusual/different on vehicles sold in Canada, every 4WD truck with a MT I've ever owned in the past 30 years, has had the Clutch Start Cancel (Bypass) Switch.
It appears that Xterras sold in Canada do not have the Clutch Start Cancel feature. Mine doesn't, and I'm not the only one:
It's a feature that is listed in the specs for 2007 USA models:
but it's not listed for the Canadian models:
I think it's probably because in 2003 the Canadian Government's Motor Vehicle Safety Act was modified, in part, to say:
If a passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle or truck has a GVWR of 4 536 kg or less and is equipped with a manual transmission, a motor used for the vehicle's propulsion must not be started by setting the ignition switch to the position used to start the motor unless the clutch pedal is depressed or the drive train is otherwise disengaged.
Essentially, the Act mandates that vehicles have either a Brake Shift Interlock(automatic transmission) or Clutch Ignition Interlock(manual transmission). You can read more about it here:
My guess is that Nissan Canada interprets The Act to mean that the Clutch Start Cancel switch would not be allowed, because it bypasses a safety feature mandated by The Act.
If somebody in the USA with a 2006 Off-road Xterra with manual transmission does some research, maybe we can figure out if it is possible to add the switch to Canadian models, and by extension, to non-OR models. The two things I'd suggest are:
Call a US dealership, and get the part number for the Clutch Start Cancel switch, as well as any 'associated parts'(e.g. wiring harness, etc).
Take some pictures and make some notes about how it is installed in the US models.