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Need to know where the back up light switch and the neutral safety switch is located on a 2002 Dodge Durango so that I can replace it and see if it will fix my problem of my reverse lights not working.

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  • oneil_fox_ra May 15, 2009

    we looked on the left side of the transmission and the neutral safety switch is no where to be found on that side or anywhere on the transmission. I was also told that it could be in the steering column, but i don't want to tare that all apart to find out also that its not there either.



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Off the side of the trans where the shifter is bad switch

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SOURCE: Location of NSS(neutral safety switch) on 2002 Dodge Caravan

It is in side the trans on top of the valve body. Why do you think you need to replace it?

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