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How to replace Neutral Safety Switch

The car will start and die within 3 seconds.

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The van will not shift out of park when started.


  • Neutral safety switch sends a signal to the on-board computer to allow the engine to start and to engage the transmission
  • When not replaced, vehicle may experience no start and/or transmission will not shift out of park.Here's the part Damon.
http://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/neutral-safety-switch/duralast-neutral-safety-switch/ford/windstar/2003/6-cylinders-4-3-8l-sfi/229240_0_0

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My car only starts when i cross wire the neutral safety switch. i recently changed out the ignition and it ran for about 3 weeks now nothing! wont turn over at all not even a click (unnless i cross wire...


if your starting the car,by only jumping a wire at the neutral switch,then you more than likely have a bad neutral safety switch that needs to be replaced.

Apr 13, 2011 | 1991 Pontiac Firebird

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Engine dies and my check engine light never comes on but when I run a code check it says trans park neutral position sensor performance. I turn the code off and within 30 miles it happens again.


you probably just need to install a new nutral safety switch it cheap and fairly easy to replace. usually it will just keep you from being able to start your car not cause it to cut off. i cant be for sure that is your underlying psoblem but like i said its usually cheap and easy to replace. This may be worth a try since you are getting a fault code for it you could at least rule tjhat out and you wont get that code anymore. In case you dont already know your nuetral safety switch is just a sensor that only allows you to start your car when it is only in park or neutral and not and drive so your car wont try to run away while you start it. This may not be your problem but if you are getting a code for it something must be wrong with it.

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Seat belt buzzer , how do you turn it off.


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Belt-Minder® Deactivating/Activating Vehicles Built After 5/27/03
Preparation
  1. Before deactivating/activating the belt minder, set the parking brake.
  1. Place the transmission range selector lever in PARK.
  1. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
  1. Close all the vehicle doors.
  1. Unbuckle the driver and passenger safety belts.
Deactivating/Activating
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position. (Do not start the engine.)
  1. Wait until the safety belt warning lamp turns off (approximately 1 minute).
  1. NOTE: Step 3 must be completed within 50 seconds after the safety belt warning lamp turns off or the procedure must be repeated.
    For the seating position being disabled, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt 9 times, ending with the safety belt unbuckled.
  1. NOTE: After Step 3, the restraint system warning indicator lamp turns on for 3 seconds.
    Within 10 seconds of the safety belt warning indicator turning on, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt.
  1. The beltminder activation or deactivation is confirmed by the following sequences:
    • If the beltminder is enabled, this procedure will disable the beltminder for that specific seating position. The safety belt warning indicator lamp will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds to confirm that the deactivation procedure was successful.
    • If the beltminder is disabled, this procedure will enable the beltminder for the specific seating postion. The safety belt warning indicator lamp will flash 4 times per second for 3 seconds followed by a second series of 4 flashes per second for 3 seconds to confirm that the activation procedure was successful.
  1. After confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete.
Vehicles Built Prior To 5/27/03
Preparation
  1. Before deactivating/activating the belt minder, set the parking brake.
  1. Place gearshift in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or the neutral position (manual transmission).
  1. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
  1. Close all the vehicle doors.
  1. Unbuckle the driver safety belt.
  1. Place the parklamps/headlamps switch in the OFF position. (if vehicle is equipped with Autolamps, this will not affect the procedure.)
Deactivating/Activating
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
  1. Wait until the safety belt warning lamp turns off (approximately 1 to 2 minutes).
  1. NOTE: Steps 3 through 5 must be completed within 60 seconds or the procedure must be repeated.
    Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt 3 times, ending with the safety belt unbuckled. This portion of the procedure can be done before or during belt minder warning activation.
  1. Turn the parklamps/headlamps on then off.
  1. Buckle then unbuckle the safety belt 3 times ending with the safety belt unbuckled. After this step the safety belt warning lamp will be illuminated for 3 seconds.
  1. Within 7 seconds of the safety belt warning lamp turning off, buckle then unbuckle the safety belt. This will enable the belt minder if disabled and disable the belt minder if enabled.
  1. The following sequence of events confirm the belt mnider is enabled:
    • flashing of the safety belt warning belt lamp 4 times per second for 3 seconds
    • 3 seconds with the safety belt lamp off
    • flashing the safety belt lamp 4 times per second for 3 seconds again
  1. The safety belt lamp flashing 4 times per second for 3 seconds provides confirmation of belt minder disabled.
  1. After confirmation, the deactivation/activation procedure is complete.


Jun 15, 2010 | 2004 Ford F150

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How to replace neutral saftey switch on a 1980 cadillac deville?


Use like reference guide for GM Cadillac 1967-1989 Repair Guide Neutral Safety Switch - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

All Except 1985-89 Eldorado and Seville
See Figure 1
The neutral safety switch prevents the engine from being started in any transmission position except Neutral or Park. The switch is located on the upper side of the steering column under the instrument panel on column shift cars, and inside the shift console on floor shift models.
  1. Remove the console for access on floor shift models.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  3. Remove the neutral switch.

To install:
  1. Place 1967-70 column shift lever models in Drive, and 1971 and later models in neutral. Locate the lever tang against the transmission selector plate on column shift models.
  2. Align the slot in the contact support with the hole in the switch. Insert a 3 / 32 in. (2.38mm) diameter pin in place. The switch is now aligned in Drive position.

1973 and later neutral safety switches have a shear-pin installed to aid in proper switch alignment so that insertion of a pin is unnecessary. Moving the shift lever from Neutral shears the pin.
  1. Place the contact support drive slot over the drive tang. Install the switch mounting screws.
  2. Remove the aligning pin. Connect the electrical wiring, and replace the console.
  3. Set the parking brake and hold your foot on the service brake pedal. Check to see that the engine will start only in Park or Neutral.
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Fig. 1: Installation of a common neutral safety switch



ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 2
1974 and later cars do not have a neutral safety switch. Instead, these cars have an interlock between the lock and the transmission selector, which is non-adjustable.
  1. Place the shift lever in Neutral.
  2. Move the switch until you can insert a gauge pin, 3 / 32 in. (2.38mm) diameter, into the hole in the switch and through to the alignment hole.
  3. Loosen the switch securing screws. Remove the console first, if necessary.
  4. Tighten the screws and remove the pin.
  5. Step on the brake pedal and check to see that the engine will only start in Neutral or Park.
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Fig. 2: Adjustment of a common neutral safety switch


1985-89 Eldorado and Seville
See Figure 3

All neutral safety/back-up light switches come with a small plastic alignment pin installed. Leave this pin in place.
  1. Place the shifter assembly in the Neutral position.
  2. Remove the shifter lever-to-switch nut and the lever.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the neutral safety/back-up light switch.
  4. Remove the neutral safety/back-up light switch-to-transaxle bolts and the switch from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Position the shifter shaft in the Neutral position.

If using an old switch or the plastic pin (new switch) is broken, install a3/32in. (2.38mm) diameter pin gauge (drill bit) into the neutral safety/back-up light switch; the switch is then locked into its Neutral position.
  1. Align the flats of the shifter shaft and the neutral safety/back-up light, then, align the switch-to-tang on the transaxle. Torque the switch-to-transaxle bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm). Remove the pin gauge.
  2. To complete installation, reverse the removal procedures. Make sure that the engine starts only in the Park and Neutral positions.
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Fig. 3: Neutral start and back-up lamp switch - 1985-89 Eldorado and Seville

Hope help with this (remember rated and comment this). Good luck.

Mar 21, 2010 | 1980 Cadillac Deville

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04 sorento won't start


Possibley a bad or failing neutral safety switch. This allows the car to start when in either park or neutral. With your foot on the brake and the key in the run position place the gear selector to neutral and try to start. If no success try wiggling about the gear selector (gentle lets not break anything) if she fires you have your answer otherwise this may lay within the ignition switch.
I hope this may have helped,
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Automatic 2005 Mazda 3 hatchback will only start in Neutral.


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Engine starts only in neutral. when placd in


I'd be replacing neutral safety switch at transmission.

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