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Back up lights are always on, 1999 dodge grand caravan

My back up lights are now always on. I did some research and found that it may be the neutral safety switch. The problem is that I can't find it. It is supposed to be located in the front of the transmission (3.3L, 3 speed) but all I can find is the input speed sensor, output speed sensor, transmission range sensor and the transmission solenoid pack.I picked up one from the local auto parts store in hoping that i would see it, but I haven't. Can some one tell me what I'm missing or give me a link of a picture that might help. Even the car manual was of no help.
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Here is some info. https://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-caravan/231988-97-grand-se-3-3-prndl-neutral-switch.html

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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?

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: removal and installation neutral safety switch,

the switch just threads in so all you have to do is unplug switch, turn counterclockwise till it is out and then thread new one in clockwise till it is tight, plug in harness and you are done.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: need to know how to replace neutral safety switch

Unppug it,and use a socket,and remove it,then instal in the reverse order.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: where is the neutral safety switch located on a

Hi
If you open the hood and look down next to the battery on the left side of the car,,, you will see a round switch with 3 wires on a conector,, this is the switch,, remove the wire plug,,, un screw the switch,, install the new switch,,, plug the wire end in
Let me know if i can help more!

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SOURCE: how to change neutral safety

if it is a 3 speed it is easy ( rarely bad) 3 prong plug below the cooler lines coming from radiator, if it is an overdrive could be similar with two plugs , the one pointing towards front of van is neutral switch. some late 1996 vans with od have an internal switch like the later models and will require valve body removal . if this is the case seek a professional.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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Most neutral safety switches are combinations of a neutral safety switch and a backup lamp switch. Others have separate units for these two distinct functions. When the reverse light switch is not part of the neutral safety switch, it seldom needs adjustment, as it is directly activated by the transmission or the gear selector linkage.
f_ttat_t3.20.jpg Typical location of a neutral safety switch on a transaxle. Reprinted with permission of Ford Motor Company. A neutral safety switch allows current to pass from the starter switch to the starter when the lever is placed in the P or N position. Some neutral safety switches are nonadjustable. If these prevent starting in the P or N position and the gear selector linkage is correctly adjusted, they should be replaced.
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  • Loosen the attaching bolts for the switch.
  • Using the angling pin, move the switch until the pin falls into the hole in its rotor.
  • Tighten the attaching bolts.
  • Recheck the switch for continuity. If no voltage is present, replace the switch.
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f_ttat_t3.20.jpg Typical location of a neutral safety switch on a transaxle. Reprinted with permission of Ford Motor Company. A neutral safety switch allows current to pass from the starter switch to the starter when the lever is placed in the P or N position. Some neutral safety switches are nonadjustable. If these prevent starting in the P or N position and the gear selector linkage is correctly adjusted, they should be replaced.
To adjust a typical neutral safety switch:
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You are right. It could be the back-up switch. It is located somewhere on the transmission or transaxle. A simple 2 wire connected switch, although some vehicles incorporate the back-up switch and the neutral safety switch into a single replaceable unit.
The back-up switch is very simple with a hot wire going in (when key is on), and choosing reverse gear closes the switch so power goes back out the other wire to your back-up lights. Pull off a 2 wire connector on the transaxle. With key on, one wire should be hot. If it is, jumper the connector with a jumper wire. If you pulled off the right switch connector, your back-up lights should be lit. Your neutral safety switch should only have a hot wire when the key is in cranking position. At least, I think so. So be careful jumping connections and have the car run off by itself.
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The neutral safety switch, otherwise known as the park/neutral position switch, prevents the vehicle from being started in any position other than PARK and NEUTRAL. It also functions as the back-up lamp switch.
The neutral safely switch is threaded into the transmission case. When the gearshift lever is placed in either the PARK or NEUTRAL position, a cam, which is attached to the transmission throttle lever inside the transmission, contacts the neutral safety switch and provides a ground to complete the starter solenoid circuit. The back-up light switch is incorporated into the neutral safety switch.
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Ford Neutral Safety Switch; Ford Reverse Light Switch; Backup Light Switch.

The Neutral Safety Switch wires in my 1971 Ford F100 are orange with a blue stripe.
The Reverse, or Backup Light Switch wires are black with a red stripe.

There are two sets of two wires across this combined neutral safety and backup light switch, for a total of 4 wires. Photos are at the end of this post.

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C7TZ-7A247-A .. Neutral/Backup Switch (Motorcraft SW-600)

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D0TZ-7B097-B .. Lever, Neutral Switch Actuator = From FTE sponsor DIRECT FORD PARTS: Ford suggested retail price: $18.72 / FTE member net: $13.23.

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1978 is the FIRST year the F100/350's have the neutral switch mounted on the transmission. __________________

Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.

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Driver side of the neutral / reverse switch showing the travel slot for the switch arm, the return tensioning spring, and the arm.

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The front, steering wheel side of the neutral / reverse switch after removal from the steering column. The switch's two functions are actuated when the lever in the column moves the switch lever shown here to different positions as gears are selected.

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The neutral switch is installed on the steering column near the firewall, with 5/8" bolts into the steering column (visible hole) and down column from a rectangular opening in the column housing. The actuating lever for the switch is attached to the gear shift shaft inside the housing; the lever is visibly protruding from the opening in this image.

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Back of neutral / reverse switch, showing the wiring attachments. Black with red stripe is the backup light wiring, Orange with blue stripe is the neutral safety switch, it prevents starting in gears other than neutral & park.

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Fig. 1: After removing the console, you can access the park/neutral position switch.

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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
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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
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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.

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