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I would like to know where the subaru neutral safety switch is located in a 95 legacy wagon. Also, how would I lubricate it?

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  • kismetbbcb Jul 25, 2009

    To be more specific - this is an automatic trans. When it sits for awhile we can't get it out of Park and the starter will not engage. In the past, the mechanic freed up/lubricated the neutral switch. Is there a cable arrangement between the shifter and neutral switch? If so, where would it be? I would like to see if I can locate it and free it up enough to get it moving as all wheels are locked up now in Park position. Thanks















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Different locations depending if it is automatic or manual transmission.
However - the location is irrelevant in the automatic if you are looking to lubricate it - as it is electronic - not mechanical.
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The manual transmission switch is located by the clutch pedal.

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Lubricate with a dry graphite spray.


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    blueextc3221 Jul 25, 2009

    That is not a neutral safety switch acting up - it is the shift interlock.

    Your brake pedal has a switch that must be pressed in order for a safety on the shifter to unlock and get the car out of park.

    The "Neutral Safety switch" does not let the vehicle start in any gears except Park and Neutral.



    The shift interlock solenoid is inside the shifter console.

    Remove the outer console and press the brake - you should hear it unlock.

    If it does not - check the microswitch on the brake pedal to be sure it is working properly - before swapping out the solenoid.



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