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Neutral safety switch on 2002 saturn sl2

Hi, I tried to take off the linkage from the stud after i disconnected the wires and 2 bolts and nut. What am i doing wrong...help

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It should be by the shifter, i take it your car is an automatic.

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Fig. Disconnect the shift control cable (3) from the range select lever (4)
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      Fig. 2: Removing the Park/Neutral switch - 1993-94 ES300 54618.gif

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