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How to install safety neutral switch and were is it located?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it is located on the top of the tranmission where the shift cable hooks up.

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It:s located at the top of the trans where the shifter cable hooks up. It has two or three bolts that hold it in place. Hope this help-s.

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SOURCE: 96' saab safety neutral switch

It is under the battery tray. Here is where it is and how to get to it.
Here is another procedural tutorial on how to remove and replace it.
Assuming that this is an automatic, the NSS is a common problem. A common, cheap and easy ten minute bypass method has been developed to get around the problem or at the least to use to confirm the diagnosis of a failed switch.

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge neon neutral safety switch

under neith batter box in front of kick down cable///take battery out then battery tray round plug two wires cant miss hope this help you out!.John

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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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SOURCE: 2004 Jeep Grand Chrokee Neutral Safety Switch Location

The switch is on the transmission..It is usually a dealer item but you can get one from Rockauto.com for about 1/4 of what the dealers charge.

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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.
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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
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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.
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  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.
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To install:
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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

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