Question about 1987 GMC V1500

1 Answer

Neutral safety switch on volvo automatic

I was told the NSS would be on the side or under the transmission but i cannot find it, recently someone said it would be on top of the transmission
i have a 1990 volvo 740 gle do you know where it is or better yet do you know how to get to it..i have the part I just have to get to it to replace it

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.


    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 91 Answers

The switch you looking for is under the center console where the shifter is. You have to take the console apart and look down in there, you will see the switch in question. Sometimes the screws holding the switch in place back out, causing the switch to come loose. You may not need to replace the switch at all.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is the nss located 2004 jeep grand cherokee vision series?

double posted now. ok, that's fun....
and no clue yet, as to where you heard NSS?
(what told you its bad, rumor, net rumor, FSM or the SCANNER)
ok, that is neutral safety switch.

and on some transmissions very hard to find and reach.

why not post the DTC errors when you scan the PCM.
plug in any scan tool
and see those NSS (old name is PRNDL switch or just P/N switch)
changing names did nothing its still a switch. no matter what.

so never post drive line questions to any forum
with out stateing what drive line options you have.
engine size. 4wd, what trac-lock verson, what transmission is there.
here lets go now to jeep and see what question is asked first
ofter year and model, for the SAME reasons.

45RFE transmission

if you use google and search for that name and in english neutral safety switch, you get many hits, 1000s.
but the first hit is this..... you tube (very good)
and in that full tranny review,.. they cover the 45RFE
deep hidden NS switch.

at 5 min. 26 seconds in to the video.
watch it now and learn,
if you dont have the 45RFE, (the trans side rail tells you what is there, the video covers finding that too, amazingly.)
then post what you really have,
we can not guess, drive line on any forum.
it must be stated.

and only about 1% of posts, actually say so..... sadly.....
pretend the cars body is missing
what do you see? ; BINGO. the drivline and suspensions.

Jun 27, 2015 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have no reverse lights Replaced the NSS STILL NO LIGHTS

Before you replaced the neutral safety switch did you check for power or battery voltage with a volt meter ? Did you check fuse # 11 20amp in power distribution box under the hood ! do you have 2.5L with automatic trans ? or 4.0 L with automatic trans ? Dark brown with white stripe an brown with lite green stripe ?

May 31, 2015 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Neutral safety switch

My first instinct is to suggest cleaning the Neutral Safety Switch (NSS) using any type of spray on electrical contact cleaner. For other suggestions, go to:

Dec 07, 2013 | Volvo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 94 yukon that I need to know where the neutral saftey switch is located at. The reverse lights stay on in park but not in reverse this happened after I, let someone replace the brake booster and I...

Neutral Safety Switch


The back-up light switch is incorporated into the neutral/park safety switch. The neutral safety switch on 1988-94 models is mounted in the steering column.

Nov 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Neutral safety switch location

If you have a 5-speed manual transmission, you're probably looking for the clutch safety switch, which is located on the clutch pedal under the dash near the firewall, rather than the neutral safety switch, which is on the left side of automatic transmissions. Out of curiosity, why do you believe that it needs to be serviced?

Oct 08, 2013 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Where is the reverse light switch located on my 1996 Chevrolet C3500 with automatic transmission

This switch is built in the neutral safety/ transmission range selector switch Located on the side of the transmission under the linkage arm. Drivers side.

Sep 25, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet C3500

1 Answer

I have a 1994 Z71 4x4 extended cab sport side. I first had trouble with my back up lights staying on. I was told my netrual safety switch was bad. I could not find the switch so I took out my back up light...

Hello: If you have a automatic transmission the switch is on the shaft for the manual input. This is located on the drivers side of the transmission.

Aug 03, 2011 | 1994 Chevrolet K1500

2 Answers

I need to replace the NSS on a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport. It's a 4.0L 6cyl (straight line). Where is the NSS located on the vehicle?

?What do you mean NSS? Neutral Safety Switch? NSS is not an Abbreviation that I have ever heard of in 40 years. If you are talking about a Neutral Safety switch it is located in the transmission and would keep you from starting the vehicle unless it is in park or Neutral. Assuming you are talking about this and it's not the more common problem in the vehicles of the Linkage being out of adjustment it is located inside the transmission and can actually be replaced without any special tools or dropping the transmission in most cases.

Feb 28, 2011 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Neutral safety switch

most gm nuet safety is yellow and purple .....out of ignition switch is a big yellow wire that is crank out and input to nuet saf switch......out of nuet switch is color purple that goes strieght to start selenoid.....purple wire also goes to the crank fuse 5amp.. in the fuse box under dash... this fuse goes to the pcm main computer.. same for auto and clutch

Sep 04, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

1 Answer

Neutral safety switch

The neutral safety/back-up light switch is located at the transmission. I am attaching a photo for reference. Hope this helps and best wishes.


Aug 03, 2009 | 1992 Ford Bronco

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

563 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts


Level 3 Expert

79847 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides