Question about 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX
The neutral safety switch is either on the transmission or within the shift mechanism. So if your shift selector is in the steering column it will be there and if it is on the floor look there. It is just a button.
This is a picture of it.
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
That we call selecter swtich or inhibiter swtich or range swtich normally is auto transmission lever cable side
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: neutral safety switch
It is located on the side of the transmission, follow the shift cable down to it you will recognize it because it has a electrical wire comming off it and either a shift lever or shift cable going to it.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
HI. Yes, this is possible, but there are other reasons for this issue, as well. Use this step by step troubleshooting procedure to help isolate the issue. Step 4 deals with the neutral switch issues.
Check for 12 volts on the large wire attached to the top terminal on the starter relay. It should have battery voltage. If not, the battery, terminals or wire is bad.
Check the small wire on the solenoid for power when the key is in the start position. Remove the small wire on the solenoid and have a helper hold the key in the start position. Check the wire for battery voltage. If there is voltage, the starter is bad. If there is no voltage, replace the wire.
Check the fuse in the fuse box under the hood on the left fender well. If it is good, check the relay by pulling it out and checking for power at one terminal with the key off. If there is no power, the problem is in the fuse box between the fuse and the relay. If there is power, have the helper hold the key in the start position once again and check for power at another terminal from the ignition key. If there is power, the relay is bad. If there is no power, the starter circuit is suspect.
Check to see if there is power to the neutral safety switch if there is no power at the relay. Use the voltmeter to check for power with the key in start. If there is power going in, check for power going out. If there is no power going in, the security system or ignition switch is suspect. If there is power going in and none coming out, the switch is bad. If there is power coming out, the problem is between the neutral switch and the relay.
Remove the cover on the bottom of the steering column. Check the solid yellow wire for power when the key is in the start position. If there is no power, the ignition switch is bad.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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