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Reverse lights do not work on 1998 Acura TL - diagnostics at shop said neurtral safety switch need replacement... is this something that I can do myself?

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Yes it is. The switch is on top of the transmission under the shift cable. You will need a 13mm and 10mm socket. remove the cable, pry it if necessary. Remove the switch, pry it if necessay. replace the switch but don't tighten it down. Snug it. In stall the cable and start the car. if it doesn't start adjust the switch. When it starts, turn it off and put it in neutral and restart. If it starts tighten down the switch. Then try it again in park. If it starts then your done. The switch is fairly large and has a triangular shape.

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