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Old 07-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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Changing neutral safety switch- auto trans.

Just thought I'd share a couple of "lessons learned"-

I kept getting code 0705 and suspected the NSS. It does a lot more than preventing a start in gear as most of us know. It's a bear to get at. I ended up holesawing a 1" hole in the tray under the removable battery tray over the inaccessible driver's side mounting bolt. The switch was rebuildable, so I did disassemble, degrease, clean, grease, and reassemble it. Here is the easiest mistake to make: make sure the shift lever is in low when removing the nut that holds the shifting lever on top of the trans. If the shift lever is in "park", applying counterclockwise force to the nut holding the shifting lever on top of the trans will put a bend in the shifter cable as the trans goes to "low". After putting everything back together, the weakened cable could not/would not push the trans lever to reverse or park. Replaced the shifter cable and that solved that problem. While I had the console apart. I replaced the SRS module with one from an identical car. Reason for that: I had set an SRS fault that would not clear while troubleshooting another electrical problem. I guess only the stealership can clear that code. The "rebuilt" NSS switch works fine now and the SRS warning light on the cluster is not lit.

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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You really don't need to do that holesaw thing. It's not that bad at all, just use a 17mm (i think) and 3/8 ratchet to get it. The ratchet has to be forward (near the radiator) reaching inward under the battery tray. It's whatever works for you though. It's much easier on 9-5.

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