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Neutral Safety Switch

How do I adjust my neutral safety switch properly?

Neutral Safety Switch

Postby stevecssy [OP] » Oct 01 2010, 11:59pm

I have a post in the electrical section related to this topic. My starter engages when I shift into drive after the truck is already running. After replacing numerous parts, I decided I would adjust the neutral safety switch to see if that made any change. IT DID!! I tried adjusting it all the way to one direction and now the starter does not engage in drive, it now engages in 3rd with the engine running. As a matter of fact, with the key in the run position, engine off, if i shift into 3rd (or drive previously) the truck will start its self, so i know for a fact the sound is the starter engaging. I replaced the switch last summer (by mistake) thinking it was the cause of not being able to shift out of park, that problem ended up being a bad brake light switch. I'm going to replace the neutral safety switch and was wondering if anyone knows the proper way. Any and all help is appreciated !!
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch

Postby stevecssy [OP] » Oct 02 2010, 4:27am

the new neutral safety switch comes indexed to neutral with a metal strap that you remove as you slide it over the shift shaft. PROBLEM SOLVED!
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch

Postby jepics » Oct 02 2010, 4:39am

Glad you figured out how to adjust the neutral safety switch - thanks for sharing!
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch

Postby katjar503 » Oct 02 2010, 10:38pm

Also you may want to know that gm glued some of the electic plugs into the netural switch. You need to heat the conector with heat gun to get out.
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