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#1 86subaru


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

code came on how hard is it to change it ? 3 bolts and cable,95 awd 2.2 ,easy way to change it..neutral safety switch

Edited by 86subaru, 29 March 2013 - 09:00 AM.

#2 Legacy777



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

Before changing the neutral safety switch, I'd try resetting the ECU.  If it comes back, it's not too hard to replace, it just screws into the transmission.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

Not hard at all. Disconnect the brown plug that is mounted on top of the bellhousing, under the throttle body. Then on the driver side of the transmission, is the switch, just make sure you pull the right one as the reverse switch is pretty close to it. Use a 19mm open ended wrench and thread it out of the transmission. Its a common issue for the plastic knub on the switch to wear and will erratically make the ECU think its in neutral when its actually in gear.

#4 86subaru


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:11 PM


#5 Gloyale


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

It's not a "safety" switch.  It has nothing to do with starting/clutch lockout.  that is a seperate switch on the clutch pedal tied to a relay.


Nuetral switch is only for ECU operation.  In nuetral, ECU will idle engine,  If it thinks your in gear...it will not.  Also, Off throttle, in gear, ECU cuts fuel for maximum decel engine braking.  That is it's only functions.

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