Replacing a neutral safety switch requires locating the components, disconnecting the battery and replacing the switch. The switch itself is responsible for preventing a driver from accidentally turning the car on while it is in gear.
The neutral safety switch will not allow a vehicle to crank over if the transmission is not in park or neutral. Use the following instructions to replace a damaged neutral safety switch on a Dodge vehicle:
- Disconnect the battery
- Raise the vehicle
- Locate the switch
- Replace the switch
When working on an electrical component of a vehicle, always disconnect the battery to avoid accidental shock.
Raise and support the vehicle using a floor jack and stands.
The switch is on either the left or right side of the transmission.
Unbolt and unplug the switch, then install a new unit.