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BWD Neutral Safety Switch

Part No. S26381 Warranty Details  

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Connector Gender:Female
Connector Quantity:1
Terminal Gender:Male
Terminal Quantity:9
Terminal Type:Blade

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  • Q:

    I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The problem I have is the engine will not start because the computer thinks it's not in Park or Neutral. N and P do not show up on the dash. If I put the van in the N position and push it, then slam it into Park the transmission jerks and Park shows up. Then I am able to start the engine. Is this switch the cause of the problem?
    Asked on 3/7/2016 by CasperCabs from Casper Wyoming

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      Hi CasperCabs, glad to help you! The neutral safety switch could possibly the problem. But, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

      Answered on 3/8/2016 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    Where is the NSS located on a 2004 Dodge Neon SXt 2.0?
    Asked on 4/18/2015 by Lee from Columbus, Ohio

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      Hi Lee, good question! The Neutral Safety Switch is located under the clutch on vehicles that have manual transmissions. In automatic transmission it is called a range sensor and is located inside the transmission.

      Answered on 4/18/2015 by Solomon
  • Q:

    I have a 2001 town and country that the back up lights quit working. Is this the switch I need and where is it located?

    Thank you.
    Asked on 4/29/2014 by KingKevin

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      Hi KingKevin, glad to assist you! There may be different reasons for this problem. I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

      Answered on 4/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    how to change out neutral safety switch on chrysler cirrus?
    Asked on 10/13/2013 by the great stoned hoot owl from elizabeth,wv

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      Hi Rick, my answer to your question on the BWD Neutral Safety Switch -part# S26381 is that the neutral safety switch also called as TRS (Transmission Range Sensor) on your Chrysler Cirrus would be on top the valve body inside the transmission. To replace the sensor the valve body has to be removed. Raise and support the front of the car so you can work underneath. You will want to chock the wheels or set the emergency brake since the car can't be in park once the work starts. From the top side remove the air filter box and air intake tube so you can access the top of the transmission. You will see the shift cable which connects to an arm that is attached to a rod coming up from the inside of the transmission. This is called the manual valve lever and the manual valve rod. Pop the shift cable off the arm, grab the arm by hand and turn it fully counterclockwise. Loosen the bolt on the arm and remove the arm. Near the front of the transmission towards the left side is the range sensor's electrical connector, unplug this. Then you will need to slide a suitable drain pan underneath, remove the transmission pan bolts, drop the pan and drain the fluid. Once the pan is off remove the filter. Then drop the valve body. The valve body is held in with bolts all the way around. Remove these bolts and then carefully drop the valve body down. Do not remove the smaller Torx screws. Once the valve body is down then you will easily recognize the range sensor on top. It is held on with a single Torx screw with a very large head. Remove the screw; slide the sensor up and off the manual valve shaft. When you reinstall the valve body push it up into place by hand until it seats and then install the bolts finger tight. Then torque to exact specifications. However, we would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts or you may also get assistance from a certified mechanic for replacing the switch in order to avoid intermittence.

      Answered on 10/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    I have a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus 6 cylinders built in 1999, I need to replace the neutral safety switch, but part S26381 does not look like anything on the transmission, unless it is located in a different area, please advise. All sensors look like cilinders or spark plugs, nothing like the picture. I located 1.the solenoid pack connector, 2.the input speed sensor 3.park neutral back up light switch, 4. the output speed sensor, 5. the neutral swith/ transmission range sensor it does not look like the picture, please HELP!!!!!
    Asked on 4/30/2013 by CHrysler owner from joliet il

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      A:

      We apologize for any inconvenience caused. The trans range sensor located inside the transmission, on the valve body is nothing but the Neutral safety switch on your 1999 Chrysler Cirrus. This vehicle is not equipped with a conventional neutral safety switch or back-up light switch. Instead, the automatic transaxle is equipped with a Transaxle Range Sensor (TRS), which is located on top of the valve body. This sensor performs the functions of the neutral safety and back-up light switches. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 5/1/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
  • Q:

    How do I replace the Neutral Safety switch on my Chrysler Cirrus 1999 6 cyl.
    Asked on 4/28/2013 by Chrysler owner from Illinois

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      Instructions to replace a neutral safety switch: 1. Jack up your car or truck and set the jack stands in place. Set your vehicle on the jack stands and then push down on the bumper to make sure it is secure. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Find your neutral safety switch mounted on the side of your car or truck's transmission. It will be the only object protruding from your transmission with a wiring plug attached to it. 3. Remove the wiring plug from the neutral safety switch by hand and then use the wrench to loosen the switch by turning it to the left. 4. Screw the new neutral safety switch into your car or truck and tighten it with your wrench. Then plug the wiring harness into your brand new neutral safety switch. 5. Attach your car or truck's negative battery cable and tighten it down good and then lower your vehicle down from the jack stands. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    where is the NSS located on a 2002 Dodge stratus 4 cylinder?
    Asked on 10/15/2012 by Thomas from United States

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      The neutral safety switch is called a transmission range sensor on your 2002 Dodge Stratus. It should be located inside the transmission, on top of the valve body. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

      Answered on 10/15/2012 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    Where is the neutral safety switch located on a 99 plymouth breeze 2.4L
    Asked on 10/13/2012 by tom from NY

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      With reference to this BWD Neutral Safety Switch - part# S26381, on your 1999 Plymouth Breeze the neutral safety switch should be located on the left side of the transmission (the left side of the trans is actually toward the front of the car, by the radiator). For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

      Answered on 10/13/2012 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    Which retaining bolts drop the valve body?
    Asked on 9/9/2012 by mak

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      To help you in a better manner, Please be more specific on your query and we would be better able to assist you.
      For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
      For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

      Answered on 9/9/2012 by Aaron from AAP
  • Q:

    How do I get to the neutral safety switch on the Chrysler 2005 Pacifica to remove it(since it is inside the transmisson on the valve body, please give some instruction)?
    Asked on 8/20/2012 by Mo from San Antonio, TX

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      The neutral safety switch on your 2005 Chrysler pacifica is actually part of a four switch assembly called the transmission range sensor which is located inside the transmission, on top of the valve body. While its electrical contacts are accessible at a socket into which a harness plug attaches on the top of the transmission's external surface (at the base of the vertical shift rod), if there is an issue with the range sensor switches you would have to remove the valve body. That involoves dropping the oil pan AND in the Pacifica configuration you have to do some removal of the engine supports and that in turn requires the temporary installation of a transmission support fixture on the body opening of the engine compartment to hold the powertrain in place while the supports are disconnected. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

      Answered on 8/21/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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