Hello .. iv'e had a look at the diagrams .. the switch located on the steering column is a bit of a strip down of the steering column to replace ..so is best left to the tech's .. but here is a diagram of the switch located on the transmission .. and an explanation of the repair process .. you can try this yourself .. or it's just an explanation of what will need to be done .. as you can see it will not take long .. I have a price of $138 for the part .. but this price is a dealer OEM part price and should be able to be sourced cheaper at a general autoparts store .. .. I hope this helps a little more ... let me know how things work out ..
NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH
There are 2 different design neutral safety/back-up light switches used on FWD models. See Fig. 6 . To adjust switch, place gear selector lever in the "N" position.
Ensure shift cable is adjusted correctly and transaxle lever is in Neutral. Loosen switch attaching screws. Rotate switch on shifter assembly to align adjustment hole with carrier tang hole.
Insert a 3/32" (2.4 mm) wire gauge about 5/8" in switch holes. Tighten attaching screws. Remove wire gauge. New switches may have plastic pin installed in hole. Plastic pin is designed to shear off during operation of shift lever.
Fig. 6: Neutral Safety Switches (FWD)
Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 6:56 PM