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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Thanks for the write up. I found this very useful when I cleaned mine, even though the backup lights only worked for two weeks for me afterwards. Only thing I would add is to tie some string to the plug so you can pull it back up easy when you reinstall it.
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    nice! good work!
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Great write up! Just bought my first XJ two days ago and yup, no reverse lights. Well, thx 2 u, now they work. Thumbs Up!

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    To Melissa,

    I just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you for such an excellent post and those great pictures. I know when you are under the Cherokee and there is greasy dirty falling everywhere, the last thing you might want to do is stop your job and take pictures so you can explain it to everyone. So I thank you for your excellent work and helpful attitude.

    Posts like this are what make an excellent forum. I'm a member of many forums from home repair to Jeeping, and they vary in quality and helpfulness. Glad to be part of XJTalk. I look forward to learning more!

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Mine doesn't start either. I don't have reverse lights either, but I try running it threw the gears while I hold te key down. It doesn't start when it's cold I don't have spark or fuel. Might be something else though. Nice write up thanks

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    I think your neutral safety switch on the tranny is not working. You might try to remove it carefully and clean it. They are expensive to replace.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Thatsmydawg View Post
    Mine doesn't start either. I don't have reverse lights either, but I try running it threw the gears while I hold te key down. It doesn't start when it's cold I don't have spark or fuel. Might be something else though. Nice write up thanks
    I would definately say try carefully removing and cleaning the NSS just as said above, and if that doesn't work, you might look at your Crank Position Sensor.
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    All I can say is WOW! My 98 XJ starts GREAT! And all for under 10.00 and about an hour labor.
    Thanks guys.

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    very cool I bet my wife would like it she doesnt have to wiggle it just a little bit. nice write- in hte todo list for sure...

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Does a 2001 xj have one of these switches.

    I can't stop working on my jeep, help!

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by dagod16 View Post
    Does a 2001 xj have one of these switches.

    I can't stop working on my jeep, help!
    Yes, they all have the annoying to work on NSS.. Not too bad to change out if you got a bit of time and don't mind finagling a bit..
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