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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadxj View Post
    SO your xj did not start at all and after the cleaning it started fine?
    Yes, I had been having issues with it for more than a year, sometimes it would start just fine, other times it would only start in neutral, but finally one day it would not fire at all in park or neutral, I tried unplugging the battery to reset the computer, but no go. I tried off and on for more than a day to get it to start with no luck.

    I pulled the NSS, got it all clean, put it back on, and it fired right up. I really thought that since it quit on me all together, that I was going to have to replace the NSS, but nope, it's working great now.

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    Thank´s for your write-up and nice pics. This is one of the things I´ll have to take care of on my rig, since the reverse-lights are working a little on and off. I guess that this is what causes it.

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    Thanks Melissa. The back up lights on my XJ don't work,now I know how to repair.

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    Yep, it's a very common problem with older, more experienced XJs!!

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    does it work if you clean it

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    Yes it does. The switch is very straight forward, and serviceable. Once cleaned up, like Mel did, it will work nicely for years!!
    Last edited by COSXJFAN; 10-22-2009 at 08:24 AM.

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    Many have trouble removing the switch but it can be done with patience and PB Blaster.
    Hey bubba get your hand off my ass,

    Some days it is just not worth it to gnaw through the leather restraints.

    R.I.P. Brian 96_XJ Perrine 1990-2011

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    I just loosened the collar clamp nut on the side, and used a large flat tipped screwdriver on the flange on the pan. It popped right off.

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    Great write up! this was going to be my project for tommorow but its gonna snow like 3 inches here in colorado so maybe next weekend.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Thank you so much for that write-up about cleaning your NSS. Mine was crapping out (no reverse lights and occasionally having to wrestle the shifter to start her), and I didn't want to spend the 250 on a new part and the couple hours my mechanic would charge me to install it (I don't wrench). So I forwarded your write up to my mechanic and it took him a little over an hour and I saved a ton of money. And he said the hardest part was cutting those damn zip-ties! Thanks again. Paul

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    That is a part of what xjtalk is all about Paul. I didn't do the writeup but she will be happy it helped someone.
    Hey bubba get your hand off my ass,

    Some days it is just not worth it to gnaw through the leather restraints.

    R.I.P. Brian 96_XJ Perrine 1990-2011

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by pkbinder View Post
    Thank you so much for that write-up about cleaning your NSS. Mine was crapping out (no reverse lights and occasionally having to wrestle the shifter to start her), and I didn't want to spend the 250 on a new part and the couple hours my mechanic would charge me to install it (I don't wrench). So I forwarded your write up to my mechanic and it took him a little over an hour and I saved a ton of money. And he said the hardest part was cutting those damn zip-ties! Thanks again. Paul
    Yup...... the zip ties were the hardest part for me as well

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    Icon14 Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    THIS POST WAS LIFE SAVER AND MORE MONEY IN MY POCKET.....THANKS

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ408 View Post
    THIS POST WAS LIFE SAVER AND MORE MONEY IN MY POCKET.....THANKS
    Good! This is what we like to hear! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Awesome writeup.. Will def. have to keep this in mind... Might even pick myself up a spare NSS and clean it up using this DIY... so I will have a good spare..

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