REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
On vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle, the Park/Neutral Position (PNP) switch allows the engine to start only with the transaxle in PARK or NEUTRAL, activates back-up lights with the transaxle in REVERSE, and signals gear position to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) for engine idle control. The PNP switch is not adjustable.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Disengage the PNP switch electrical connector.
- Place a drain pan under the transaxle to catch any lost transaxle fluid.
- Using an extension and a crow's foot wrench, remove the PNP switch from the front left-hand side of the transaxle.
- Apply silicone sealer E1FZ-19562-A or equivalent to the threads of the PNP switch.
- Install the PNP switch into the transaxle case and tighten to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm).
- Engage the PNP switch electrical connector.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Check the PNP switch operation. Make sure that the engine will only crank in the PARK or NEUTRAL positions, and that the back-up lights operate when the transaxle is in the REVERSE position.