GM Firebird 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Neutral Start/Back-Up Light Switch

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REPLACEMENT & ADJUSTMENT



See Figure 1

  1. Remove the console trim from the console.
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  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the switch.
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  5. Remove the 2 attaching screws from the switch and remove the switch.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Neutral start/back-up light switch

  1. To install a new switch:
    1. Place the switch onto the transmission control shifter and loosely install the attaching screws. Position the transmission control shifter assembly in the N notch in the detent plate.
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    3. Assemble the switch to the transmission control shifter assembly by inserting the carrier tang into the hole in the shifter lever.
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    5. Install the attaching screws and tighten.
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    7. Move the transmission control shifter assembly out of N position. This will shear the switch internal plastic pin.
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  3. To install the original switch:
    1. Place the switch onto the transmission control shifter and loosely install the attaching screws. Position the transmission control shifter assembly in the N notch in the detent plate.
    2.  
    3. Rotate the switch on the shifter assembly to align the service adjustment hole with the carrier tang hole. Insert a 3 / 32 in. (2.38mm) diameter gauge pin to a depth of 9 / 16 in. (15mm) and tighten attaching screws.
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    5. Remove the gauge pin.
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  5. Connect the electrical connector to the switch.
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  7. Install the console trim to the console.
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