Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Neutral Safety Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: The back-up light switch is integrated into the inhibitor switch

The inhibitor switch is bolted to the transaxle case, behind the shift lever. The switch prevents the engine from being started in any transaxle position except P or N . It also controls the back-up lights.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Disconnect the manual control linkage from the manual shaft.
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  5. Remove the switch attaching bolts.
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  7. Remove the switch from the transaxle.
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To install:
  1. Mount the switch on the transaxle and hand-tighten the attaching bolts.
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  3. Adjust the switch and tighten the bolts securely.
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  5. Connect the manual control linkage to the manual shaft.
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  7. Adjust the manual control linkage as necessary.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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ADJUSTMENT



See Figure 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Insert the adjusting pin into both the neutral safety switch and the manual lever shaft

  1. Place the transaxle selector lever in N .
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  3. Loosen the attaching bolts.
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  5. Insert a 0.16 in. (4mm) diameter aligning pin into the switch, then move the switch until the pin falls into the hole in the rotor.
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  7. Tighten the attaching bolts securely.
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  9. Ensure that the engine will start only in P or N .
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  11. Ensure that the back-up lights go on only in R .
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