Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Neutral Safety Switch

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The neutral safety switch in addition to preventing the vehicle from starting with the transaxle in gear also actuates the back-up warning lights.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the neutral start switch connector.
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  3. With a pair of needlenose pliers, remove the clip that connects the manual control cable to the manual shift lever.
  4.  
  5. Unstake the lock nut and remove the manual shift lever.
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  7. Remove the neutral start switch with the seal gasket.
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To install:
  1. Install the neutral start switch making sure that the lip of the seal gasket is facing inward.
  2.  
  3. Install the manual shift lever.
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  5. Install the locknut and torque to 61 inch lbs. (6.9 Nm). Stake the nut with the locking plate.
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  7. Engage the switch connector.
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  9. Adjust the neutral start switch.
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  11. Connect the transaxle shift cable and install the clip.
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  13. Adjust the transaxle shift cable.
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  15. Check the operation of the switch and adjust as necessary.
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ADJUSTMENT



See Figure 1

If the engine starts with the shift selector in any position except Park or Neutral, adjust the switch as follows:

  1. Loosen the two neutral start switch retaining bolts and move the shift selector to the Neutral range.
  2.  
  3. Align the groove and the neutral basic line. Maintain the alignment and torque the bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5.4 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 1: Neutral safety switch adjustment

 
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