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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Question: IS THE NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH EASY TO REACH

 

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Visitor, Norco, CA, June 14, 2011, 13:28

DOES THIS MODEL HAVE A NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH? AND WILL IT KEEP ME FROM MOVING THE SHIFTER OUT OF PARK?

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    June 14, 2011, 13:40
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    Check to see if you have rear brake lights when you step on the brakes, Because the interlock goes though the stop light switch https://partimages.genpt.com/largeimages/100986.jpg If you have no brake lights then the stop light switch has failed and needs replacement and it thinks your not stepping on the brake pedal. You can find a shop here to repair this www.repairpal.com/directory

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    Visitor, June 23, 2011, 01:18

    Still don't know what a. Neutral! safety switch is. After changeing the. Brake light switch I still couldn't get it out of park or start the car.

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    hemicuda, June 23, 2011, 08:51
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    Are you sure the battery is good? You need a tech to trouble shoot this with a meter starting from the ignition switch, Because if the ignition switch has failed changing parts won't fix the problem. You can find a shop here www.repairpal.com/directory

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    Visitor, June 23, 2011, 09:47

    Will some one tell me what and where the neutral safety switch is.? ........The battery was fully charged overnight, just in case and no action from anything besides the main dash lights and all other lights. I then took it to a highly recommended mechanic in Norco where I live and he found the shifter linkage to the trans, was disconnected while in Drive, leaving the computer with no other choice but to keep me from starting the engine. . He fixed it in less than an hour. Turned out to be the cheapest fix at the doctors i ever have had.

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    hemicuda, June 23, 2011, 10:39
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    Ask your question again and Address it to Dandd as I see he is online right now, I looked everywhere for that neutral safety switch and have no luck locating it

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    Visitor, June 29, 2011, 00:39

    must be called something different in the Suzuki! Problems solved so it doesnt matter anymore. Im sure something else will come up soon. thanks for trying, R.O.

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