The neutral safety switch on the 99 Dodge neon is located on left, front side of the transmission, as viewed from the drivers seat. It is under the battery box, requires about a 15/16's socket to remove. it is accessible from underneath, and it has three prongs all in a row. This switch is easy to test for continuity, and I am told it is possible for a bad neutral safety swith to cause a "no spark" situation. But I have not confirmed that, I just heard that. good luck. Mario
The backup light switch is mounted on the transmission casing.
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Try checking the neutral safety switch. This switch is the one in automatic transmissions that makes the backup lights "flip" on when going from park to drive as you go through the gears. When my neutral safety switch shorted my backup lights stayed on constantly.
it is located under hood in relay and fuse holder. right by driver front fender
its the safety neutral switch
You didn't state weather it was an Automatic or Manual transmission. Well any way they are both on the transmission. Manual transmission has a separate switch for the backup lights the automatic is built into the neutral safety switch on the transmission. Automatic switch is about $50.00. Manual switch is about $10.00. Hope you have a manual it is a lot cheaper.
AnswerIt should be on the left side of trans where the shift levers are. It is called the neutral safety switch and the backup light switch is built into the same switch. So, this switch allows your car to only be started in park or neutral and when in reverse, it will turn on the backup lights. There are four wires on the neutral safety switch with a square connector on the end.
No. The lights are switched independently of the transmission.
You would have to literally run a wire from the battery through a fuse and then to a toggle switch and then on to the backup lights, this will only function when the switch is on and will have nothing to do with the transmission being in reverse. This is essentially the same as putting a toggle switch across the transmission mounted switch (assuming the transmission switch is not shorted).
If it's a 4-spd the switch will be mounted on the side of the transmission. If the car is an automatic...There is a combination "neutral safety-backup light" switch located under the center console on the passenger side.
check reverse light switch on transmission.
I remember early 50's as an option. 50's Ford products worked a little differently than GM and Chrysler. Ford products reverse lights were connected to the parking/headlights. The lights had to be on and the transmission placed in reverse for them to operate.
if it is a jeep Cherokee it needs a neutral safety switch mounted on the passenger side of the transmission. if it is a jeep grand Cherokee it needs the backup switch located on the drvers side of the transmission
If you have an automatic transmission it is on top of he steering column just before it goes through the firewall. If you have a manual transmission it is on the transmission.
If the bulbs are the cause, remove the tail light assemblies and replace the bulbs; if they still don't work, replace the neutral safety switch, located on the front of the transmission.
There is a switch in the transmission (manual) and I believe also automatic that triggers your backup lights when you move (change gears) into reverse. If the switch (in the transmission) does not touch (trigger) the backup light switch; or if the switch is not working; you will not have any reverse lights. Also , if you have had any changes in your transmission due to lifting the body, or changing the original transmission; the lever that triggers the switch may not be able to come in contact with the backup light switch in the transmission. If you have this switch replaced by a garage it may run around $160 for the switch and another $100 to $200 for labor. If the transmission does not trigger the backup light switch in the first place ,due to changes in the transmission, or a body lift; then changing the switch will not make any difference; the backup lights still will not work.
Check the steering column. There is a switch mounted to the column that controls the backup lights and the neutral safety switch.
There isn't a neutral safety switch. There is a manual lever position sensor(MLP). It combines all the fuctions of backup lights, neutral safety, and informing the PCM what gear you have selected into one unit. Follow the shift cable out to the transmission, and at the end, you will find the MLP.
Eatx stands for electronic automatic transmission controller the eatx relay provides power for the controller and the backup eatx relay is for the backup lights.
bad fuse , bad electrical connection to or bad switch ( back up light switch on manual transmission / neutral safety switch on automatic transmission also acts as backup light switch )
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to if equipped with one. If you do youwill experience transmission and back up light problems. The computers uses it to shift the transmission and turn on the backup lights. It detects the gear it is in.
It's a matter of replacing the reverse position swith in the transmission. This switch tells the computer wheter it's in neutral, or reverse and when in reverse it triggers the reverse lights.
It should be on the transmission. There should be two, a reverse light switch and a neutral switch. Unplug one and put it in reverse. if the backup lights come on, then that's the one you want. Unscrew it and screw in a new one. pretty easy.
Where it is exactly I do not know suffice it to say that it is somewhere on the transmission.
There is no relay for the backup lights. The circuit is powered by the keyswitch, runs thru a 10 amp fuse on the interior fuse block, then goes through a switch mounted on the transmission, and on to the lights. The switch is on the front of the manual transmission, and on the lower front of the automatic.