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Our 9-5 SE | Neutral Safety Switch Rebuild
The intermittent starting and commo problems with the TCM were intolerable. I hate "limp home"

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The NSS buried under the battery and tray.

Last modified: Jul 4, 2011

The connector with the cable tie removed.

Last modified: Jul 4, 2011

The NSS out of the car. Note the faint scratches I made for reinstall alignment.

Last modified: Jul 4, 2011

The switch open and in PARK. Drilled out the soft aluminum rivets. Note gasket seal. Don't get solvent on the gasket - it swells. This NSS is different than some pictures I've seen. There were SIX independent brushes.

Last modified: Feb 10, 2012

Brush/contact holders come out and only go in one way. Old grease was pretty dry on contacts and bearing surfaces. Brushes show some wear, too.

Last modified: Aug 7, 2011

The commutator strips after cleaning with Q-tips. I used a pencil eraser for some of the cleaning. Note different colors on the strips at ends where there is little or no contact (rarely use 1 and 2). Then I hit it with electrical contact cleaner.

Last modified: Jul 4, 2011

Back in the car. Note new screws and nuts holding it together. Questions: - will it start? will I have back-up lights? (ANS: Yes, Yes.).

Last modified: Jul 4, 2011

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