2000 XJ Limited 4.0 Automatic.
Had Neutral Safety Switch problems 12 months ago. Removed, cleaned, replaced my NSS using guidelines posted on this forum and it worked perfect until 2 weeks ago when I started having trouble starting it in park again. A few days after my start-in-park problem, my check engine light came on (which didn't happen 12 months ago) and I had the code pulled. It indicated a NSS problem (code=0705). I did some searching on this forum and found the combination of the code and NSS issue was probably related to the NSS being slightly misaligned. I check back-up lights and confirmed they were not lighting up. I loosened the NSS adjusting screw and tried to find a spot where I could tighten it down with both the back-up lights working and the car starting in park. However, no matter where I tighten it down, seems I can only get one issue resolved at a time (either start easily in park or have the back-up lights work). I'm thinking it may be time to just replace the NSS. Does anyone agree / disagree? I can buy an OEM for about $290 or an aftermarket one manufactured by Crown Automotive for about $140. Does anybody have comments about the performance of the Crown Auto part?
I'm thinking it may be time to just replace the NSS. Does anyone agree / disagree? I can buy an OEM for about $290 or an aftermarket one manufactured by Crown Automotive for about $140. Does anybody have comments about the performance of the Crown Auto part?
OR, you can just clean the NSS again, as long as it's not cracked. Use a small pick and make sure you clean out the slots where the small contact plates and springs sit.
You can find used ones on eBay for about $50 but the link jhamar posted is almost too good to be real!
I found one on ebay same part number as the $150 one on Q-tec for $44.95...gonna try and tackle this weekend. I too was sick of reading the high costs on sites...hope the op got the situation resolved! my backup lights dont work and I have no 4th gear, starts fine though..
97 TJ 2.5l-Flinstone floor panel mod--Sold
97 XJ Country- RC X-series 4.5, 33" Kevlars, Nates Slimline
Ronin Wheelers of New England
OEM one is the best in reliability, but yes....expensive. To be honest, I haven't heard a lot of bad news about aftermarket NSS units though, so in this case, I would consider purchasing one. But not a cheap one from ebay. Too many horror stories about anything relating to automotive electrical, UNLESS the brand name is confirmed!
99 Cherokee, 4.0 AW4, NP242
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