Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dodge

96 Jeep Cherokee: The neutral safety switch..bypass

Customer Question
The neutral safety switch on...
The neutral safety switch on my 96 Jeep Cherokee is not working and I want to know how to bypass it. The new switch costs $200. Which wires can I connect to bypass the switch?
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Dodge
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Answered in 44 minutes by:
3/22/2008
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
JHoop
JHoop, Dodge Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 5,446
Experience: 14 Year Engine Builder,16 years as a Tech HvyLine, Suspension, Electrical, Brakes, 6 Year Shop Owner
Verified
HelloCustomer my name isXXXXX you for choosing justanswer.com.

Couple quick questions for you while I pull up some diagrams:

-Have you located the Switch on the Vehicle?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
I know where the switch is on the transmission and I know where the plug is under the hood where the wires from the switch connect.
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
From the looks of this diagram, B and C.
graphic

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
I already ran a jumper wire between B and C, but did not cut the wires and connect them. For some reason it still did not solve the problem. Should I cut the B and C wires and connect them?
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
NO.... By NO MEANS cut the wire. If you jumped it at the plug, and it made no difference, cutting the wires will make no difference. DO NOT CUT!! Let me look the wiring diagrams over and i'll be right back.
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
Question: When you jumped it, did you do what is called "Back Probe" it?
Meaning: Was the Plug plugged in and you jumped the wires B and C from the back side of the Plug?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
I need help, thanks
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
I connect B and C on the transmition side of the harness and then plugged the harness back in.
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
Ok...I will assume you have a Voltage Meter and/or Test Light. So. Plug the Plug Back in, and take you light, and check for voltage at the B and C terminals, while the vehicle is Park, and the key in the ON position with your Foot on the Brake. (not running...ON) Tell me what you find.
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
The truck is at a friends house right now and I don't have time right now to go over there, but if you'll tell me what it should read, I'll take your advice and head over there and see what happens. Any other possibilities I should check?
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
Yea...A cheap salvage you get you a temporary replacement for little of nothing. Normally, you would have voltage to those circuits. Let me ask you this. What has drawn you/ya'll to the conclusion that the Neutral Safety Switch needs to be replaced?
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
When the vehicle is in park or nuetral, it should start when you turn the key. For a while, I could jiggle the shift lever and it would start. Now that doesn't work any more. I have to turn the key on, crawl under the truck and bump the solenoid.
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
Check for Voltage and that plug in. Which ever one does not have voltage, apply juice to that side of the plug. Should tell the pcm you have connection.
JHoop
JHoop, Dodge Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 5,446
Experience: 14 Year Engine Builder,16 years as a Tech HvyLine, Suspension, Electrical, Brakes, 6 Year Shop Owner
Verified
JHoop and 87 other Dodge Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
Hi JHoop,                                        &nbs p;I tried everything you told me on the 96 cherokee and still got nothing. I guess I'll try a switch from the salvage yard. If that doesn't work, I'll have to try a mechanic. Thanks for trying.
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
Salvages are the best place to get those to be honest with you. Simply because its not a very common fix. Let me know if you need anything else.
If you have any more questions or need any more diagrams, please don't hesisitate to ask...Thanks again, JHoop
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
JHoop, the advice you gave me on the 96 cherokee nuetral safety switch didn't work, so I guess I'll have to try the salvage yard. Thanks for trying.Customer
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
I heard you the first time. There are endless possibilities or avenues we could take on this. If you would like. I'm just trying to look out for your best interrest being your the one having to do all the travelling back and forth. Getting an inexpensive temporary replacement from a salvage is really the best route to take. Let me know if you want to continue and I'll pull the diagrams back up. Thanks, JHoop.
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
No you've done your best considering you don't have the truck in front of you. If the salvage switch doesn't work, I'll contact you again to see if there is anything else I can do. Thanks
Dodge Mechanic: JHoop, Dodge Technician replied 9 years ago
You know where to find me. If you have any more questions or need any more diagrams, please don't hesisitate to ask...Thanks again, JHoop
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Ask JHoop Your Own Question
JHoop
JHoop
JHoop, Dodge Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 5,446
5,446 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 14 Year Engine Builder,16 years as a Tech HvyLine, Suspension, Electrical, Brakes, 6 Year Shop Owner

JHoop is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

6,613 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

5,931 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,809 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

2,298 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,562 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
My parking brake is somewhat engaged, but releasing it isn't
My parking brake is somewhat engaged, but releasing it isn't working. The lever doesn't seem to do anything now. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,892 satisfied customers
My parking/emergency brake is pushed all the way to the
My parking/emergency brake is pushed all the way to the floor, & pulling on the brake release, nothing happens. 2006 grand caravan. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,892 satisfied customers
My brake light fuse keeps popping, I've looked around a bit
My brake light fuse keeps popping, I've looked around a bit under and through and it seems the original wire was cut and replaced with a different wire, it's a 2002 Dodge Dakota … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
How do you adjust emergency brake on 2010 ram 2500. Brakes
how do you adjust emergency brake on 2010 ram 2500 … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
3,993 satisfied customers
Parking brake won't hold dodge grand caravan 2006. Brakes
yes old shoes were worn from draging replaced cables and shoes … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
I'm looking for a brake system wiring diagram for an 08
hi I'm looking for a brake system wiring diagram for an 08 dodge sprinter 2500 … read more
Brad
Brad
Technician at Dodge Dealership
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12 satisfied customers
Brake lights stay on ,no cruise, no remote locks or start.
brake lights stay on ,no cruise , no remote locks or start … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
02 dodge cummins turbo diesel. Not getting brakes to
02 dodge cummins turbo diesel. Not getting brakes to function properly. Ive replaced front calipers, soft lines, master cylinder, power stearing pump, vacuum pump, hydro flow pump and bled them out. S… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I was towing a trailer with the electric brakes and
I was towing a trailer with the electric brakes and everything was working fine and now they are not working where can I find the problem? … read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Benz master tech
Bachelor's Degree
649 satisfied customers
Abs light on. ABS light on, brake light on, speedometer not
ABS light on, brake light on, speedometer not working … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,109 satisfied customers
ABS and brake lights intermittently come on and speedometer
ABS and brake lights intermittently come on and speedometer stops working. Happens over and over again the entire time I'm driving my truck. … read more
garrtim
garrtim
SERVICE MANAGER
1,831 satisfied customers
2000 dodge truck ram 1500 abs brakes need to bleed brakes.
2000 dodge truck ram 1500 abs brakes need to bleed brakes … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
The front brakes lock up I already change the caliper brake
the front brakes lock up I already change the caliper brake pads and it still does the same thing … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
2014 dodge pushed brake pedal went to floor, dripping brake
2014 dodge pushed brake pedal went to floor, dripping brake fluid but resovoir still fullish… read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Is there an alternate location for a brake light switch on a
is there an alternate location for a brake light switch on a 2010 Ram 1500 SLT. It doesn't seem to be down by the brake pedal. I can see where it would go but there isn't one there. brake lights work … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
ABS light is on, have a soft brake pedal and brakes seem to
ABS light is on, have a soft brake pedal and brakes seem to be applied when brake pedal is not depressed, front driver side wheel I can here the brake is applied with a dragging sound. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,892 satisfied customers
Rear brake lights and turn signals not working, brake fluid
replaced the rear bulbs, checked for power to the rear wires with the blinkers and brake applied and no power. However there is power to the tcmi from the brake switch … read more
Chris
Chris
Shop Foreman
6,613 satisfied customers
No brake lights, Brakes are good I have no brake lights,
No brake lights JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed? Customer: Brakes are good I have no brake lights JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge? Customer:… read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
1,874 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x