Originally Posted by ks94cherokee
I know this has been asked numerous time but my neutral safety switch is starting to act up (no back-up lights and sometimes it will only start in Neutral) on my 1994 Jeep Cherokee (4.0L; 180K). Most of the threads (that I have seen) talk about the high cost of a new one (>$200). I have found one for a lot cheaper (<$70.00);
So should I take it off and clean it or just replace it? or in other words; if I clean it will it last for a while? I don't mind taking it off and cleaning it but I would not like to do it unless I know it will last for a while.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
If you take it off and clean it, it should last as long as it did the first time (there's very little wear in there, it just gets crudded up. Worst case, you may have to take a file and "re-flat" the ends of the contacts inside - DON'T LOSE THEM!)
You can replace it, it should last for a similar time.
If you do
replace it, I'd like to talk to you about getting the old one.