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Old 02-22-2008, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can i bypass Neutral Safety Switch??

how do i bypass a neutral safety switch?ive heard of people having problems with theirs and other than the "safety thing" (im willing to take my chances) i dont see why i would even need it. Im having starting problems and i been chasing it for a while and would like to just splice the wires and be done with it. My Car is a 1968 with a C6 and column shifter. I just want to know which color wires i would splice really.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: can i bypass Neutral Safety Switch??

Yes it can be done. Now with that being said fords are notorious for jumping in to gear. I've been driving old cars daily since I started driving (20 yrs now) while it is not nessassry to have the safety switch I would recomend keeping it. The first time you, (or somebody else, and I stress the somebody else!) starts the car and it takes off into something, you will wish you would have had it!

Not trying to preach, because I'm the first one to say; "Safety?!? Whats that?... eh...you dont need that!" - but I kinda recomend this one.

As mabey some help. Do you have to pull up on the gearshifter before it will start? If thats the case that is one of the most common problems w/older fords. My 68 dose it bad, and will not start unless you pull the shifer the way over, and I have to many other things to work on to worry about it, (I'll wait till it wont start) and my 71 console shift car has to be push all the way sometimes.

The shifter needs to be adjusted.

Yea, I ramble, I shut up now.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My e-brake doesnt work either so even if were to ever "jump" into gear, i would be screwed before i even get into the car, being that it is parked on my driveway (incline) 98% of its life. Also, with the 700HP engine it will have in it within the next month or so, i doubt there will be any other person that i will allow to drive this thing.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I dont let anybody drive my stuff, but you never know what might might happen in the future; IE someone helping you, ever have to have it driven,or moved by someone, you never know. Just my two cents.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Plus me being a kid in the 70's, and growing up on a used car lot I have personally seen fords jump into gear, and had it happen to me when I was about 10 yrs old helping my dad move a 70 something ford truck; scary.
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Re: can i bypass Neutral Safety Switch??

Notice how even though there are responses, still no one has actually answered the question at hand? The neutral safety switch, as long as it works, will probably save one of your bumpers or fenders one day......if not your own ass.
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well, it looks like im on my own then.Im still gettin rid of it.........
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........... The neutral safety switch, as long as it works, will probably save one of your bumpers or fenders one day......if not your own ass.
and itll probably leave you stranded in a bad neighborhood inthe middle of the night as well.my safety is more important than my fenders safety..............
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: can i bypass Neutral Safety Switch??

they dont just stop working -- that switch is there for a reason--
stop and think--

if you have to wiggle the shift lever to start the car -- adjust the safty switch-- it takes about 10 mins and is very easy to do--

that switch could save your life or some kids -- dont be stupid
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My e-brake doesnt work either so even if were to ever "jump" into gear, i would be screwed before i even get into the car, being that it is parked on my driveway (incline) 98% of its life. Also, with the 700HP engine it will have in it within the next month or so, i doubt there will be any other person that i will allow to drive this thing.
I do not understand this. You are having trouble starting your car but you don't say what trouble you are having. So, rather than fix the problem you're ready to start tossing items that might be the problem?

You're installing an aftermarket BB stroker. Cool. What will you do when you have trouble starting that engine?

700 horse? I presume you'll want to take it to the track? Guess what? No NS = failed tech and no racing. Car going to run faster than 11.50? Not having a ratcheting shifter = failed tech and no racing. After market shifters have NS too. Going to remove that as well?

Identify and correct the starting problem. Do not remove the neutral safety switch. Fix your e-brake. Better have a look at your brake system before you put that new engine in while you're at it.
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My ebrake doesn't hole worth a hoot to keep it from rolling backwards, might slow it down though so i use it and cramp the wheels toward a curb or some other large object just in case.
Most old fords til you put new parts in have the sloppy gear shifter if that could be the cause of the NS not working. It is working but the driver needs to put a little more effort into starting it. Like just hold the handle up a tiny bit? Mine is fine with the column slid over but otherwise it has to be held. Too much slop.
You do it autopilot if you've had the car long enough. My door handle spring that pushes it back forward after opeing the door has been broke forever. I don't even think bout it anymore, pull the handle push it back.
I have to have that NS just for the peace of mind. The mechanicals and safety features are more important than anything else. I'd hate to have it take off and mow over a bunch of innocent people. Didn't someone on the list here have something similar happen or was it just the case of the hotrod engine and getting carried away? Only takes seconds for something to go very wrong.
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what bothers me is -- if your up front working on the engin and bump it ove t-such as to set the points or adjust the valves -and the dam thing is in gear and starts -- lots easyer to fix the safty switch than pay the hospital bill
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what bothers me is -- if your up front working on the engin and bump it ove t-such as to set the points or adjust the valves -and the dam thing is in gear and starts -- lots easyer to fix the safty switch than pay the hospital bill
what idiot parks their car while its in gear???
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I do not understand this. You are having trouble starting your car but you don't say what trouble you are having. So, rather than fix the problem you're ready to start tossing items that might be the problem?.............

i dont have to give you a backstory to my life, ive been chasing this starting problem for a while now,ive even made a few threads about it so dont jump to conclusions. Ive owned a car before that didnt have a neutral safety switch (94' Impala) because the owner installed a floor shifter in it, never was it ever a problem in that car. If you guys dont want to help out thats fine, but please dont hijack this thread and turn it into a "lets change the world" thread because i want to get rid of my neutral safety switch, if you dont agree or like it, dont reply, this way i dont get any help, comprende?
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My ebrake doesn't hole worth a hoot to keep it from rolling backwards, might slow it down though so i use it and cramp the wheels toward a curb or some other large object just in case.
Most old fords til you put new parts in have the sloppy gear shifter if that could be the cause of the NS not working. It is working but the driver needs to put a little more effort into starting it. Like just hold the handle up a tiny bit? Mine is fine with the column slid over but otherwise it has to be held. Too much slop. ............
im going to try that, thanks.
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