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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 11:13 PM
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Neutral Safety switch question

Is there a neutral safety switch on Late 70's Balazers/Jimmys? I did a manual trans conversion last year and did not put one in.
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

i can;t tell you if there was or not. one can easily be made though
you ahev three option off the top of my head
1) makea placard saying that it doesnt have one so anyone who drives it will know it doesn't
2) install a toggle switch in the ignition wire to the solenoid so you can manually make it unstartable to prevent accidental starting while the clutch is engaged.
3) install a switch i nthe pedal that is a momentary off/on type so that it is off unless the clutch is pressed in. this could also be easily spliced into the solenoid actuating wire
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

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<font color=green>My '78 pickup doesn't have one, and it's a good thing, I've stalled and used the starter to crank into a safer position more than once...
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

My '78 had a clutch safety switch, as well as my Dad's old '75 , but he disabled his.
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

My 78 K5 has one... I wish GM had something like Toyota offers... the clutch start cancel switch kicks a$$! It's so nice to just push a button on the dash and then kick the starter over when you're stuck on a muddy hill...
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<font color=green>Mine must have been disabled when I got the truck. Not surprising since alot of the other stuff didn't work either.
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

Jimmy,
thats essentially whaqt the toggle switch in place will do. but it add yet another switch to the cockpit of teh rig...makes it look like a bloody F/A-18
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

That would be a good reason to get one of those switch blocks that Painless Wiring makes and then hide it in the console, clean looking and out of the way so people who don't need to be going "what's this switch for?" as they flip it can't.

I agree you could put one in yourself, my point was just that GM should make it a factory option...
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Re: Neutral Safety switch question

oh I'm sure GM makes something for it. seems like they make just about anythign one would really need. but they also havea price tag. fur about $3.72 you could hook yourself up at radio shack with the necessary equiptment. you know what. I"m gonna do it to my truck
yup, did it before and i think this truck needs it. that'll keep that damned sister from F'n with it. she ahsn't since the "E-brake incident" but just in case she gets courageous that'll keep her in check.[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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