Symptoms of a Faulty Neutral Safety Switch in Your BMW

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A neutral safety switch is absolutely a safety contrivance that allows you to start your BMW when the automatic transmission is in either neutral or park mode. It prevents BMW from getting started when it is in gear. A bad neutral safety switch can cause irreversible damage to your BMW’s engine as well as its transmission. For that reason, recognizing the symptoms of a faulty neutral safety switch is essential. Knowing the symptoms will help you to know when to bring your BMW to a versed service technician for the replacement of the switch.

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SYMPTOMS OF A FAULTY NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH IN YOUR BMW

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A neutral safety switch is one of the important safety components present in your BMW.

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The sole purpose of the neutral safety switch is to prevent the car from starting while in gear.

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The neutral safety switch prohibits the BMW engine from starting when the transmission is in gear. THE FUNCTIONING OF A NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH

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The switch allows the engine to start only if the gearshift is in the park or neutral position.

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In the absence of such a switch, the engine would start whenever the key is turned in the ignition and if the transmission was left in gear.

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This mechanism makes sure that the starter solenoid receives power from the battery only when the transmission is not in any gear.

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The switch may malfunction due to corrosion, wearing out with time, dirt and grease buildup or moisture. SIGNS OF A FAULTY NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH

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The common signs of a bad neutral safety switch are discussed below.

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The engine does not crank in park mode after you turn the key in the ignition. ZERO CRANK WHILE IN PARK MODE

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Then you probably have a problem with your neutral safety switch.

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This is another possible symptom of a neutral safety switch problem. ZERO CRANK WHILE IN NEUTRAL MODE

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There could be an electrical issue that is preventing the switch from receiving power.

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If your neutral safety switch is having serious electrical problems, then your engine will not crank in the park or neutral. ZERO CRANK IN BOTH PARK & NEUTRAL

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The starter motor will not receive power due to a faulty switch & will not be able to crank the engine.

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The most obvious sign of a bad neutral safety switch is when you can crank the engine in any gear. VEHICLE STARTS IN ANY GEAR

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You could have the gear set to Drive or Reverse and still be able to crank it.

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Detect the specific signs of a faulty neutral safety switch and verifying by the simple tests to ensure the fitness of your BMW car. CONCLUSION

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You must always take your car to a reputed BMW service center.

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