Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You

Order your TDIClub merchandise and help support TDIClub

Go Back   TDIClub Forums > VW TDI Discussion Areas > General Automotive

General Automotive General automotive discussion. This is intended to be a discussion about other not VW and Diesel cars you may have or interested in.

Thread Tools
Old February 15th, 2019, 08:18   #1
Veteran Member
WolfgangVW's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Default Bad Neutral Safety Switch??

So i got a 2000 Silverado 5.3L. When it's super cold sometimes it won't start. Like it's got battery juice but acts as if it's not in neutral or park to start. The other day it was -30C, had it plugged in overnight, ( block heater and battery blanket ) and started great . Drove to work, plugged in for 10 hours , wouldn't start, hitched a ride home left it plugged in. Came to work the next day, still nothing . Said F it i'll just get it towed . Unplugged it it sat there for 10 hrs in -30C for my shift , for whatever reason tried it at end of my shift right before the tow, fired right up!!

Any insight on this!? Seems like a ground or NSS?? Any input appreciated!
WolfgangVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2019, 14:14   #2
Moderator at Large
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

4L60E transmission?

A quick google search suggests that neutral safety switch issues aren't uncommon, and also that the switch isn't expensive. I'd just replace it. There are some videos on youtube that turn up in the search ... watch them.
Brian P.
formerly ... 2006 Jetta TDI 5-sp, Spice Red, Unitronics stage 1, 0.681 5th gear.
and before that ... 1996 Passat TDI, Silk Blue
GoFaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2019, 22:24   #3
Veteran Member
WolfgangVW's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada

I believe it is the 4L60E. OK thanks for the reply I'll do some more research!
WolfgangVW is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disable Neutral Safety Switch on Automatic Transmission Carl_Seattle TDI 101 19 December 13th, 2018 16:10
neutral safety switch rjcruz VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 3 April 10th, 2017 06:01
Neutral safety switch on VAG Com wincharger OBD Scanners 3 March 17th, 2011 18:22
Want to hit the track, How to install a Neutral Safety Switch on a B4? kooyajerms TDI Power Enhancements 1 March 10th, 2011 11:25
Need a Neutral Safety Switch of someones shot automatic trans. StockRocket Private TDI Items for Sale/Wanted 1 July 6th, 2010 18:59

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:08.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.13726 seconds with 13 queries
[Output: 57.47 Kb. compressed to 52.14 Kb. by saving 5.33 Kb. (9.28%)]