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BMW E34 5 Series 1989-1995 (525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5, touring) E34 Neutral Safety Switch/Lock Lever Removal


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Last Post: Dec 22, 2013 11:54 PM Last Post By: Danlau
WCBUD25

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E34 Neutral Safety Switch/Lock Lever Removal
Posted: Aug 2, 2006 3:20 PM
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I am trying to remove the Neutral Safety Switch in a US version E34 but the Ignition Lock Lever is pivoted directly above the top mounting screw of the NSS. The Bentley book seems to address a NON-US car without the lock lever. How can I either remove the lock lever or somehow just remove the NSS around the lock lever?? Does anyone have direct experience with this problem? Is the book ever going to be updated to instruct around this problem or did I miss something in the book?? Thanks in advance for advice. eric
ingemann

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Re: E34 Neutral Safety Switch/Lock Lever Removal
Posted: Nov 15, 2006 12:18 AM   in response to: WCBUD25 in response to: WCBUD25
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My transmission was misbehaving and the Bentley manual and some threads suggested that the switch could cause the problems if defective. I could find no way to get the "captive" bolt out, but I could loosen it enough to get the switch out. Be careful though, those little flimsy tabs break off easily. A couple broke for me with no detrimental result. It was obvious that former owner(s?) had spilled coffee with sugar into it and a couple of M&M's too. A lot of sweat and bad language later the switch looked a lot better and the M/A switch would work correctly again, but the problem was unaffected.
I believe that the cable interlock was added to later cars only. But the design is poor and the switch flimsy.
Sky1

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Re: E34 Neutral Safety Switch/Lock Lever Removal
Posted: May 12, 2013 3:30 AM   in response to: WCBUD25 in response to: WCBUD25
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Hi! I have same problem as you. How to remove the lock lever? How to off the this pin?
Regard,
Sky1
Danlau

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Re: E34 Neutral Safety Switch/Lock Lever Removal
Posted: May 15, 2013 9:14 PM   in response to: Sky1 in response to: Sky1
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I have the same issue and can't get the lock lever off to gain access to the NSS.
Thanks, Daniel
Danlau

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Re: E34 Neutral Safety Switch/Lock Lever Removal
Posted: Dec 22, 2013 11:54 PM   in response to: Sky1 in response to: Sky1
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Were you able to remove the NSS? If yes, how?

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Daniel Lau

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