I’m stumped. 2006 Honda Pilot randomly did not start couple weeks ago for my wife. When I arrived…

Kdclayton

Im stumped. 2006 Honda Pilot randomly did not start couple weeks ago for my wife. When I arrived and tried cranking, same thing, it did nothing. I took key out, tried again and cranked right up. Googled it and sounded like neutral safety switch was likely the problem at 200,000 miles. Changed out just the switch (without changing the harness). Drove a mile to grocery store, put it in park, and it jammed and was stuck in Park. Wouldnt budge. I used the override feature on the steering column, put it in neutral and then able to crank and get it home. Removed the new part and compared each click of the switch to the gear displayed on the dash (going back and forth each time) and made sure the switch was on Park by rotating the switch until the P lit up... reassembled, practiced in driveway prob 4 or 5 times in all gears and it worked great. Drove a mile to gas pump and placed in park ...it jammed again. What have I done wrong?

Last note: I noticed when I place it in Park and hold it for just a second longer it will propley place in Park and everything is fine. Below photo is the new part BEFORE installed onto the transmission.

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ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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heck, I'd just bypass that stupid switch and run power from the ignition switch directly to the staarter like they used to be

Kdclayton
Kdclayton

I marked the P in that first photo of the NEW part to remember location of that metal ring in Park. Unfortunately I did not on the old one but I have this photo of the old one before I changed the old switch.