NDS harness, connector? What is it?

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NDS harness, connector? What is it?

Post by Choochoochoo » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:03 pm

So in trying to find my electrical gremlins, the fsm is directing me to "service intermittent in NDS harness, connector, or switch." Yet I can't seem to find anything about it an any part of the manual, or any of the other books I've got. What is it, where is it, and what does it do?
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Re: NDS harness, connector? What is it?

Post by merkurdriver » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:43 pm

Neutral Drive Switch, aka NSS Neutral Safetry Switch.
On the transmission. If its an auto there is one multifunction switch, if its a T9 there are 2 - one for reverse lights, one for neutral safety start.
It keeps you from starting the car in gear.

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Re: NDS harness, connector? What is it?

Post by Choochoochoo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:49 pm

So, since the car still starts, would it have anything to do with my limp mode issue? Can't get any codes at all currently, which is another problem, but part of why I'm thinking I have a break in the vref or signal return section somewhere..
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Re: NDS harness, connector? What is it?

Post by thesameguy » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:40 pm

The NSS only stops the car from starting - it's just an open/close switch.

What is the problem you're having?

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Re: NDS harness, connector? What is it?

Post by Choochoochoo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:25 pm

I was just trying to figure out what was wrong with my engine harness. Never figured it out so I just replaced it with one from blugg and the car is up and running now...
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2008 Mercedes Benz R320CDI
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