Subaru Forester Cost to Fix - "Neutral Switch Input Circuit Low"

Hi

Another problem with my Subaru Forester sigh "(Neutral Switch Input Circuit Low" came up on the OBD Scan-

Anyone known how much would I expect to pay? Wouldn't mind if it was roughly $700 or so.

I can do simple things like replace spark plugs, etc- is this something I can fix myself using YouTube - what I've so far got on Google search is

I do like fixing things myself - so wouldn't mind spending a weekend doing it but then don't want to stuff it up ah. In terms of my car- it runs ok no issues with gears.

Cheers

Comments

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    I would guess that procedure could be done by a mechanic within an hour. Call it two because they've probably not done it before and I have no idea how many pieces need to be removed to access those parts.

    It's not clear exactly how "special" the special tool is. If it's just a pin to hold something in place, you might be able to use a screwdriver or similar.

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    The complete lack of details on the vehicle makes it very hard to say how much it would cost, or what it would take to do.

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    If it isn't too urgent, have you tried asking in a Facebook (or other platform's) owners club / enthusiasts page?
    There's a lot of really knowledgeable people out there who may be able to point you towards a simple solution

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    Looks pretty simple and should take you about 2 hours maximum. The alignment tool looks like a cut down pin punch, you could get a set for $18 and they will come in handy in the future. loosen a few 10mm nuts on the switch and 12mm(?) nuts on the cable to adjust, easy peasey.

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    Other than a code are there other symptoms?

    Could be a switch replacement, could be a wiring issue. Switch could be easy or hard to replace depending where it is in the car. Wiring problem could take ages to hunt down.