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1994 Automatic - Neutral Safety Switch location?

I have a 1994 Ford Ranger "4 cylinder" - automatic.

I'm having trouble starting it. I put the key in and turn it and all the electrical comes on strong "lights, radio, etc...", but nothing happens. I hear no sounds at all. Trying to jump start it does nothing at all.

But I've have found that If I take it out of park and put it back "several times" then it starts fine. Sometimes I have to jiggle the P R N D lever "in park" and then it starts. But now it's getting worse. I think the problem might be the "Park/Neutral Safety Switch", but I can't figure out where this located? Is this a hard item to install? I am a wanna-be mechanic. I do my brakes and little things like that. Is this something I can do? Any guidance or opinions would be greatly appreciated. I've spent a couple of hours searching the internet with not much luck.

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The P/N safety switch function is part of a triple switch on the driver side of the transmission. Look for a round 5-pin connector. The P/N safety switch contacts should complete the circuit from the pink to the red/light blue wires when in park or neutral.
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The P/N safety switch function is part of a triple switch on the driver side of the transmission. Look for a round 5-pin connector. The P/N safety switch contacts should complete the circuit from the pink to the red/light blue wires when in park or neutral.
So this is actually connected to the outside of the transmission? I thought it would be in the steering column.
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