Oh yeah, don't try to take it out, it's a mess I hear. I'm just saying if it's saturated in oil on the wiring, clean the external stuff off. And it sounds more like vss now that Denison mentions it. The range switch and VSS are things we all dread removing. The range switch wiring is worth a look, not trying to remove it unless it's proven bad. I go overboard with pressure washing, so yeah.... I still maintain it's better than scrubbing shampoo into fabric Edit: my big point about the range switch is that it (3 times on 2 escorts) disabled my reverse lights, and tried to stall in every gear. So you can throw it in reverse and see if the reverse lights work. Usually a dead giveaway.