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Neutral safety switch on a 140? remove, repair or replace?

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While plowing snow snow I lost the neutral safety switch. the threaded end separated from the body. I made a jumper and plowed some more and more. It kept snowing here in CT. I went to the Deere dealer for a replacement edge for the 54 blade and asked about the switch. 21$ and the ordered it. In the meantime I got my JB weld out and repaired the switch. It now functions as it should. The new switch came in from Deere and I went to install it but it did not just bolt in. The Shaft is a larger diameter and would require drilling. It also uses two nut rather than the threaded shaft to secure it.

I have 3 options each will work: 1. leave the jumper in (no small kids around) 2. reinstall the repaired switch. 3. Drill and replace.

What would you do if it was your tractor?
Thanks , Ben
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If the repaired switch does now work, I'd put it back in and put a post-it somewhere that I would see any time I went in the shop. The note would give me a clue as to where I put the new switch waiting for better weather for installing it.
You might not have to do all that!

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