How to Disconnect the Reverse Caution Switch on My Cub Cadet

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

While Cub Cadet makes a full line of lawn equipment, the manufacturing company is best known for its riding mowers. Cub Cadet riding mowers have Kohler V-twin engines, a movable cutting deck and numerous safety features. One of these safety features is the reverse caution switch. This switch kills power to the mower's blades when the mower is placed into reverse. The switch can be disconnected if the owner wants to disable it or install a new switch.

Advertisement

Step 1

Remove the Cub Cadet's battery cables with the wrench.

Video of the Day

Step 2

Locate the reverse caution switch on the left-hand side of the tractor's gear shifter. Its black plug will be plugged into a white oblong plastic wiring harness.

Advertisement

Step 3

Push down on the side tabs on the black plug. Pull the black plug back and out from the white plastic wiring harness. This action disconnects the reverse caution switch. Once it is disconnected, the mower's battery cables can be reconnected with the wrench.

Advertisement

references