Gold Lifetime Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Yorkville, Illinois USA
Yes, Jeff, on the right track for sure. '69 was the first year with the key in the column, and the "new" anti-theft stuff. There is supposed to be a rod/bellcrank arrangement from the reverse lever on the trans to the steering column. The key will only come out when the column "Thinks" the car is in reverse. This stuff was probable removed when someone put in a hurst shifter or headers. To make your backup lights go out, TURN the ring on the column just in from where the key is. But Remember, the key won't come out until the ring is back in the "reverse" position!!