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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 07, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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68 Camaro Backup Lights Stuck on!

My backup-lights are always when Iím driving my car. This all started since I did some work on my car and had dropped the transmission. I know it has to do with wiring on the transmission but I'm not sure what to look for and how to correct it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 68 Camaro Backup Lights Stuck on!

If the car is equipped with a manual trans, the switch is mounted on the drvr side of the trans. Back the car up to the garage door, loosen the two mounting screws, 5/16 inch wrench, and rotate switch until lights go off. Select reverse to turn on, nuetral to turn off. make sure the two bolts holding the bracket onto the side cover are tight first.

If car is automatic, the switch may be broke. Column shift is on the bottom top of the column next to the firewall, console shift, on the pass side of the shifter. If engine starts in reverse, switch is bad, replace it.

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Re: 68 Camaro Backup Lights Stuck on!

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If the car is equipped with a manual trans, the switch is mounted on the drvr side of the trans. Back the car up to the garage door, loosen the two mounting screws, 5/16 inch wrench, and rotate switch until lights go off. Select reverse to turn on, nuetral to turn off. make sure the two bolts holding the bracket onto the side cover are tight first.

If car is automatic, the switch may be broke. Column shift is on the bottom top of the column next to the firewall, console shift, on the pass side of the shifter. If engine starts in reverse, switch is bad, replace it.

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Eveerett, I should have been more clear that the lights are only on when the car is running. Does that make a difference with your suggested fix?
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Re: 68 Camaro Backup Lights Stuck on!

Eveerett, I should have been more clear that the lights are only on when the car is running. Does that make a difference with your suggested fix?
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Re: 68 Camaro Backup Lights Stuck on!

4 speed? auto?

either way im sure its the switch was not econnected or an adjustment.

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Re: 68 Camaro Backup Lights Stuck on!

The lights are only powered when the key is in run. Everett's diagnosis is right on.
Again, need to know what trans to be more specific.
Also, if manual, was it always manual, or converted?
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