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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 10, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Back up Light switch

I am trying to make my back up lights function, have the switch, bracket, heat shield, and all of the wiring harnesses. It would be awesome if someone could show me how the wires make it from the switch to the console. One of the harnesses says it is supposed to mount to the firewall, the question is where? (FOUND IT) Also, I have read that the rod that operates the switch (from the shifter to the switch) must be fabricated, an pics of what one looks like would be huge also. Thanks

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Re: Back up Light switch

If memory serves it's the pink/green wires coming from the harness under the dash. I routed them through the firewall grommet, along the tunnel to the backup switch. Had to splice extra wires to reach the switch. What kind of switch are you using? Mine came with the rod:

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Re: Back up Light switch

I figured out the routing of the wires, found the hole in the firewall. The issue I have now is that I have a Muncie Tranny and a Hurst Shifter, so I have the correct switch for a Muncie tranny, but the rod that operates it is incorrect. I was just wondering if anyone had a photo of the rod they are using or how they made this work. this is the switch I have:
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Re: Back up Light switch

Rick's has the one you need:

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Re: Back up Light switch

If that doesn't work, I made one for mine out of a bike spoke.

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I made my wire from a wire coat hanger
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