RS back up lights - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 04, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallahassee,FL
Posts: 3
Post

Can anyone tell me how to get the RS back up lights to work on a car that was an auto trans but was converted to a 4-speed? what am I missing i.e., linkage, etc, that would send the message from reverse gear to the back up lights? Any help would be appreciated, I am stoopid on stuff like this.thanx, penguin in Florida
flpenguin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 04, 02:42 PM
Senior Tech
Mark
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Shrewsbury, MA, USA
Posts: 6,509
Post

Most likely the shift interlock rod that runs between the reverse gear lever and the bottom of the steering column. It fits between the reverse lever and the "Y" shaped lever mounted on the subframe right near the clutch Z bar. From the other end of the "Y" bracket there should be a rod that runs up to an eye at the base of the shifter column to operate the backup lights.

Mark Canning
1969 Indy Pace Car
350/300HP RPO Z11

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mark C is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 04, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallahassee,FL
Posts: 3
Post

Thanx for the info. Is there any where that I can obtain those parts that you described? are they available through any of the resto places or is this something I have to hunt down thru e-bay, junkyards, etc.?
flpenguin is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 04, 11:19 AM
Team Member
John
 
JohnZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Washington, Michigan USA
Posts: 7,728
Post

Rick's has all the parts you need - the switch is on top of the steering column, a couple of inches back from the inside of the firewall; if you're lucky, it's still there.
[img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

JohnZ
CRG
JohnZ is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 04, 08:19 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Jeff
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,950
Post

You will need the rod from the steering column down to the bellcrank, which is mounted on the frame, and also, the rod from the bellcrank to the transmission.
Also you will need the reverse switch (not re-produced). And get 2 trans. retainer clips.

If you want the entire set-up you should also get the clutch safety switch and rod, to prevent starting in gear.(clutch must be depressed to start the car.)

All of these parts except the switch, are available from D&R Classic Automotive 1888-camaro1 in Illinois.

The bellcrank from the auto and 4 speed cars are different so get one of those too.

These parts will also lock the steering wheel when the key is off, and lock the shifter in Reverse.
(1969 GM anti-theft)
Send me an email and I will look up the part number for the switch - it was used on all manual trans cars 1969-1979 so they are out there if you look.

Good luck, Jeff
Pacecarjeff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome