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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 20, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Back up light

Hi I have a 69 that was born a Auto now its a 4sp Saganaw has anyone installed Back up lights
not sure if its a big deal or no to bother with them Thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 20, 09:58 AM
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Re: Back up light

it can be done with linkage.
the simplest way is with a toggle switch if you must have them
a backup camera with night vision works great and is just as easy to install as would your backup lights
check e bay or amazon
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 20, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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it can be done with linkage.
the simplest way is with a toggle switch if you must have them
a backup camera with night vision works great and is just as easy to install as would your backup lights
check e bay or amazon


Great thanks for that i will look
Can you tell me then what wire needs to be powered for the back up lights i have 5 wires that were in the Neutral Safety switch plug White Pink Brown Orange and Green Thanks !!

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Re: Back up light

You'll need the linkage and back up light switch installed

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Re: Back up light

I consider back up lights a safety issue/requirement. Not so much to help you
see but so others can see you are backing up.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 20, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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You'll need the linkage and back up light switch installed

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Thanks for that i will look into a switch and i see the green wire needs power for the back up lights Thanks
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 20, 12:10 AM
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Re: Back up light

Or you could install a toggle switch like Kevin (flat tire) mentioned above that lights up when activated. Just a matter of hooking up positive and ground wires. Your local parts store probably has a variety to choose from. I like the small rocker type in a black housing that the button you flip lights up. Doesn't stick out much like some of the toggles that have a 1 1/2" blade protruding.
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Re: Back up light

There is also the Hurst universal kit. I used this same one for many years. When I added the M22W, I installed the correct back-up light switch assembly. It cost a lot more than the Hurst switch, but it was something I just wanted. You can also just add a toggle switch inside the car and manual operate it when you go to back up.

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There is also the Hurst universal kit. I used this same one for many years. When I added the M22W, I installed the correct back-up light switch assembly. It cost a lot more than the Hurst switch, but it was something I just wanted. You can also just add a toggle switch inside the car and manual operate it when you go to back up.

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Thanks for that i will look into it and is it the green withe that needs power to light up the back up lights Thanks
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 20, 12:59 PM
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Re: Back up light

Pink and green would go the B/U light switch. I used the one pictured above for my Muncie conversion with Hurst shifter. Not sure how it would work on the Saginaw.
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Re: Back up light

The Saginaw transmission uses a different backup light switch bracket, because of the side cover bolt spacing. I haven't been able to find one reasonably priced after years of looking. The Hurst switch would be the easiest fix. Be aware that the bracket is on the flimsy side, and might need altered for your application.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 20, 10:17 AM
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Re: Back up light

Another option is to use a shifter ball with a button. These are typically used to activate a line lock but would do the same thing for BU lights



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Re: Back up light

Back up lights primarily are to alert other drivers you’re backing up.

Aggressive exhaust serves the same purpose.

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