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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 06, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Another backup light question!

I have pulled tranny out for clutch replacement, I have an RS/SS 68. This is an M20 with a Hurst shifter. I would like to put the backup switch on this tranny to activate the backup lights. The lights are in place and hooked up to the wiring harness. I believe I have identified the wire ( maybe ) that the backup switch may plug into. Do I use a Hurst backup switch or an original GM? I have been trying to figure out by looking at catalogs which switch to order but knowing nothing about the way it's suppose to be I am having trouble figuring out what to order. Anybody familiar enough with this to advice?



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Re: Another backup light question!

You can go either way, Ray. The Hurst switch will require you to change the terminals and possibly extend the wires, it mounts to the back of the shifter, hangs from the STOP bolt.

I'm not an expert on the linkage and factory backup light stuff, (experts, chime in?) but I "Think" your reverse arm on the trans has the hole for the 69 backdrive linkage, and this hole is too big for the oem style 68 backup light switch link.

I have aa surplus hurst switch if you want it.





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Re: Another backup light question!

The OE bracket attached to the lower right two bolts. This bracket held the switch being actuated by a rod, metal coathanger, from the reverse lever on the tailhousing. The large hole shown on the linkage is not for the switch linkage; this hole is smaller, ie, 1/8 inch diameter.

The harness on the switch is long enough to plug into a plug located about the gas pedal on the firewall. The upper left trans-to-bellhousing bolt also has a harness clip to keep the harness from drooping/dragging.

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Re: Another backup light question!

Thanks guys,

I'm still not sure which way to go. From another post it sounds like I need to change my shifter kit ( wrong shifter kit in car ). I do not know if that will effect the backup switch i need.
JimM, thanks for answering both my post's. I may want to get that switch from you, Like everything with the car my problem is growing, now shifter kit as well as backup lights.
How much do you want for the switch?
Send me a private message on the switch.

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Re: Another backup light question!

No need to change shifter, use JimM's Hurst switch and go from there, unless you want the car to be OE.

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