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Old 10-15-2006, 07:02 PM
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Back up lights on a 4 Speed.

I'm going to be doing an auto to manual swap in a 69 Nova. Just wondering how the back up lights are turned on by putting tranny in reverse. I'll be using a Saginaw 4 speed. I assume there is some type of mechanical linkage from the tranny, but am not sure of how it works or what it looks like. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanx

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On the bottom of the steering column, near the floor there is a switch with various wires. This is the neutral safety switch and reverse lights switch.
Reverse lights will have to be triggered from shifter linkage (use Hurst) and neutral switch from clutch pedal.
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The factory used a linkage from the trans to the column called a backdrive linkage in GM-speak. You might be able to find those parts, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

You might be able to cobble up a bracket for a switch that you could activate with the reverse arm or lever.
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Take a look at hurst #248-0003, it is a hurst backup light switch kit.
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Thanx that's just what I needed. I ordered it as soon as I read the post.
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