<VV> OK One more question - backup light switch

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Dec 28 19:37:48 EST 2007

Shifter seal leaks way more often than the backup light switch. I would 
put the switch back in and only replace it if it does leak. IIRC, the 
back up lamp switch can be replaced with a 1/2-13 short bolt with 
sealant or o-ring for a seal.

It is a normally open contact style switch.

Frank DuVal

Keith Onchuck wrote:

>OK one more question for the group, the backup light
>switch on my 64 4-speed car is broke.  I thought the
>leak was coming from the backup switch but it is the
>shifter seal.  The plastic housing was cracked and the
>wires are off but the main body seems to be solid.  I
>am not concerned about functionality as I do not have
>any back up lights installed.  I cannot see anything
>that leads me to believe the metal housing is cracked.
>I have looked at the metal housing and I do not see
>anyway for oil to make it through.  I was expecting
>this to be like an oil pressure sender for the light
>but it seems to be a contact switch.
>Can the housing be installed into the transmission
>without fear of a leak?  If not is there a plug
>available to put in its' place?
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