<VV> OK One more question - backup light switch
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.
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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