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jeffmc
07-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Hello All

I looking for a reverse light switch and cant find it at the local auto parts store . It a 1966 dodge coronet deluxe, 273,auto,no ac
I looked at rock auto and they didnt have it either ?? They mostly have anything
Thanks
Jeff

jeffmc
07-14-2013, 05:25 PM
]23152316Is this the back up ???? Only switch on the steering column !!
Thanks
Jeff

ws27
07-14-2013, 09:14 PM
That is it.

Copper67440
07-15-2013, 12:17 AM
Are you sure you need a switch? The little plastic week on the coloumn could be missing. It actuates the switch. Mine was missing. Had to make one using a 1/4-20 shoulder bolt. Sorry it's such a bad picture.

jeffmc
07-15-2013, 07:48 PM
Copper

The little tab you are talking about is still there .I tested the switch and it bad .Going to try to take it apart and see if I can fix it .Found one on ebay for 90 bucks!!!! Not ready to pay that much yet . Still looking for one .
Thanks
Jeff

Copper67440
07-15-2013, 07:58 PM
You might be able to clean it. It's a pretty simple design.

67r/t4speeder
07-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Were you able to take it apart and what's wrong?

ws27
07-15-2013, 10:15 PM
I'm sure I have one somewhere, let me know if yours can't be cleaned. Most of these old switches can be cleaned.

Hibbing_Coronet_500
07-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Interesting!
My 67 Coronet revers back up lights are always on when the car is running. I pulled the bulbs to keep from getting a ticket.

I assumed it was switched at the tranny (727)
Going to dig into this on my car.
Thanks!

theman440
07-16-2013, 11:58 AM
I've got one too - hit me up if you want it.

theman440
07-16-2013, 12:08 PM
Interesting!
My 67 Coronet revers back up lights are always on when the car is running. I pulled the bulbs to keep from getting a ticket.

I assumed it was switched at the tranny (727)
Going to dig into this on my car.
Thanks!

I think they went to the 3-prong reverse/neutral safety combo switch in '68

Hibbing_Coronet_500
07-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Fixed mine on my 67. The switch was out of alignment.
Always had back up lights on idling in park. Assumed they stayed on..
With some inspection. There is a hole you can slide a paper clip sized rod into. Slid the button till all 3 holes line up. Incert paper clip. Install switch till it contacts the steering sector lug in park position and tighten down.

Now it's timed and adjusted to the steering sector.
Easy fix for me!

Before you throw out your switch.? Check it with a ohm meter. It will only show contintunity in one certain spot as you slide the switch!

Beer time!

Hibbing_Coronet_500
07-16-2013, 05:13 PM
Update: use 3/32 drill bit to clock the switch. Once done you pull out the bit.
Paper clip too small. Not good enough because we are fussy folks!

Hibbing_Coronet_500
07-16-2013, 06:43 PM
One happy camper! Had daughter home from school this summer. She ran the sector. Yup it's fixed!! Whoot Whoot!!!!

jeffmc
07-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Hello All
I was able to take it apart and the contacts are worn down so much it will not make contact. Might have gotten it to work ,,but when I was putting it back together one of the springs went flying off into the garage ..Looked for hours ,so I guess its gone for good.
Thanks for all the help .
Jeff

PS
Thanks to THEMAN440 hes has one I can get off him !!!!