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The column was removed and taped the threads
Here are some pictures from my trip pin installation. Hopefully they are clear enough and helpful. Feel free to PM me if you want the full story of how I did things.
I have a question about the backup light switch? I recall the switch being further up the column, not under the heater box. I tried to put the switch in and it didn't line up. And yes its the original steering column on my 67 coronet.
Look over the pictures I posted and you will see two screw holes. On the other side is a single screw hole. These are for mounting the backup light switch. The switch is just inside the firewall. Is your switch like that?
Mine is like that. But when I put the switch on, the lever in the switch is facing the firewall and years ago I remember it being not so far down the column.
The lever on the switch travels from right to left when it faces the firewall. The trip pin also travels from right to left going from low gears to park. When shifting from park to reverse, a complete circuit is achieved and the rear backup lights come on. They will turn off when the column is shifted to drive or any other position other than reverse. So to recap, your switch should point towards the firewall and the wiring towards the driver. The switch lever is controlled by the trip pin and it moves from right to left from the driver's view- shifter moving from low gears to park. The switch has slot mounting for fine tune adjustment of the lever and corresponding electrical connection. I found it easy to set the switch lever all the way to the left (lever spring is compressed) with the trip pin holding it in place in the park position. The column was out of the car at the time I hooked up the electrical connector and shifted it to reverse, and yes, the lights came on. I them put column back in the car and re-checked to see if the lights would come on. They did and there was no need to do any more adjustments. It's kind of cramped down there so close to the firewall, but one can make those fine tune adjustment with small fingers. Hope this makes sense and helps you.
A threaded stud could be a good choice. My trip pin is out of a '67 Belvedere donor car. From my pictures you can see that I took an extra step by using JB Weld. It's critical that the trip pin stay in the hole that it goes into. It has to take a lot of pressure exerted on it when it pushes the switch lever. You might want to post a WTB on this forum for a trip pin. Someone may have a pin that they can sell you. I'll give you some tips when it comes time to install the pin if you like.
I would like that. I've seen the pins selling for $50 and up.
PM me when you find a pin. $50 for a OEM pin doesn't sound too bad to me. If you want your car to be correct and for the reverse lights to come on, you may have to just "bite the bullet" and purchase a pin.
Can you send me a picture of the stud and jam nut you put in the steering column?
Sure. PM me your email address.
I sent you my email address. Not sure if you got it?
Yes, and just sent the email. Sorry for the delay...
Hey guys I’ve been following thread since I decided to get my back up lights working on my 68 roadrunner. I was wondering if anyone has a picture of the plug this switch plugs into? Any help would be great thanks
Here are pictures of the switch and plug.
I still have not fixed mine. When I do the steering box rebuild I'll tackle this with the column loose.
Thank you! Would you happen to know where it plugs into the main harness?