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Back up light switch Location

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Working on my '63 three speed manual monza ,getting all the lights to work and am unsure as to the location of the back up light switch. I read that it is in the tunnel , but where in the tunnel?? Is it in the rear near the engine, or in the front under the driver? Thanx in advance.

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it is in the tunnel. it is not at the rear but more toward the front. Take off the long tunnel pan under the car to access it.
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:nono: Be sure to place the car safely on jack stands to permit you access to the tunnel that runs down the center of the vehicle.

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See 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Shop Manual - Section 8 - Electrical Systems, page 8-44 for the schematic wiring diagram, and page 8-55 for the BACK-UP LAMP SWITCH REPLACEMENT (3-SPEED ONLY)

1962-1963 Supplement - Chevrolet Corvair Shop Manual - Section 8 - Electrical Systems has a much -better schematic diagram that includes the backup switch.

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:link: http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... N&page=84B
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Part number C5364: 61-65 4SP BACK-UP SWITCH *EXACT REPRO BOOT & GASKET (C383A) INCLUDED

Weight: 0 lbs 10 oz
Catalog Pages(s): 84B
Price: $ 53.65


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Part number C8379: 4 SPEED BACK UP SWITCH FIX-THEY LEAVE OLD SWITCH IN PLACE-THIS WORKS OFF SHIFT ROD

Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Catalog Pages(s): 84B
Price: $ 39.35


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1156 bulbs only belong in the backup light sockets. The two locking pins in the 1157 bulb are positioned at different heights on the side of the bayonet base/lamp socket, to ensure that they are properly inserted.


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The link below will provide you with a list of useful websites that are Corvair-related. Some of the links will lead you to an extensive technical library that will allow you to download shop manuals and other technical references in Adobe Reader (.pdf) format at no cost. There is also a link that will help you to locate nearby CORSA (Corvair Society of America) club chapters. While the Corvair Forum can be very helpful as you work on your Corvair, having local friends and contacts in your region who are knowledgeable about the Corvair can also be very helpful. These family-friendly CORSA club chapters often offer picnics, group scenic drives, technical training and assistance, car shows, and competition events that can greatly enhance your enjoyment of Corvair ownership. You will also find a list of essential Corvair parts suppliers.

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Re: Back up light switch Location

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Found it immediately with your help....found it ,fixed it, thanx guys

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