65 monza 4 speed back up light switch.

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65 monza 4 speed back up light switch.

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Under the shift tunnel are 2 connectors that are disconnected. Am looking on the transmission for the backup light switch. Please help. The trans is out as well as the engine and differential.

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Re: 65 monza 4 speed back up light switch.

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It is a long switch that hangs straight out the bottom. Easily damaged. The three speed used a switch in the tunnel activated by the shift tube. Clark's sells kits to use the three speed switch and they also sell a reproduction of the four speed switch.
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Re: 65 monza 4 speed back up light switch.

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Im gonna try and use the switch located in the trans, as i have a replacement used 4 speed but i want to put a new switch in there.

As long i i have it out, we have engine, trans and diff removed for what started as a shifter linkage issue.

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Re: 65 monza 4 speed back up light switch.

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I believe that none of the 3-speed transmissions had a mounting location on the transmission for the backup light switch. On the 3 speed, a switch was mounted in the tunnel next to the shift tube. Clark's Corvair Parts also markets this switch mount "Fix-It Kit" for use in 4-speeds as an option to the 4-speed mount, which is somewhat vulnerable to physical damage.
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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These illustrations may help. The 4-speed manual transmission is the only one with a switch on the transmission. The 3-speed manual switch is inside the tunnel, on the shift linkage, and the Powerglide automatic is behind the instrument panel.

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1965 Corvair - 3-Speed Transmission Backup Light Switch Replacement


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Re: 65 monza 4 speed back up light switch.

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The '60-'65 3 speed transmission had no switch so the switch was on the shift tube in the tunnel. The '66-'69 3 speed switch was in the side of the transmission just like the '66-'69 4 speed.
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