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Reverse Switch

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by justnty, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010
    justnty

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    Is that bolt coming out the side of the the back of the below picture where my reverse light switch goes. What's funny is I've owned my Jeep for a year and up until I installed a new wiring harness a week ago always thought it had reverse lights? Guess I was wrong :D.

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  2. Dec 2, 2010
    n6ifp

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    That is where mine is . Larry
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010
    sailorjeeper

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    That does look like the remains of a back-up light switch. It's in basically the same place as the one on my T-14 is.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010
    justnty

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    Great I think I may have just gotten lucky for the first time on the Jeep.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2010
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    Really? What was her name?:rofl:
     
  6. Dec 3, 2010
    1969_CJ5

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    My T14 for reference

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  7. Dec 3, 2010
    Warloch

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    Jeep or International - same switch. We put one in for my neighbor and the T90, T86, and T14 all worked with the same switch.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2010
    justnty

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    What kind of wire terminal hooks to the terminals on the switch itself they look very odd?
     
  9. Dec 4, 2010
    UncleSam

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    Same connector terminal as the hydraulic (in-line) brake light switch.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2010
    nickmil

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    In a pinch you can use two female spade connectors.

    On the Daughter's '70 (T-14, same switch) I used an older GM A/C compressor connector. Harrison R-5 compressor from the late '80's early '90's iirc. If you do this you have to remove the resistor between the two terminals or the lights will stay on. Fits right on.
     
  11. Dec 5, 2010
    timgr

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    Or solder leads to the posts and use bullet connecters. Good solder technique required though ... you could melt the switch otherwise.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2010
    justnty

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    Good idea.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2010
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    Magilla

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    Guys, you can use Borg Warner # S395
    Echlin (NAPA) ECH NS6581 that has two terminals with shafts that you can put #8 nuts on, and put ring connectors on your wires.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2011
    unclebill

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    i guess mine doesnt have one.
    been thinking about a rear facing floodlight and a dash switch.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2011
    timgr

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    Doubtful that any T-98s had it. There may be a cast-in boss in the right place though.

    I suspect that you could use a shift top from a '70s T-18 which would have a backup light switch. This would have to be the over-and-up reverse T-18, and I would guess that you'd have to use the T-98 shift forks.

    Much easier just to put a switch on the dash. I'd add a reminder that would beep or blink while the light was on...
     
  17. Apr 13, 2011
    the last early cj5

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    Where can I get one of those for my CJ 1971?
     
  18. Apr 13, 2011
    nickmil

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    Which? The switch or a t-18 shifter top? A shifter top should be available used from r&p, partsmike, hermtheoverdriveguy,etc
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  19. Apr 14, 2011
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    the last early cj5

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    I meant the switch.
     
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