Anyone ever had to use a lower profile reverse light switch

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Anyone ever had to use a lower profile reverse light switch

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Post by draker » Wed May 06, 2015 2:49 pm

I'm running into some clearance issues with the reverse light switch on 69 510 with a dogleg 5 speed. I have the T3 crossmember (VG30 clone) with the Z mount and the switch hits the tunnel. The neutral switch location clears just fine. I believe this is the 63A. I'll post pictures tonight if I have time.
 
I'm looking for some low profile reverse switches.
 
This one certainly looks promising..
 
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Anyone ran into this with the T3 crossmember and a dogleg?

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Re: Anyone ever had to use a lower profile reverse light swi

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Post by Laecaon » Wed May 06, 2015 4:35 pm

Yea, I had issues, the tunnel broke the terminals off the switch.

Seems like a good idea...

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Re: Anyone ever had to use a lower profile reverse light swi

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Post by draker » Thu May 07, 2015 8:09 am

Laecaon » Wed May 06, 2015 5:35 pm wrote:Yea, I had issues, the tunnel broke the terminals off the switch.

Seems like a good idea...
Thanks, I ordered it. We'll see what happens.

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Re: Anyone ever had to use a lower profile reverse light swi

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Post by draker » Sun May 24, 2015 10:33 pm

At this point, it does not work. I haven't given up on it quite yet though. Still more work to be done!

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Re: Anyone ever had to use a lower profile reverse light swi

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Post by draker » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:54 am

Switch did not work due to the plastic plunger being about 1/8 inch to short. There may be other workable options out there.. but this didnt work. Modifying the switch resulted in failed switch.

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