For a considerable amount of time, I've been trying to solve a mystery.
Now, please help me!
On a ribcased gearbox, where is the reverse light switch supposed to be mounted and what is the correct part no?
I have tested two different switchmodels but have not been able to find out where they belong. I mean, my car (-73)has got reverse lights mounted so there has to be a way...
The switch is mounted in the gearchange remote control housing,
right at the very top, where the gear lever comes out. It screws
in from the front, and the 2 wires run forwards, and are held in
a clip on one of the mounting studs.
But only the Midget rib-case gearbox had the switch - the same
rib-case gearbox used on the Morris 1000 has a different remote
control housing catsing, with NO switch. The M 1000 had different
gear ratios, but from the outside this is the only way of tellng
I also had trouble trying to find it so in the end I attached a mickey mouse switch on the side of the radio console. Obviously, this is not 100% satisfactory but is better than nothing - at least I can warn people behind me that I intend to back-up. Oh yes, I also connected a loud buzzer to it to remind me to turn the switch off.