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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 14, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Location of back up light switch on 67' Chevelle

Hi All.
I have a 67' a Chevelle Convertible automatic with center console shifter.
Back up lights inop. No power at back up light sockets. I am trying to locate back up light switch. I removed the 2 halves on the center console it inspect shifter assembly and no switch inside. Has the original 2 speed power glide trans. I took a look underneath and also did not see any switch or wires going to trans.
Any ideas on location of back up switch?
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 14, 11:38 PM
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Re: Location of back up light switch on 67' Chevelle

Base of steering column?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 14, 11:56 PM
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Re: Location of back up light switch on 67' Chevelle

It's going to be on the floor shifter inside the console. There's a set of tips that make when it's in the reverse position. The console wiring should have a 12v hot in it plus a wire to the reverse lights.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 14, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Location of back up light switch on 67' Chevelle

I just dove into this a bit further. Removed center console completely and found a flat 2 pin wire connector with a green and pink wire. Both ground with key off. Key hot and pink goes hot. Connected both wires together and turned key hot. What do you know, reverse lights come on. But no switch on console assembly. I do see on console bracket in blue marking pen "67' Chevelle". I'm thinking shifter assembly was traded out in its life time and junk yard assembly installed. I owned this car for 6 years and never checked the back up lights till now. I had the trans rebuilt about 5 years ago and I guess the trans tech did not think of looking at the back up lights either. Buy at $57.00 switch and I'm back in business.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 14, 9:22 PM
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Re: Location of back up light switch on 67' Chevelle

I wonder how the car has been starting?/how the previous owner connected the starter circuit?

The neutral safety switch (that would be located in the console), not only controls the back- up lights, but also ensures the engine will only start in park or neutral by interrupting the start circuit after it leaves the key switch and before it leaves to the starter--via purple 12ga wires.

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