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In the 33 years I have owned my car, it has never had a functioning backup light system because one of the previous owners took out the original THM 350 and install a 1979 T10 four speed and eliminated the backdrive linkage to trigger the switch. The rest of the system was intact and functioning, so this winter during my annual maintenance and upgrade blitz, I decided to get the system working again. Like most people, I was just going to buy the Hurst switch and make a better bracket than the crappy one they sell, but I was dubious of how well that switch was sealed against the weather, and very unimpressed with the price, so I started looking around for a better option. What I found was Cole Hersee part number 91105, which according to the catalog was originally supplied as an AMC part. Not only is it fully sealed against the weather, I was able to get it from my local electric shop for less than half the price of the Hurst unit.