Back up light switch vs. column shifter

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  1. gdizzle

    gdizzle Well-Known Member

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    On my 66 dart, 904. The column shifter is a little too loose and is affecting the back up lamp switch. I have to giggle the column shifter up towards P in order for the switch to flick on the lights. This is due to the amount of freeplay between the shifter and the tranny linkages.
    What is the process of firming up the linkages?
    I have tried adjusting the back up switch but it is maxed out.
    Help?
    There seems to be a very tiny window of opportunity for the switch to kick on the lights.
     
  2. RedFish

    RedFish FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    The switch for reverse lamps is mounted on top of the column tube ( very low and hard to see ). 2 purple wires attached. It has 2 screws through slotted holes so it is a tad adjustable. The thing is... the finger that comes out of the tube to actuate this switch is plastic. If it aint already broken, it can be broken very easily. I wont go into why it needed to be plastic in the first place.
    Shifter linkage... I would look at replacing any well worn bushings in the shifter linkage before adjusting the linkage. None of that will affect the reverse lamp switch adjustment/operation anyway.
     
  3. Oaktree

    Oaktree Long time Mopar guy

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    What do you recommend as a replacement for that pin? The one in my Dart is missing. The hole seems to be a little smaller that 1/4".
     
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    RedFish FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Same plastic stem. Replacements are available. I've seen them linked in previous threads here but I didn't save the info.
     
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