Backup Lights and Speedometer Put Up a Fight
Rock Auto to the rescue. However — before I installed the new switch I tested it to be sure it was closing properly. No problems, worked just as it should. So I installed it in the tranny. And I discovered that when I put the transmission in reverse, the tranny wasn’t activating the switch. That’s an internal transmission issue. Since the tranny is otherwise working beautifully, I decided to simply wire the reverse lights through a switch. Schematic told me that if I tapped into the red wire/blue stripe in the trunk and the blue wire/red stripe at the fuse box and connected all that with a new wire – I’d have backup lights. Put a little illuminated-when-closed switch right by the hood release handle to the left of the steering column.