Removing reverse light switch

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Removing reverse light switch

Post by capri3fan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:10 pm

I have the gearbox with the reversing light switch on the bottom - would that be the Type 5 box?

My dumb question is... does the oil come out if I unscrew the reverse light switch?

And do I need to remove the interlock bolt and mechanism on the side first?

Many thanks.

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Re: Removing reverse light switch

Post by Caprigear » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 pm

Just unscrew it. Your main problem will be finding the correct replacement switch, they're unique to that gearbox, no other Capri one will fit.
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Re: Removing reverse light switch

Post by Mr B » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 am

Hi mate,

These reversing light switches do come up quite often on eBay but genuine Ford switches command quite a high price these days, if not I think Tickover sell brand new reproduction switches.

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Re: Removing reverse light switch

Post by capri3fan » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:15 am

Many thanks for the advice.

Good to know simple job, if I get the correct switch!

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