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Reverse lights and other questionable necessities
In a forehead-smacking moment of epiphany this weekend while removing the T150 from my CJ, I realized the T98 intended to swap into it has no reverse light switch. I'm contemplating the necessity, difficulty, and/or wisdom of rigging some such setup to the T98's cover, and weighing this against the potential joy of just turning around and yelling "HEY YOU!!! I'M BACKING UP!!!!" whenever doing so in a parking lot. I figure if I can somehow hork out the T150's switch, a threaded hole or somesuch may be all that is necessary to make it work. Perhaps a spring-loaded, threaded hole that would be tripped by the reverse lever whenever it moves backwards in the case. Or maybe just a rocker switch on the dash which I will never, ever remember to turn on (or turn off if I do turn it on).
Of course, the rocker switch gives other possibilities, such as easily mounting an auxiliary light out back to make night-time "oh crap, I can't go any farther here and can't turn around" events less stressful, and for giving tailgating, high-beam flashing motorists a clue that their behavior is not appreciated.
So what are other soutions folks have had to putting reverse lights where no facilities to do so were present?
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