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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2001, 03:37 PM
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Ford T18...reverse light switch

Im swapping a Ford T18 into my 85CJ7 and need the male connector to the plug in the transmission that signals thats its in reverse.

The plug in the transmission is there.... I just need the male section to splice into my Jeeps wiring.


Any ideas where to get this plug? Ford dealer told me Im on my own.

Im sure I can get one at a salvage yard but wanted to check with others first.

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Re: Ford T18...reverse light switch

I don't know if this will work for you but when I swapped a T14 for a T18 the only difference between the two switches was the plug part. I pulled the switch from the T14 and installed it in the T18. Worked like a charm and the wire plugged in without any different connectors.

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Re: Ford T18...reverse light switch

Here is another option. Forget the reverse light plug thing. All that is required by law is a white light come on in reverse, doesn't have to be in the taillight assembly. You probably need more light when backing up anyway, so just wire some lights for the rear of the vehicle. When you get ready to put it in reverse, just remember to flip the switch. I ran into the same problem when I went with my NV4500. The tranny that I bought didn't have the male end of the switch. Dodge(the only place to get it, it is Mopar part) wanted a mint for the whole switch assembly and wouldn't just sale the male end. No one will part with the male end(tried many parts houses and salvage yards).




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Re: Ford T18...reverse light switch

i may have an extra one, ill check and get back with you.

i pulled the one from my t18 donor, and ive still got my old one if they are the same then i have a spare



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Re: Ford T18...reverse light switch

When we swapped in a t18 we had the same problem. Never could find one at our local salvage yard. You could just put a switch in the dash but , especially for street driving, it is nice to have the come on and go off with the movement of the shifter. Finally my son soldered some bullet connectors to the wires and modified then to snap on the female fitting on the tranny.

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Re: Ford T18...reverse light switch

I agree with YJason, simply wire up some rubber encased flood lamp tractor lights under the frame somewhere and run it off a toggle switch and relay. I plan to when I finally get my LED's and my SM420 in my Scrambler.

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Re: Ford T18...reverse light switch

you could just solder the wires to the switch like was already mentioned and have it open/close the circuit for whatever lights you run in Reverse, Id think the toggle switch would be a pain.

Just use heatshrink and wire loom and itll last forever.



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