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How to install back up light switch on manual transmission

I need to replace the backup light switch on my 1981 F100 Custom. This is a 6cylinder 4 speed. I need to know the procedure for removing the old switch and putting in the new switch. Is it as simple as unscrewing the old one and screwing in the new on?

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Yes it is. Unscrew it and screw the new one in and reconnect the plug.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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SOURCE: Removal of slave clutch master cylinder

The hydraulic cylinder is in the bell housing. When you separate the motor and tranny, you will see it as a unit with the throw-out bearing. Take the hydraulic line off before you start. You will have to bleed it when you are done.

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I do believe that is the Mitsubishi, I agree that the Library would be your best bet. the haynes manual I am looking at doesn't go into detail however. You may need to get a Bentley manual.

The clutch, now there's a good question. the real question is.... Do you want to pull it again after all this work... Ya didn't think so.. the parts rill run around 220 for pressure plate, and disc. Replace the slave cylinder also as they love to fail..

I can add this hint. If you are on the ground doing this, to replace the tranny use two tie down straps across the frame and under the tranny lift with a jack but support with the straps. this makes lining it up a breeze and if a 4WD you can even attach the transfer case and rear mount.. made it super easy for me... I did it by myself in under an hour..but I was stupid first I replace the slave cylinder then a year later the pressure plate. I then replaced the slave cylinder a second time... Hey 40 bucks was cheap...

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the brake light switch is on the top part of the pedal unplug electrial connection remove clip that holds switch on pin remove switch and reassemble

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c-6 trans! I have owned many ford trucks and the c-6 was needed.

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Neutral safety switch

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1971 ford f100 pickup neutral safety switch wiring color code


Ford Neutral Safety Switch; Ford Reverse Light Switch; Backup Light Switch.

The Neutral Safety Switch wires in my 1971 Ford F100 are orange with a blue stripe.
The Reverse, or Backup Light Switch wires are black with a red stripe.

There are two sets of two wires across this combined neutral safety and backup light switch, for a total of 4 wires. Photos are at the end of this post.

The switch for the 1971 Ford F100 pickup truck is the same as in many other years and models. For details, including parts numbers, see the following quote from an expert at Ford Truck Enthusiasts:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/287185-back-up-light-and-neutral-safety-switch-2.html#post5601846

The neutral switch also controls the backup lights, and is the same 1967/77.

C7TZ-7A247-A .. Neutral/Backup Switch (Motorcraft SW-600)

There is no separate backup light switch..except on 1967/68 F350's.

Neutral switch location 1967/77:

The plastic half moon shaped neutral safety switch mounts on the outside lower portion of the steering column (NOT on the transmission!).

It's activated by an inverted Y shaped lever that snaps on the shift tube

D0TZ-7B097-B .. Lever, Neutral Switch Actuator = From FTE sponsor DIRECT FORD PARTS: Ford suggested retail price: $18.72 / FTE member net: $13.23.

The switch is also still available from Ford, but the website is down so I can't post the list & net prices. .

1978 is the FIRST year the F100/350's have the neutral switch mounted on the transmission. __________________

Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.

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Driver side of the neutral / reverse switch showing the travel slot for the switch arm, the return tensioning spring, and the arm.

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The front, steering wheel side of the neutral / reverse switch after removal from the steering column. The switch's two functions are actuated when the lever in the column moves the switch lever shown here to different positions as gears are selected.

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The neutral switch is installed on the steering column near the firewall, with 5/8" bolts into the steering column (visible hole) and down column from a rectangular opening in the column housing. The actuating lever for the switch is attached to the gear shift shaft inside the housing; the lever is visibly protruding from the opening in this image.

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Back of neutral / reverse switch, showing the wiring attachments. Black with red stripe is the backup light wiring, Orange with blue stripe is the neutral safety switch, it prevents starting in gears other than neutral & park.

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The 300 CID = 4.9L In-Line (Straight) 6-Cylinder.
In order to best answer your question I have included both the 1981 F100 4.9L and 1987 F150 4.9L below. The only difference is with the Distributor Cap Configuration and Connections.

For the 1981 F100 300cid=4.9L:
Firing order:
1-5-3-6-2-4
Cylinders:
(back)
...6
...5
...4
...3
...2
...1
(front)
Distributor:
...(back)
.........4..[.]-clip
2
...................1
6
................5
[.]....3

For the 1987 F150 300cid=4.9L:
Firing Order:
1-5-3-6-2-4
Cylinders:
(back)
..6
..5
..4
..3
..2
..1
(front)
Distributor:
.......(back)
.................4
.....2
[.]
.......................1
..6
.........................[.]-clip
....................5
.......3
.........(front)

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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