Reverse Light Switch
Page created by T Sept 25th 2009:
- 1 Reverse Light Switch:
- 1.1 Reverse Light:
- 1.2 Wiring:
- 1.3 HK, HT, HG, HQ, HJ, HX, LC, LJ, LH, LX, VB, VC, VH, VK, WB Reverse Light Switches:
- 1.4 VB, WB and Later Reverse Lights:
- 1.5 Trimatic and Powerglide Neutral Safety Switches:
- 1.6 Links:
- 1.7 Terms:
Reverse Light Switch:
Early Holdens had no Reverse Switch as standard. A Reverse Switch was an option for EK - HR. The Blinker Assembly provided Reverse Light support by integrating the Reverse lighting through the Blinker Light and Blinker Switch.
To indicate that a car is reversing and to illuminate the area behind the car, reverse lights are fitted. Originally these were activated by a driver operated switch but later this switch was operated by the gear lever to bring the lights on automatically when reverse gear was engaged.
In Automatics, the Reverse Light Switch is built into the Neutral Safety Switch.The light green and dark green Wires for the Reverse lights are connected to the right hand 2 Contacts.The dark green Wire comes from the Fuse Panel and the light green Wire goes to the Blinker Switch.The wire colours are the same for Manuals.
HK, HT, HG, HQ, HJ, HX, LC, LJ, LH, LX, VB, VC, VH, VK, WB Reverse Light Switches:
The EK - HR Reverse Switch is mounted on the end of the Steering Column near the Selector Levers under the Bonnet.
Column Shift Manual Gearbox Reverse Switch:
On Column Shift models the Reverse Switch is mounted above the Steering Column at the Firewall inside the Car.
Column Shift Automatic Gearbox Reverse Switch:
On Column Shift models the Reverse Switch is inside the Neutral Safety Switch. The Neutral Safety Switch is mounted on the top of the Steering Column at the Firewall.
T-Bar Automatic Gearbox Reverse Switches:
On T-Bar Automatic Gearbox models the Reverse Switch is inside the Neutral Safety Switch. The Neutral Safety Switch is mounted under the centre Console and bolted to the T-Bar.
3 and 4 Speed Floor Shift Manual Gearboxes:
On 3 and 4 Speed Floor Shift Manual Gearbox models the Reverse Switch is bolted to the Gearbox and activated by movement of the Selector Levers.
VB, WB and Later Reverse Lights:From VB and WB onwards Holden Cars had separate white Reverse Lights. Previously the Reverse Lighting was provided by the rear Blinker Lights.