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backup light switch adjustment

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dammit32, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    When I put my K5 in reverse I have to hold the auto column shifter up to get the reverse lights on. Is there an adjustment on the column or linkage or on the tranny for this?

    Its just hard to turn the wheel and hold the shifter up lol /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  2. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    My truck does the same thing, so I'd be interested to know also.
    My solution so far...bought a pair of 55 watt driving lights, mounted them out back, and have them wired to a switch. It's like daylight back there when turned on. (Great for plowing - seeing as how I've got that factory limo tint)
     
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    Yes there is an adjustment, it's a module on the bottom of the steering column in the back. It's the same for the starter lock out too so make sure that you adjust it in a way you get the reverse light to work and the starter to engage both in neutral and park. It should be off by a hair since you can get the light to work at the edge of the reverse zone.
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Check your tranny mounts. If the tranny has shifted then it puts tenssion on the shift linkage. Bad cab mounts will do the same thing. I cured most of my problems when I replaced my cab mounts by adjusting the shift linkage at the tranny. Get it in Park. Chock the wheels. Loosen the adjuster nut on the shift linkage. Make sure the Tranny is centered in park. Make sure the shifter is centered in park. Tighten adjuster and see if that cures it AFTER you check for busted motor and tranny mounts.
     
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    thanks Grim
     

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