Where does the reverse light harness plug into an a833

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    Sirsmiley9 Well-Known Member

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    I cannot seem to find where the prongs actually plug into the transmission, because when I got this I discovered they were just unplugged and I’d rather plug them in while I’m down here
     
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    I looked up on a search engine for a A833 trans cutaway image and found it is behind the bolted cover by the tail housing on the main body.
    There should be a threaded connector for the plug in
     
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    Lower drivers side of the trans just behind the side cover. If it’s all crusty you may have to clean a bit to find the male prongs for the plug. Swingn’
     
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      Right here?

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      Im not the best at this but the lower nut is the reverse detent and the upper is where the reverse switch should be. I wouldn't remove the lower unit.
      Looks like the switch is missing.
      I'm going off the cutaway picture and info on the page.
       
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      Yep, that is where the switch threads in. Hopefully that plug they used is the proper thread. Switches were the same for a long time and available at most (Decent) auto parts stores.you will lose the oil so be ready and quick or drain the trans first.Swingn’
       
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      • Sirsmiley9

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        Ahh I’ll see if I can find one near me tomorrow it’s got no oil in it now but I might just pass on it then cause I’ve got more important jobs to do rn. Thank you though I definitely wouldn’t have found it
         
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        • jonn6464

          jonn6464 1970 Duster

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            what’s that piece coming from the cover bolt going to the switch? Assuming a ground?
             
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            Those are "bendy tabs" that hold the wiring harness, it doesn't actually go to the switch itself.
             
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              Is that an aluminum case? Where did you get this gearbox? Was it used in a GM application?

              This is one rendition of a GM/ A833 OD application. These came with Mopar input/ bolt pattern, and used a bellhousing adapter, they came with Mopar bolt pattern and short GM input shaft, and they came as here, with a GM bolt pattern and input shaft. They WERE ALSO put into a few Chev 1/2T 4x4's with a married transfer case!!! The point is some of these DID NOT use a Mopar style reverse switch

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            • jonn6464

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              Northern Grit is correct. That's kind of an optical illusion. That piece does not contact the switch at all. It bends into a loop to hold the wiring in place. In the pic it has been bent open.
               
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                Hurst makes a switch that attaches to the back of the shifter..
                 
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