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WCA
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posted 10-03-2000 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a question especially for those who think they really know their Mustangs. I need to know how the little light that indicates transmission position is mounted to the under side of the console. Mine is missing, I got the little light from a salvage yard and I know it connects to the shift lever with a U shaped piece. Problem is, what does the light slide on? Really could use some help here.

I've asked lots of folks in various places. Either they don't remember, never looked at it, theirs is gone, too... well, you get the picture!

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I65Stang
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posted 10-03-2000 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can tell you how they are mounted on '65s without a console and I am sure it is the same way with a console as its a neat idea. If you look at the left hand side of the shifter lever under the bezel you will see a square/rectangular cut out in a piece of flat metal thats vertical. The clip goes around the lil light and then you squeeze the two ends in a lil and it'll go right into that rectangular cutout (the ends of the U shape clip go through the cutout). The light moves along with the shifter handle. Lol, I think I may have confused more than helped :>).

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65coupei6
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posted 10-03-2000 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, It's the same with a console.

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-03-2000 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
right on!

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WCA
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posted 10-04-2000 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, I'm having a little trouble followiing the description, though. The little square piece of metal is attached to the shift lever, or the bezel? Where does the U shaped connector fit in? I know it is hard to describe, but keep in mind I have only the lever and the bottom of the console to look at. By the way, the lever has a tab near the base with a hole in it that one end of the connector goes into. I think this is different than a non-console.

Hmmm, Also wondering... something else must be different between consoles and not, since the light on a console is several inches in front of the lever while the other selector is right next to the lever?

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larrym
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posted 10-04-2000 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for larrym   Click Here to Email larrym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the 67-68 console the shift level is in front of the indicator light. On the underside of the console where the PRND12 indicator is there are two metal (or plastic?) grooves that the metal indicator light holder slides on. A plastic U-shaped rod about 3 inches in length connects the shifter to the sliding indicator light holder. It's alot of fun to tear it all apart and put it back togther just to change one tiny little indicator light.

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65coupei6
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posted 10-04-2000 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The light is hooked onto the lever not the bezel. It is the same with or without console. It is hard for me to explain since I don't want to remove my console to look.

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66351stang
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posted 10-04-2000 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HOLD THE LIGHT ASSEMBLY IN YOUR HAND,SEE THE
2 TAB'S ON THE OPOSITE SIDE,NOW LOOK AT THE SHIFTER LEFT SIDE NEAR THE BASE,YOU WILL SEE
A SQUARE CUT OUT OF THE SHIFTER.THE TAB'S ON THE LIGHT SQUEEZE THEM TOGETHER AND INSET IT INTO THE SQUARE CUT OUT AT THE BASE OF THE SHIFTER IT CLIPS IN..

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WCA
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posted 10-10-2000 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WCA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all your input. I think there is supposed to be a little channel that I'm apparently missing. I guess I'll put it back together without the light. The whole mess will have to wait until someone starts reproducing the part. This must be something that gets broken or lost the first time someone takes the console out because they all seem to be missing!

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