[V8] back-up light switch

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Wed Apr 29 14:41:04 PDT 2009

Does it ever end?

Why use one switch when 2 is twice as good? I looked into the Family Album
to see where the switch is on the '91 5-speed.

Family Album: MG: 9, SG: 19, Illustration: 159-25

Item 10, Part No. 084 941 521, Name: switch for back-up light
Item (10), same part number, Name: switch for gearshift indicator

When you click on either item, it highlights *both* number 10s in the
illustration. One is installed vertically on top near the bell housing.
The other is installed horizontally off the tail of the transmission.

So I switched to the model 200, which might have been the donor for
the transmission. But my search on '89, '90, and '91 came up empty
when searching "switch", "back-up", and "reverse". However, switching
the Model/Year/etc. to A20:1990:9:19:159-50, also shows 2 back-up light
switches, also arranged as above, also with the same part number (but
identified is item 6).

Does anyone know which switch is which?

And while I'm under there, does anyone have a suggestion as to where
I could pick up 12V (switched, preferably) to feed the switch?


Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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