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Reverse Lamps on a Herald


Darren Groves
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With my soon to be fitted OD gearbox I would like to add a reverse lamp(s) to the Herald. Easy option would be to fit something like this on the rear valance:

 

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But I don't really like them.

 

Or I could track down one from a Vitesse:

 

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But they seem fairly scarce and sell for quite a bit of money.

 

Anyone out there done something a bit more imaginative? If so could you post a pic?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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For the moment I have fitted 2 flexible LED strips on the rear lenses on the central chrome strip, bought from Ebay for £1.99 including shipping.

 

I have no idea if they will give out sufficient light, but for that price and as they just stick on can be taken off in minutes, there's no harm done.

 

If you're not looking for them, then you really don't notice they are there.

 

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Hi, sorry to but in :)

 

I'm thinking of fitting reversing lamps too, but I'm not sure about switching. I have a 1968 Herald 16/30. Is it possible to simply fit a reversing light switch to the gear box? I read somewhere the thread may already be there and it's just a case of removing a plug and screwing in the switch, but I'm not sure that sounds right?

 

Thanks

Simon

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Here, s hoping you have a 13/60 ?.

 

early gearbox needed a extention to the remote with a cam and top mounted bracket

 

 

later like the 13.60 may have as you describe a blanking plug under the remote housing

its tunnel off to have a look see,

if no plug then you need parts and bracket like shown on eg GT6 with overdrive

 

of a seperate dash switch with a bright warning lamp, or buzzer

 

pete

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Hi,

 

I have a gearbox that I bought from eBay, that the seller said came from a Herald 13/60. It has a mechanical switch, fitted to the top of the gearbox housing, operated by the remote, which I assume is for a reversing light,

 

I don't want the switch so am happy to sell to anyone who wants it.

 

I can post a photo if anyone is interested.

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Hi,

 

I have a gearbox that I bought from eBay, that the seller said came from a Herald 13/60. It has a mechanical switch, fitted to the top of the gearbox housing, operated by the remote, which I assume is for a reversing light,

 

I don't want the switch so am happy to sell to anyone who wants it.

 

I can post a photo if anyone is interested.

 

Oh! Pretty please! I'd be interested in the switch.

How much do you want and how would I pay you? I can do PayPal if any good?

Any chance of a pic? :)

 

Thanks!

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Oh! Pretty please! I'd be interested in the switch.

How much do you want and how would I pay you? I can do PayPal if any good?

Any chance of a pic? :)

 

Thanks!

 

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I'm sorry the close-up of the switch is rather blurred.

 

I will try to take a better photo at the weekend.

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Here is a better picture of the switch still on the 'box.

 

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I tested it with a battery and spare light unit and it works!

 

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Once I had cleaned it up I was able to remove the operating "arm" from the remote rod, it was held in by a pin. Not sure if the rod normally has a hole in the end? Had to take the remote off to be able to drift the pin out. 

 

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All removed and cleaned up a bit. The bracket and operating arm look home-made.
The actual switch is a Lucas part. It has the number SS10 1 on it.

 

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