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Hey guys and gals, I am working on the 72 Mach 1 351 CJ 4 speed. I have an electrical connection on the shifter lever side of the toploader and I broke it off today!  First off, what is it for and can they be found or is there a replacement? It was a stupid mistake on my part. Any help and/or education would be appreciated! Thanks!
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(03-11-2017, 02:16 PM)mark01 Wrote: Hey guys and gals, I am working on the 72 Mach 1 351 CJ 4 speed. I have an electrical connection on the shifter lever side of the toploader and I broke it off today!  First off, what is it for and can they be found or is there a replacement? It was a stupid mistake on my part. Any help and/or education would be appreciated! Thanks!

The only electrical connection on my 71 toploader is for the back-up switch and yes they can be bought. Try NPD.
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Since your car is a 72 and the switch is not on your shifter, there is one other electrical switch that was used.  72's (built after 12/1/71) and 73 Mustangs and Torino's with the 4sp manual transmissions had a seat belt warning sensor switch that screwed into the left front part of the transmission case. This switch was also used on 3sp Torino, Mustang, Maverick, and 73-75 Broncos. The 74/ carlines used a different switch. The switch basically did the same thing as the automatic cars did when you put the car in gear without the seat belts fastened. If you can read the ID on the old switch it should read D2AR-7E449-BA (P/N D2OZ-7E449-A). I have a feeling a lot of these were left disconnected if the trans was ever pulled for any reason along with various other buzzers and lights. Got to remember this was the 70's and the Government was busy protecting us from ourselves! There was a plug Ford released for the transmission case when it was used to service a car built before 12/1/71 that did not use the switch.
Unfortunately all has long since been discontinued.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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(03-11-2017, 03:37 PM)secluff Wrote: Since your car is a 72 and the switch is not on your shifter, there is one other electrical switch that was used.  72's (built after 12/1/71) and 73 Mustangs and Torino's with the 4sp manual transmissions had a seat belt warning sensor switch that screwed into the left front part of the transmission case. This switch was also used on 3sp Torino, Mustang, Maverick, and 73-75 Broncos. The 74/ carlines used a different switch. The switch basically did the same thing as the automatic cars did when you put the car in gear without the seat belts fastened. If you can read the ID on the old switch it should read D2AR-7E449-BA (P/N D2OZ-7E449-A). I have a feeling a lot of these were left disconnected if the trans was ever pulled for any reason along with various other buzzers and lights. Got to remember this was the 70's and the Government was busy protecting us from ourselves! There was a plug Ford released for the transmission case when it was used to service a car built before 12/1/71 that did not use the switch.
Unfortunately all has long since been discontinued.

Okay, now I see what he's talking about. There was not the picture there when I threw in my 2 cents worth.
My 72 either had it disconnected or it was never there, likely never there. I certainly did not see this switch when I took the trans out a few times.
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Thanks for the info. This car was all original and the wires were not connected. 

Sounds like the original owner didn't like the Government Buzzer either!!

Thanks all!
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