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I have an early 65 Mustang 289 auto and I want to get the backup lights working.

There are backup lights in the rear valence, but I'm not sure if they are original, they are not wired up.

I just put in a new neutral safety switch and I have the proper connections made up front. Here's the issue, there are only two wire leads on each side for the rear lights. Does this mean my wiring harness did not include backup lights?

I read some where on another board that all the harnesses included the back up light wiring, but the lights were not always installed.

What's up, Help.

 

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Thanks, there is only two wires each side and they are both in the brake lights.

The question is why would I have a plug for all four wires (2 plugs) for the the reverse safety switch?

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Early 65 cars back up lights were an option. The harness did NOT have the connections in them for the lights. Ran into this same deal on the last 65 i did.. that car got back up lights that didnt work haha...wouldnt happen to be a white 65 fastback would it?
 

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nope 65 coupe. Must have been the other guy. Where do you run the wiring if you want to get them working?

They look great now, but don't light up.
 

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Wire em through the reverse sensor switch in the shifter ( or in the neutral safety switch if its stock, I think it has a provision for backups - you may need a different switch) . If its in reverse, current should flow to the lights.
 
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