1963 mercury monterey S-55

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  • #1270

    Anonymous

    Can anyone tell me where the  reverse switch it. My backup lights do not work, I replaced both bulbs. The fuse controls the turn signals and backup lights. The turn signals work so the fuse is good. The only thing I can think of is the reverse switch, but I can’t locate it. Please help me.

    #2522

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

    This is what the ownersmanual says

    http://www.mercurystuff.com/1963-monterey-specs.html

    <table border=”1″ cellpadding=”3″ bgcolor=”#ffffff”>

    <tbody>

    <tr>

    <td colspan=”4″>Back-Up Lamp

    </td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td>     Passenger Car

    </td>

    <td> 2

    </td>

    <td> 21 C.P.

    </td>

    <td> 1141

    </td>

    </tr>

    </tbody>

    </table>

    <table border=”1″ cellpadding=”3″ bgcolor=”#ffffff”>

    <tbody>

    <tr>

    <td>Turn Indicator Lights/ Back-up Lamps

    </td>

    <td> SFE-14

    </td>

    <td> Fuse Block on Main Lighting Switch</td>

    </tr>

    </tbody>

    </table>

    #2523

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

    <div class=”post”>

    This is what the ownersmanual says

    http://www.mercurystuff.com/1963-monterey-specs.html

    Back-Up Lamp

         Passenger Car

    2-

    21 C.P. 1141

    Turn Indicator Lights/ Back-up Lamps 

    SFE-14

    Fuse Block on Main Lighting Switch

    </div>

    #2524

    Anonymous

    IS THERE A REVERSE BACKUP SWITCH THAT ACTIVATES THE BACKUP LAMPS.

    #2525

    Anonymous

    i HAVE A OWNERSHIP MANUAL, WHAT i NEED IS THE LOCATION OF THE BACKUP LIGHT SWITCH IF THERE IS ONE.

    #2526

    Anonymous

    My experience is limited to later 60’s and 70’s cars but I would think it wouldn’t be much different for your 63.  Usually they are attached to the shifter mechanism.  If you have an automatic column shift, you can find it attached to the top of the steering column, and it usually has a set screw that clamps it down.  On the ones I have worked with, the back up light switch is combined with the ‘neutral saftey’ switch.  I don’t know if that was mandated in 63 or not, but if it was and it was only an adjustment issue, you’d have to move the shifter away from the normal positiion to start the car. If you are experiencing this then you might be able to simply adust the switch.  

    If you have an automatic shifter on the floor, the switch should be

    attached to it,  you will probably have to remove the console or a plate

    to gain access to it.  

    I’ve never dealt with manual transmissions but my 65-72 parts book shows a switch for 65 mercs located near the shifter.   It looks like a plunger that you would push against when you move the lever over to reverse.   I am not sure where it is located if you have a column shifted manual transmission.  That linkage has always been somewhat mysterious to me.  I know it works, but I haven’t a clue how.

    Once you find the switch it should be a simple matter of jumping the contacts to verify the switch is bad.  If ‘neutral safety’ is part of the equation, you’ll have to figure out which wires are only for the backup light function vs. the starter function.

    I hope this helps!

    Paul

    #2527

    Anonymous

    THANKS FOR YOU HELP, NOW i HAVE AN AREA TO START. tHANKS

    #2529

    Anonymous

    The back up and nutral safety switch are together on the stewering column–if you need onn I would be happy to give it to you. I need a tuning knob for my radio in my S55. Call me Ed Johnson 541-549-9905

    #2531

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

    Doug Hamilton (member) emailed me and said

    jerry.the reverse switch i think is in the

    steering

    colum down near the bottom. doug hamilton

     

     

    #2533

    Anonymous

    Is the switch on the engine side or the cabin side. I don’t even know what it looks like.

    #2535

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

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    #2540

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster
    #2541

    Anonymous

    Jerry thanks for the wiring diagram, but I can’;t read it.

    #2542

    Anonymous

    KATHY & eED jOHNSON, I SURE COULD USE THAT SWITCH, BUT i DON’T HAVE ANY PARTS FROM THE 63 MERCURY. HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT FOR THAT SWITCH.

    THANKS FRED

    #2543

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

    Try calling Joel Ferris Mercuryland Artcher NE as he owns a ’63 and may have the knowlege on the fix + the part

     

    By the way double click on the wiring diagram and it will be enlarged to a size you can read!

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