T56 reverse lockout wiring

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  1. 973800CamaroRs

    973800CamaroRs Veteran Member

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    I see a lot of people who are wiring the reverse lockout to the brake light switch. I have the two wire connector in the trans now but how do i wire it to the brake switch ?

    Does anyone have a diagram even if it is crude ?

    Any other options ?
     
  2. black_aerocoupe

    black_aerocoupe Veteran Member

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    either polarity, 5 or 12v will work
    switched on below 5mph like the OEM tune is ideal.
    On a switch works too.
     
  3. 973800CamaroRs

    973800CamaroRs Veteran Member

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    So do i run the power wire from the brake light switch bridge it to the lockout then just ground both of them ? Does it mater which wire i connect to ?
     
  4. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    i originally used b/l circuit. I have since added a momentary switch under the dash.
     
  5. 973800CamaroRs

    973800CamaroRs Veteran Member

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    I think I would rather hook it to the brake light, How did you have it wired Bonzo ?
     
  6. dale68z

    dale68z Veteran Member

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    Ground 1 wire from the lock out solenoid.
    The other wire will be connected to the wire that is switched at the brake light switch. This wire will have power when the brake lights are on, no power when the lights are off.
     
  7. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    i have a tendency to downshift from 6 to 5 approaching exits, so the BLS wasn't the best option. plus the RLO solenoid is kind of expensive to replace so i decided it was being over worked on the brake pedal.

    i just used relay.
     
  8. 973800CamaroRs

    973800CamaroRs Veteran Member

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    Is it bad to just force it in ? can it hurt the lockout ?
     
  9. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How about using a N2O switch on the shifter? Press the momentary switch to activate, otherwise it would have the tension on it to help prevent accidental mis-shifting into reverse.
     
  10. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    i don't think it is bad as much as it is annoying. it's easy to wire with a momentary button.

    I got a black momentary/normally open button at radio shack. You could just make it the ground side of the relay trigger circuit
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    you can't see it.
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013

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