T56 reverse lockout wiring

Discussion in 'Transmission & Driveline Topics' started by 973800CamaroRs, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Northern VA
    I didn't have mine hooked up for a few years. No harm done so far as I can tell. I've had my trans since '95.

    I just wired mine to a rocker switch right next to the stick. I would have preferred a momentary pushbutton right on the shift knob, but my Hurst knob doesn't lend itself to that.
  2. black_aerocoupe

    black_aerocoupe Veteran Member

    No. You're just compressing a spring.

    A momentary switch that stays "pressed" for several seconds would be best.
  3. XxWickedz28xX

    XxWickedz28xX Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 22, 2001
    Carmel, NY
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
  4. 973800CamaroRs

    973800CamaroRs Veteran Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Frederick Maryland
    Sweet guys ! I think I might see what it's like with our any switches then I may switch to a momentary button.

    Hopefully I get to test the car out tomorrow !!
  5. 79supergasdriver

    79supergasdriver A Scholar and a Gentleman

    Jun 22, 2005
    Wichita, KS, USA
    Resurrecting a long-dead thread, but gotta ask the obvious question: the solenoid is inactive (not powered) when reverse is locked out and only active (powered) to retract and allow the shifter to move into reverse position? The momentary contact button makes a lot of sense in that case; simply tap button and move shifter. Kinda wish I could mount the button on the backside of the steering wheel but will likely put it on the center console.
  6. CAMeeks

    CAMeeks Veteran Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Deer Park, TX
  7. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

    May 4, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    In the past I bought a shifter ball with a small button on the side. I think originally designed for nitrous, just wire it so when you push the button the solenoid is activated

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