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Old July 21st, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Old July 21st, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Sam,

Your pictures show nothing that can help us with your issue. Also, do not use PDF format for posting images. I've only seen this done in one context and that was to try to hack into users PCs using exploits in Acrobat Reader.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 09:23 AM
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Those pictures cover it pretty well Sam. The centre seat box panel cover has been removed.
And this post is very comprehensive, I learnt from it.
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...2&postcount=11

I think the second pdf picture is just a bolt holding things together, the first picture is probably the reverse light switch but the angle is difficult. Remove the centre panel on the seat box for better access.

You probably have an LT77 box but it might well be an LT85 which I know nothing what so ever about but this might help
http://lrs3turbo.4800bps.com/docs/LT...arbox_info.pdf

If this page doesn't sort you out as to which you have...
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Old July 21st, 2014, 09:42 AM
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Sam,

Your pictures show nothing that can help us with your issue. Also, do not use PDF format for posting images. I've only seen this done in one context and that was to try to hack into users PCs using exploits in Acrobat Reader.
I apologize for the pictures and for the PDF format. I am re-attaching them in JPG and they can hopefully be of better value. I appreciate it.
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Sam look at post 25!
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Those pictures cover it pretty well Sam. The centre seat box panel cover has been removed.
And this post is very comprehensive, I learnt from it.
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...2&postcount=11

I think the second pdf picture is just a bolt holding things together, the first picture is probably the reverse light switch but the angle is difficult. Remove the centre panel on the seat box for better access.

You probably have an LT77 box but it might well be an LT85 which I know nothing what so ever about but this might help
http://lrs3turbo.4800bps.com/docs/LT...arbox_info.pdf

If this page doesn't sort you out as to which you have...

Mike: Thanks for the reply. I had looked at those 2 posts prior to me asking the question, but unfortunately, I still couldn't find the switch. The picture showing what I thought to be the "newer bolt" was taken with the center panel removed.

Based on the identification PDF you attached, I now believe I have the Santa LT85 20C gear box, and not the LT77 as I had originally thought. The transmission casting is Aluminum and appears to be 1 piece (not split) with a smooth housing.

Now, where the heck is that switch?
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I think it will be the bolt with the wires coming out of it in your photo.
Remove the wires unscrew it and see what you can see, test the switch if it has a plunger like in my earlier posts by re-connecting the wires and pushing the plunger. Do appropriate circuit testing if nothing happens.

After a quick google search the reverse switch is the only electrical connection on the gearbox and is located just rearward of the bellhousing so I think you've located it in your first photo.

If you take the transmission cover off things will a) become visible & b) much easier to work on.

Why are you needing to locate the reversing switch? If it's not broken don't fix it!

It looks like this
http://www.paddockspares.com/rtc4512...h-lt85-v8.html
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I think it will be the bolt with the wires coming out of it in your photo.
Remove the wires unscrew it and see what you can see, test the switch if it has a plunger like in my earlier posts by re-connecting the wires and pushing the plunger. Do appropriate circuit testing if nothing happens.

After a quick google search the reverse switch is the only electrical connection on the gearbox and is located just rearward of the bellhousing so I think you've located it in your first photo.

If you take the transmission cover off things will a) become visible & b) much easier to work on.

Why are you needing to locate the reversing switch? If it's not broken don't fix it!

It looks like this
http://www.paddockspares.com/rtc4512...h-lt85-v8.html
I replaced all the lamp housings on my rig (running lights, turn signals), and substituted the red fog lamp lenses with clear/white ones so I can use them as backup lights. I reconnected everything back according to the wiring diagram and connected what was the the fog lamps to the backup wires, but unfortunately, they are no go. My next step was to find out if there is a backup switch installed, and if in fact the wires are connected to it.

In addition to that, I am now having issues with the rear left side of the rig: Nothing is working there! But that's a story for another day!
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Thank God for this thread!!!

I've had EXACTLY the same issue as the OP with my 88 110 Double Cab pickup without knowing it. Initially checked the switch (in situ) and found it knackered...Easy fix...Sheared it off trying to get it out, had to use a stud extractor..... Wired up replacement all working when connected up...Put her in reverse and started to screw in switch to get correct depth..... nothing even when fully home.... Bugger... Got over enthusiastic and sheared it off... DOUBLE bugger...Two days with same stud extractor and mirrors and all manner or rubbish trying to get her out then finally trying to get view in the hole to see if something had sheared off inside or was preventing the switch seating properly... eventually put a blanking plug in and chalked it up as a bad job.

Got bored today and spent some time Googling to try and identify my gearbox (the van has 200 TDi not the original unit) and found this thread!!!

5 mins outside under her (she was jacked up about 6' by the previous owner so easy job) and have an R380 box and an LT77 top shifter!! 5 mins after that new switch ordered and I'm in 'smug as f*&k' mode drinking tea.

Many thanks gents. I shall be visiting here a lot in the future!!

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What switch!? What switch!?!?

I have an LT77 shifter. The right switch is what I pulled out from the top passenger side of the transmission housing because the metal contacts snapped from the reverse light. There was a threaded adapter in the hole. With the adapter out, the R380 (middle) and LT77 (left in bag) are both too small. With the adapter in, the R380 is too big and the LT77 is too small. The threads on the switch I pulled are in between sizes of the LT77 and R380. What the what!?

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What exact gearbox do you have? Probably easiest to post the serial number.
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What exact gearbox do you have? Probably easiest to post the serial number.


I'm not under my truck at the moment to look for a serial number, but I took this picture while I was trying to figure it all out, if that helps. Notice the threaded adapter.

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wtf is that

thats not where the reverse switch goes on an lt77.

that looks like where a spring loaded ball detent should be.
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wtf is that

thats not where the reverse switch goes on an lt77.

that looks like where a spring loaded ball detent should be.
Well, this is starting to make more sense then. No wonder the reverse light never worked before. The ol' put-a-switch-in-the-wrong-hole deal. The wires from the light were attached to that switch that came out of this port. But I see from this pic I found on the internet that the switch goes on the back? So is this side-port suppose to be covered like in this pic?
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Well, this is starting to make more sense then. No wonder the reverse light never worked before. The ol' put-a-switch-in-the-wrong-hole deal. The wires from the light were attached to that switch that came out of this port. But I see from this pic I found on the internet that the switch goes on the back? So is this side-port suppose to be covered like in this pic?
correct

important: that is not just a cover. its a ball detente with spring and nut cover.
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The switch goes were this one is circled?
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Sorry if this is getting off topic, but now I'm wanting to put this right. Looks like parts 17 and 19 are what I need to "plug" it up? There's already a ball in there when I look down.

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