Re: reverse light switch location
It should be on the right rear lower side of the tranny with 2 wires running from it. I believe it has a rubber boot on it as well. To the best of my recollection, besides the speed sensor, which is in a completely different part of the tranny, there are no other sensors running from a manual trans. The starter is not part of the trans.
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