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I just fixed the shift indicator light(the one that tells you which
gear your in) on my '68.When I turn on my lights it doesn't work,but its on when the key is on the Acc pos. or the on pos.
is this the correct way for this light to work?



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It should come on when the dash lights are on. IIRC they're connected to the same circuit.

I had strange problems like yours and it turned out that my dash wasn't properly grounded which affected the dash lights, which in turn affected the shift indicator light.

I would make sure everything's grounded properly.

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Sorry to intrude but since you have just had that apart, do you know what bulb it used and how the bulb assembly attaches to the shifter? Mine is just loose in the housing because I can't figure out how it mates back up. '

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Bulb is # 1893, the light is in a small metal holder that should fit in the plastic part that has thr PRNDL jewels. There should be two small tabs that it slides on.

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Unless you have to re-wire your Mustang, haha! I didn't have the fortune of having the assembly there... Shoot, the slider wasn't even there on the jewel assembly.
 

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What you'll need to do is see what the shift light is wired into.

I, myself, re-wired my shifter console into a circuit that resided within the heater assembly to the left of the speedometer.

I would take a "hot light" and go through other circuits until you find one that stays on with parking/headlamps and turns off when they turn off.
 

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Your shift indicator is working correctly. In '69 they changed it to work only when the lights come on. Prior to that the shift indicator light is always on when the key is on.

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