This is an image of a 1967 Camaro or Firebird Neutral Safety & Back Up Light Switch, Floor Shift, Powerglide

Which Neutral Safety Switch Do I Need For My 1967 Camaro or Firebird?

Which Switch?

We get calls on this neutral safety switch problem on the tech line every so often. So, we thought we’d write a blog post about it to help those trying to get the right switch.

In 1967, the Camaro and Firebird with an automatic transmission could only be purchased with a Power Glide or Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission (TH-400). Nope, no matter what your buddy says after a few beers… you couldn’t get a TH-350 in 1967 Camaro or Firebird.

The Real Problem…

The problem is not the difference in the transmissions. The problem truly started when GM (in all their infinite wisdom) decided to make the automatic shifters different between the cars with a Power Glide and the cars with a TH-400. The shifters were made differently and GM just had to make the switches mount differently too.

Here’s The Difference:

This image is of the Power Glide Neutral Safety Switch:

This is an image of a 1967 Camaro or Firebird Neutral Safety & Back Up Light Switch, Floor Shift, Powerglide
Powerglide Neutral Safety & Back Up Light Switch

The mounting points to attach the Power Glide neutral safety switch are both on the bottom of the switch. If your car originally had a Power Glide, your shifter will have the mounting tabs in this arrangement.

The next image is of the TH-400 Neutral Safety Switch:

This is an image of a 1967 Camaro or Firebird Neutral Safety & Back Up Light Switch, Floor Shift, TH-400
TH-400 Neutral Safety & Back Up Light Switch

The mounting points to attach the TH-400 neutral safety switch are in different locations. One mounting tab is on the bottom and the other is on the top of the switch. If your car originally had a TH-400, your shifter will have the mounting tabs in this arrangement.

Get The Right Part!

That is the difference! Pretty simple right?
What if you have a TH-350 that has been retrofitted into your 1967 Camaro or Firebird?
You just have to compare your shifter with the images above and choose the neutral safety switch that matches your shifter. Remember, a lot of things happened during the course of the life of your car! Compare and be sure.

Midnight Oil has both of these switches available and ready to ship! Click on any of the above links to get yours today.

 

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