Finishing up our 5-part video series with American Powertrain, Gray and Kevin walk us through the benefits and features of their recently unveiled Reverse Lockout kit for 6-speed transmissions. Typically, there are several different ways you can go about it but American Powertrain has created a whole new way of doing things.
In the featured video above, they give us a closer look at the module, as well as a step-by-step wait to install it. We’ll cover it in better detail in an upcoming full-length tech article in the coming weeks, but for now, you can get the broad strokes from the official release below!
Reverse lock out control module for Magnum or T56 6-speed
Having six gears is a joy.But stacking all those gears in a transmission case means sometimes there are compromises. Fifth gear and Reverse on T-56 and Magnum transmissions are really close. It’s important to use a safety lockout to avoid accidentally shifting into reverse on the freeway!
Historically, this lockout is achieved by intercepting the brake light wire, telling the solenoid you are stepping on the brake and energizing the lockout to open the gate. The problem is that sometimes you step on your brake at speed and could easily put your car into reverse on the road.
This module eliminates that problem by using the VSS speed sensor in the transmission to tell the solenoid you are at zero mph. and can therefore safely put your car into reverse. It easily wires to Magnum or T56 6-Speed to unlock reverse when the car is not moving. The most elegant and simple way to hook up your reverse lockout solenoid includes module, solenoid pigtail and full instructions.
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