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    I have the same complaint about the roof rail seals. That darn upper rear corner. I can roll the windows up with the door shut but that corner makes it almost impossible to not have an air leak there. As with the door seals, I guess it's better than nothing. The original roof rail seals on my car were only there for looks. They were basically petrified. The door seals weren't a whole lot better and that's when the car was only 8 years old with no evidence it sat out in the sun excessively (the dash pad and top of the rear seat were like new yet). I have a feeling the originals weren't exactly made from the finest materials, lol.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Finally got around to installing the sway bar link to replace the one that vanished into another dimension or something. First had to detail it so it would match the other side. Photo attached for proof (no photo, didn't happen you know).

    Tracked down and fixed the HVAC control vacuum whistle. Easy one to find. Pulled the knee cover off and the problem was right there, the green tube that runs to the recirc motor came out of the connector. Don't know 100% if it's fixed because I couldn't run the engine but should be OK now. I tested the recirc motor before I put it in, just to be sure, and it held vacuum on both ports with no leak down. Since it came from Jim, I was not worried about it not being good, but double checked anyways.

    Next, the mystery back up lights failure. It is the switch that came from Carquest (which is now Advance Auto). Don't remember for sure, but most likely it said "Made in China" on the box. In other words, crap. I needed one right away, they had it in stock, and the store is a 30 second walk across the parking lot from the shop (work). Now I'm not in a big hurry for one so I can do the research and find a Made in USA one, hopefully.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    If you can`t find one local let me know. I should have a NOS 2932820 switch. Then again, your 79 might have the later shorter style 3 prong switch.

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    The p/n in the '79 parts book is 4057750. Not sure what you mean by shorter 3 prong switch. It is a 3 prong. The trans is a '71 but the harness is the original from my car and, at least aftermarket, shows the same p/n for '71 and '79. The switch that I replaced was the original that came with the trans. I did see one on Ebay (NOS) but it seems a tad pricey ($56). If worse comes to worse I'll spring for it. Better that than have to replace it every year I suppose. It just worries me about the neutral start part of the switch. Will it fail at a bad time. It's easy enough to bypass using a jumper at the connector near the right side of the engine though. Last time, it failed in the driveway so it wasn't that big a deal. Drove home from work, shut it off in front of the back garage. Came back a few minutes later to put it in the garage and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nothing.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    If you look at the pics of the two, you will see the nut portion of the switch is smaller/shorter on the 4057750. I always have used the 2932820 switch on my cars. Also the prongs seem to be somewhat recessed on the 4057750 compared to the 2932820 so I don`t know if the harness plug is the same.
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    You can use either p/n switch(?) Far as I can tell, looking at replacement connectors, the same one was used from at least '68-'89. I think the pins on the later switch look recessed because of the plastic insulator ring, or what ever you want to call it, that sticks out of the switch.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    I would think you would use the 2932820 switch if you have a 71 trans. If the plug connectors are the same then you should be fine. For some reason mopar changed to the 4057750 around 78-79 I believe. I have no idea why or if they are interchangeable.

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    Ta-da, back up light problem solved. Was over at my dad's earlier and we were talking cars, more specifically Mopars, as usual, and I mentioned about trying to find a switch made in the USA. He told me there was 3 or 4 of them on a shelf in the basement (originals) that are good and to grab one, so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,new used switch screwed in and the lights work.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Good deal! Sometimes saving those old parts come in handy. My problem is I can never find anything when I need it.

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    My dad has tons of good used stuff for Mopars. He is Mr. Organized though, and knows exactly where everything is. Labeled boxes, sorted by type of part and in alphabetical order on the shelves.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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