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Reverse lights - problem or "Benz-ism"?

I'm still learning about the various features and behaviours of the 1972 250C I bought a few weeks ago. Here's the latest:

The reverse lights come on when I shift from "Park" to "Reverse", but not when I shift from "Neutral" to "Reverse". It behaves this way 100% of the time, almost like it's designed that way. If I go from Neutral to Reverse, no amount of wiggling the shift lever will cause the reverse lights to come on, but they come on every time when I shift into Reverse from Park.

If this isn't normal, is there any kind of adjustment for the reverse-sensing switch, or should I just replace the switch?

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RE: Reverse lights - problem or "Benz-ism"?

Methinks, you're gonna be needin' a switch. It should turn those lights on whenever the shifter is in "R", no matter where the shifter was previously.

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RE: Reverse lights - problem or "Benz-ism"?

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Methinks, you're gonna be needin' a switch. It should turn those lights on whenever the shifter is in "R", no matter where the shifter was previously.
Agreed -- common enough...

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