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Old 26 Jan 2016, 02:25 pm
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Default Reverse lights

Right so today seen my reverse light wasnt working, checked bulb fuse etc all fine. After investigation it turns out if i shift into reverse then lightly nudge the gear lever the light comes on. How can i fix this?
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Old 26 Jan 2016, 07:45 pm
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which transmission, auto or manual?
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Old 27 Jan 2016, 01:10 am
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Sorry manual
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Old 27 Jan 2016, 09:00 am
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probably a bad reverse light switch.
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Old 27 Jan 2016, 09:17 am
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How can i fix this?
personally, i'd just shift into reverse then lightly nudge the gear lever


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Old 27 Jan 2016, 11:19 am
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probably a bad reverse light switch.
Well??... maybe not. If it was the switch, I'd think both reverse lights would be out. The problem has to be downstream of the switch. It could still be the bulb if the filament is broken but just touching, or the bulb contacts are corroded. Pulling the bulbs, switching them around, inspecting the sockets and grounds, etc. is worth a shot.
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Old 27 Jan 2016, 01:38 pm
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Thanks everyone. Changed bulbs, connectors around still same problem. Gonna look at switch at weekend.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 07:26 am
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Well??... maybe not. If it was the switch, I'd think both reverse lights would be out. The problem has to be downstream of the switch. It could still be the bulb if the filament is broken but just touching, or the bulb contacts are corroded. Pulling the bulbs, switching them around, inspecting the sockets and grounds, etc. is worth a shot.
i read that as "the reverse light wasn't working". how do you gather he only means one of two is out. just curious what i missed. i re-read it and am still scratching my chin.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 06:46 pm
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Is there any cable adjustment? It may just not be going as far as it needs to activate the reverse light sensor?! It could be a shifter bushing bad as well?! If it is an 06+ pt, you may need to reset the TIPM.
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Default Re: Reverse lights

i can not help you

but my lights are just not bright enough when i back it up at night ?
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