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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Reverse Light Bulb
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The backup light switch connects to your transmission and turns on when you shift into reverse. This switch lets drivers know that you are backing up.
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s various lights in appropriate situations, makes driving safer for you, your passengers, and other drivers. In addition...
How to Buy a Good Quality Reverse Light Bulb
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The driver side reverse light won't work, only the passenger side light works. I've changed all the bulbs and I still can't get it to come on.
I would suspect that that there is a problem with the socket for the light bulb. Corrosion will build up in the bulb socket and not allow power, or ground, to get to the bulb. If the bulb is okay,...
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Car cannot shift to reverse
It is possible this is caused by some dirt, grit, or other bit of trash in the valve body of the transmission. The valve body takes the mechanical selection of "Reverse" from the gear selector, and turns that into the...
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Reverse lights will not work
Hi there. The backup lights are controlled by the park neutral switch on the side of the transmission. Check the switch to make sure the transmission is not leaking fluid out into the switch. The switch may have a bad...
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brake lights and turn signals on all the time and break lights don't work.
Hello. From what you describe, it appears that your vehicle may be experiencing electrical issues. If the brake lights are staying on at all times, then the first thing I would do is check the stoplight switch. If it is...
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Reverse lights come on when I start the engine
Hello. It is possible that the reverse light wiring is faulty, or that the light bulb sockets are damaged in some way. However, it is more likely that there is an issue with the neutral safety switch, and it needs...
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Reverse, courtesy, & license plate lights are out
Its very possible there is a ground issue as the only thing in common with all of these lights is ground G402.The ground wires meet up at a splice point prior to the ground point. To verify this, a voltage...
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Light system Stop carefully
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Sounds like the light control module that is located under the dash went out. Check the condition of the harness to the light control module for any corrosion or looseness. Check the fuse...
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Where to locate the reverse switch in the transmission? 2006 Ford Escape
Hi there - the reverse light switch is located on the top of the transmission, directly in front of the driver position on the vehicle. If you are unable to find it, or would like assistance replacing it, I would...
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Goes into reverse but does not have full power
Hello. If a fluid service and solenoid replacement did not solve the issue then there may be a different issue, or a more serious issue with the transmission. Keep in mind that there are 2 solenoids in the transmission, so...
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Backup light comes on when brake i depress
First, make sure the reverse lights are not just simply always on, which might signify a fault with the neutral safety switch. If indeed, illumination is only occurring with brake light illumination, check to be sure that you have the...
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My rear exterior lights are not working correctly on my 2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Hello. I have seen this quite a few times on this vehicle. If the vehicle is all stock then the issue is usually in the rear junction block for the wiring under the rear of the vehicle, or a problem...
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car reverse lights blink.
Hi there. Any time that the rear back up lights blink in reverse would be caused by a short in the flasher circuit or a blinker circuit. This will make the back up lights flash when energizing the flasher. The...
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Car goes forward when put in reverse backup lights do not come on
Hi there. The most common cause of this type of problem is a transmission sensor, or linkage malfunction or a pressure imbalance in the transmission. With these issues, the car is unsafe to drive until this is resolved. You should...
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What does it mean if my reverse lights are not working?
Reverse lights are an important safety feature that alert pedestrians, and other drivers, that your vehicle is about to move or is moving. If there is power at the reverse light bulb terminals when the vehicle ignition switch is on,...
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Reverse lights won't turn on when I put it in reverse. Dark blue wire has power, light green (reverse) wire has no power.
Hi there. Remove the fuse to the reverse lighting system. On the side that does not have power, use a digit ohm meter and check for resistance. The meter should read OL (out of limits). Now, turn on the ignition...
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Reverse lights don't always work 1994 Mazda MX6
Hi - most likely the reverse light switch is working erratically. It is mounted on the gearbox, and is subject to vibration as well as oil on the switch contacts. I recommend a reverse light switch replacement by a mobile,...
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right side back up light inop .
Hello, thank you for writing in. The reverse lights have a switch located on the transmission itself. They also have a fuse before that. Chances are both of these are good and your issue lies with the wiring itself, or...
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Back up lights stay on in all gears
If you can remove fuse number 5 in the fuse box under left side of dash turns off the lights when you have the vehicle running then you have a shorted neutral safety switch on the transmission. You should replace...
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Reverse lights dont work
You will need to go the the reverse light sockets in the rear and with key on and parking brake applied move shifter to reverse and test the socket to see if it is getting power to the sockets. If...
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Backup lights don't work. Replaced a bad backup switch. When put in reverse the fuse blows.
When the reverse light switch was replaced and the fuse burns instantly when the reverse lights come on, then there is a direct short with the reverse light circuit. Check all of the wiring from the reverse light switch to...

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