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How much does Reverse Lights Switch Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan Sentra $106 $36.30 $70.00 26% $143.80
2010 Buick Enclave $169 $99.00 $70.00 18% $206.50
2010 Mazda CX-7 $113 $43.18 $70.00 24% $150.68
2008 Cadillac STS $169 $99.00 $70.00 18% $206.50
2009 Land Rover LR3 $80 $9.58 $70.00 32% $117.08
2008 Porsche Cayenne $100 $29.88 $70.00 27% $137.38
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Reverse Lights Switch Replacement Service

What is the Backup Light Switch all about?

Backup lights serve two purposes. First, they provide warning for other drivers and/or pedestrians behind you that your car is in reverse. Second, they provide some illumination if you’re reversing in the dark. Turning backup lights on is the responsibility of the backup light switch, which is mounted under the hood, generally on the transmission. When you put the gear selector into reverse, the switch sends a signal to the reverse lights. When the gear selector leaves reverse, the switch turns the lights off.

While backup light switch failure is relatively rare, it does happen. However, just because your backup lights don’t work doesn’t mean that the switch is faulty. There could be a problem with the wiring, the bulbs, the switch or another component in the system.

Keep in mind:

  • Backup lights should be checked during normal maintenance when the mechanic tests your headlights, taillights, and brake lights.
  • Backup light switch failure can be caused by many other problems, so a professional diagnosis is recommended.

How it's done:

  • The back up light switch is verified that it needs to be replaced. The vehicle is then lifted and supported on jack stands.
  • The defective back up light switch is disconnected and removed from the transmission.
  • The new back up light switch is installed into the transmission and tightened to correct specifications.
  • The back up light switch is connected and tested for operation by shifting the vehicle into reverse.
  • The jack stands are removed and the vehicle is tested to ensure proper operation of the back up light switch

Our recommendation:

It’s a legal requirement to have working backup lights. They’re convenient, as well as a safety feature for pedestrians and drivers behind your car. If your backup lights are no longer functioning, have the system fully inspected by one of our expert mechanics. It may be the switch, but it could also be a problem with the wiring, which can require significant time to diagnose.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Backup Light Switch?

  • Reverse lights don’t work
  • Reverse lights only work intermittently
  • Reverse lights stay on all the time

How important is this service?

Without operational backup lights, pedestrians and other drivers behind your car will not know you’re about to back up, which can cause accidents and serious injuries. Have any malfunctions of backup light operations professionally diagnosed as soon as possible.

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Jamahl

17 years of experience
653 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
Great communicator. Very clean and neat work. Will use him for my other vehicles.
2000 PORSCHE 911 - BACKUP LIGHT SWITCH - OVIEDO, FLORIDA

Stephen

29 years of experience
10 reviews
Stephen
29 years of experience
Another job expertly and quickly done!
1998 FORD RANGER - BACKUP LIGHT SWITCH - LAFAYETTE, COLORADO

Vladimir

7 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
7 years of experience
Just fantastic, very fast and expert
2006 FORD FOCUS - BACKUP LIGHT SWITCH - DAVIS, CALIFORNIA

Aaron

7 years of experience
62 reviews
Aaron
7 years of experience
Great mechanic
1991 MAZDA MIATA - BACKUP LIGHT SWITCH - LOCKHART, TEXAS

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