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#1 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 10:36 AM
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when i put my car in reverse (318is Manual) the lights do not light up WTF ghead HELP ME!!!
I ALMOST BACKED INTO A DUMPSTER AT MY WORK AT NIGHT!!!

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yeah man wtf is up with this, i have a 91 318is manual and i dont have reverse lights either, i need to ride the brake to have em...thisis retarded


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i had the same problem with my car but evertime i pucnched it it turned on so it was a bad connection problen so to see if its a bad connection with yours just dangle the wires from in the trunk or if u are too lazy just do what i did.

Ps. check the bulbs before u do what i said :P
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Check the bulbs, just switch them with the brake light bulbs and if they light up then you know they are good. It's probably just the reverse light switch. If you have a 5speed trans its pretty easy to change. Just get under the car and on the drivers side of the trans on the side almost at the top there will be with looks like a plug with 2 wires pluged into it, that is the reverse switch.
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i had the same problem with my car but evertime i pucnched it it turned on so it was a bad connection problen so to see if its a bad connection with yours just dangle the wires from in the trunk or if u are too lazy just do what i did.

Ps. check the bulbs before u do what i said :P
that reminds me of my moron moment ....haha i went through way too much trouble on my mkII GTi back in the days...i swapped to euro tails and the reverse lights didnt work and so i replaced the switch in the tranny and i starte replacing the wires and the bulbs were in a blacked out slot that wasnt in the USDM lights...basically the bulbs were inthe wrong slot :

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Lol well we are only humans that are obsessed with our cars so dont worry i am sure i will have many moron moments too
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