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Old 08-12-2009, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all.

I have no reversing lights on when its in reverse. I have put new bulbs in as i did not have any but i also noticed that there is a little hole in the top of the reverse light clister. Now i was wondering if the switch could have blown because of the water?

I would like advice also on how or where to find the wires to check to see if they are broken....

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Have you checked the fuse box? Are you sure the switch (on the gear shifter) is okay?
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replace the tail light when there's a hole with water coming through. Other than that do the things witie said.
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As i said i put 2 new bulbs in both reverse light. the fuse is fine not blown also where is the switch on the gear shifter located ? i have taken off the leather cover but can't see nothing? Also could it be the reversing light switch by the gear box?
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On a manual transmission, the switch is accessible from under the car. I don't right now recall which side. Maybe a quick look at realoem.com will help you.
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Good enough ill get it on car ramps and find out where it is... From what i am told is i can make a loop on the wire end and if the lights come on its the switch at fault... If it is not the switch and its the wire where abouts IYO would the brake be?
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