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Old 10-27-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Backup light switch on 00 RS?

It seems that I have no more backup lights. It's always been a
little flaky since I put in the shortshifter. I assume that it's the switch
at the shifter end that is giving me grief.

Before I go tearing things apart, can someone point in the right direction
to locate the switch.

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Old 10-27-2003, 10:53 AM   #2
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The switch isn't part of the shifter, it is on the transmission case. The shifter shouldn't effect whether the reverse lights work or not, unless there is something restricting its movement when you shift into reverse and it doesn't actually go all the way in.
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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Quote:
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The switch isn't part of the shifter, it is on the transmission case. The shifter shouldn't effect whether the reverse lights work or not, unless there is something restricting its movement when you shift into reverse and it doesn't actually go all the way in.
That's what I was guessing. I figured somewhere along the line, the
shifter assembly must contact a switch, when put into reverse, to turn
on the reverse lights. I was hoping it was up top. Looks like I get to
spend some quality time on my back on a cold concrete floor.

Thanks (and quick too!)
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Old 10-28-2003, 06:53 PM   #4
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If you get a chance please take pic's. I have the same problem, but I dont' have a garage to spend time under the car in.
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Old 10-28-2003, 07:51 PM   #5
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i have the same problem too in my 97L... when i shift into reverse, it take about 2 seconds then the reverse light pops on(yes, only 1).

i htought it may be the short shifter too for some reason, then i realized the switch is on the case..and the linakge still moves as normal in that area..
maybe its just sticking or something.

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Old 10-29-2003, 09:00 AM   #6
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I might try to get underneath this weekend, but it is looking busy
already. I can't wait too long or it'll get too cold!

I'll grab the cam if there are pics to be had.

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Old 10-29-2003, 10:37 AM   #7
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that would be great if you get a chance. Good luck!
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Old 11-12-2003, 03:46 PM   #8
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Bump.


Any pics? I have the same problem.
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:51 PM   #9
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Bump.


Any pics? I have the same problem.

Sorry, I haven't gotten to it yet. Life keeps getting in the way
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:51 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Sorry, I haven't gotten to it yet. Life keeps getting in the way
Stupid life!

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Old 11-12-2003, 08:59 PM   #11
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Stupid life!
Yeah, if I could just get rid of responsbilities, like working, I'd
have tons of time to do other stuff.....
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:50 AM   #12
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dOOD! Would you quit your job and take a picture of your tranny already!?
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:01 PM   #13
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Old 01-06-2004, 02:40 PM   #14
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My backup lights were not working for quite awhile. Replaced the bulbs - nothing. Assumed the switch. Mechanic checked it while he was underneath anyway replacing my front axle, he said it was bad and needed to be replaced. I was all prepared to order the new switch and jack the thing up and bust a knuckle or two and finally fix it.

Then ...

I was driving a moving truck, following my girlfriend who was driving my car, and noticed that the upper/outer bulb in my passenger side brake light was out. I replaced that bulb. Later that evening, as I was in the 'ru backing up, I noticed that, miraculously, my reverse lights were lighting. Possible that the dead brake light was closing a circuit to the reverse lights, and replacing it allowed current to the reverse light? Doe no. But it works now.

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Old 01-06-2004, 02:50 PM   #15
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Well, my brake lights work fine. I guess I'll just have to have a mechanic look at it.
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:57 PM   #16
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Could someone describe where this switch on the transmission housing is. I had a look today and I couldn't see it (then again it was very cold and the most of the underside was covered in ice and snow).
My reverse lights arn't working. Check all bulbs, fuses ect.
They use to turn on if I shifted in and out of reverse a couple of times...
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:29 PM   #17
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The part number is: 32005AA051
Part name is: SW ASSY-BACK LAMP
Total Cost: $34.67 CDN








The switch on the tranny





Plug under airbox

I also did a bit of a write up on the TSC

TSC - Quietgiroth's take on changing reverse switch
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:57 AM   #18
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Sweet jesus! Thanks!!!
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Yeah, sounds like I made somebody's day! If you have any questions pm me.
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