Whenever the engine is on, the lights are on. No recent accident. Transmission rebuilt about May, but problem is more recent. The dealership has never had this kind of problem, they spent about 1 - 2 hours trying to diagnose it. Now have a notice from police that I have 15 days to get fixed or car subject to impound because of "safety concerns"!
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Re: 2002 MDX backup lights stay on
The back up lights are turned on by the transmission range selector switch, this is the switch that moves with the gear selection arm at the transmission, unplug the switch (large multi wire connector) and if the backup lights go out the switch has shorted and needs to be replaced, one question why don't you just remove the backup light bulbs until U install the new part??
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The transmission is losing system pressure at the stop sign. Not considered normal, but common. I had a 1991 Ranger that did that whenever temps got below 32 degrees F- until I rebuilt the transmission. In mine it was an internal seal ring on the front pump support made of teflon that was distorted and it was replaced by a steel ring.
Some things that might mitigate the issue for now is to replace filter, refill adding some seal conditioner product as well. Keep it at the upper of two hash marks for a full level. And on hills, drive with two feet holding the engine RPM at about 900- 1000 while waiting. Not a good solution, but it does work short of overhaul.
Yes its just the transmission oil is low thats why you encounter it but make sure it did not damage the release bearing of the transmission consult a mechanic to check the condition of your transmission.