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Where is the backup light switch on 2002 sunfire

My backup lights quit working.

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SOURCE: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire backup lamp

I see this a lot at the autoparts store I work at....

Go to your local parts store and inquire about a backup light switch. Be specific though because there is also a backup/neutral safety switch (for manual vehichles) this is not the part you want.

In most cases you will have power at the pigtail but when put in reverse the switch will not function properly and actually cut power to the lights. I offer no garanty that this will solve your problem, it is just an issue I see often and is typically the solution.

FYI: I sell 100 bulbs a day and can tell you that in a lot of cases (GM cars especially) depending on which factory your car came out of they could have used different pigtails (sockets) which require different bulbs, try one of each bulb number in the original socket and see which one fits, that one will be correct (there should also be print at the bottom of the old bulb with the correct part number on it (ignore any letters they dont mean anything).

Good luck, Hope I was of some help.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: backup lights not working at all

That is your problem, the backup switch, it is on the side of the transmission.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: rear light problems

check all the wiring for that light and if u have power in all that mean you may have replace the wrong type bulb

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SOURCE: backup lights rarely work

Ifyour lights work some of the time it is probably not the fuse. It is either a ground or the reverse light switch that should ingage when the car is in reverse. Electrical problems are hard enough to evaluate in person and almost impossible when your not there. That being said, if you know any one wih a little electrical expirience in cars they would be a lot more help than anyon on line.
Good luck

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Sunfire SE: rear signal light

Turn the signal light on to the right and probe the contacts in the bulb socket with a test light to see if the power is there,your test light should blink,the other contact in the socket is the parking lights and tail light.
if no power at contacts probe the wire it's self where it enters the socket for power.if you have it there the socket is faulty.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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I see this a lot at the autoparts store I work at....

Go to your local parts store and inquire about a backup light switch. Be specific though because there is also a backup/neutral safety switch (for manual vehichles) this is not the part you want.

In most cases you will have power at the pigtail but when put in reverse the switch will not function properly and actually cut power to the lights. I offer no garanty that this will solve your problem, it is just an issue I see often and is typically the solution.

FYI: I sell 100 bulbs a day and can tell you that in a lot of cases (GM cars especially) depending on which factory your car came out of they could have used different pigtails (sockets) which require different bulbs, try one of each bulb number in the original socket and see which one fits, that one will be correct (there should also be print at the bottom of the old bulb with the correct part number on it (ignore any letters they dont mean anything).

Good luck, Hope I was of some help.

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