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Back up lights ,instrument panel

We had the back brakes done on our car a few weeks ago and now the bakc-up lights are not working also the instrument panel stops working sometimes i have checked the fuses and they are fine what else could it be

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  • valngarey Mar 21, 2009

    have a 1995 neon with the same problem, which one of the sensors under the battery is the back-up sensor? Thanks



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My reverse lights went out as well on my 98. There is a sensor that engages the backup lights when the car is put in reverse. It is located under the battery and it is a pain to get to, but we were able to locate it and correct the sensor where it would engage the reverse lights. This is likely the cause of your problem as well. You will probably need a dodge neon repair manual if you don't have one, if you want to locate the sensor yourself, or better yet, just let a mechanic pull the battery and do all the boring stuff for you. I would suspect the charges would be nominal. As far as your instrument panel, that happened to me as well. I pulled the dash off and removed the entire instrument panel and cleaned all the connections with electrical contact cleaner, available at auto parts store. This corrected my problems with the instrument panel. I can also highly recommend not whacking your dashboard when your instrument panel doesn't work, as it can cause your car to completely shut off! Learned that one the hard way! Hope this helps.

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