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The back light dont turn on

The lights on the back of the car wont turn on .there on the trunk one on each side .i tried replacing the bulbs but wont work.theres 2 other lights on the back of the car those work but i want to know how to fix the 2 that dont work

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  • randrino_1 Jan 05, 2009

    i did all that ....i was wondering if a fuse would be the problem

  • kingpp8 Mar 15, 2009

    back up lights don't work, i changed the bulbs, checked the fuse and the wiring. There must be a switch somewhere near the gear shifter because i couldn't see one near the transmission.

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You didn't specify if it was a manual or an automatic.

Yes there is a switch at the gearshift lever its called the netural safety switch in which turns on the day time running lights (some newer cars) it won't let the car start in any gear unless it is in netrual or park, it also has a eletrical contact built into the switch in the reverse postion in which turns on the backup lights.

You will have to remove the floor consule to get access to it.

It is all in one switch you have to replace the complete switch which has slotted holes to adjust it so it will only start in netrual or park.

Very easy change (I think it only has 2 screws holding it.

At Autozone 3 speed automatic is $48.99, 4 speed automatic $118.99.

The back up light switch on the manual transmission is under the car mounted on the transmission itself (front wheel you might be able to get to it under the hood).

The price at autozone is $10.99.

I hope this answers your question?

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

  • drwyczalek Apr 12, 2009

    I'm sorry I just checked on the Autozone website the netural safety switch on the automatic is on the transmission not the gearshifter, on the automatic transmission.



    The backlight switch is still in the netural safety switch on the automatic.



    The netural safety switch on the manual transmission is on the clutch pedal under dash & back light switch is on the transmission.

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Make sure the bulbs are exactly the same as the ones you took out

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