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Mercedes a class reverse light fault

I recently replaced the reverse light switch on the manual gearbox, since then they are stuck on all the time if you remove the switch and operate by hand it works ok. are their any common internal faults with gearbox

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  • madhouse_1 Jan 11, 2009

    Thanks for trying, when you take the switch out of the gearbox and operate it manualy it is ok. i obtained another swith and it is still the same. i have also noticed it is difficult to select fifth gear now. any ideas

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The switch has been installed incorrectly or you got a defective switch.
also look at the connector of the switch, i fixed one no long ago where they plug the switch first and then they turn it to screw it in, that cracked the wires and were touching making the lights to stay on, i had to make a new wiring for the connector to fix the problem.
i do not thing you have a problem with your transmission at all

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