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Volvo 240 reverse lights don't work

Since about a month ago, I noticed the reverse lights/backup lights on my volvo 240 both failed. I have tested both globes and the bulbs do work, and also I have replaced the fuse (Fuse #12). Any ideas?

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Hi Sir

Checked the switch and plug? here's how :)

Yes it is the reverse light switch which is hooked up to your gearbox which needs to be replaced. Also it could be the plug going into this switch is a bit dirty or thorn (due to engine temperature and time wear) which in that case means that it needs to be fixed before replacing the switch.

Checking its actually the swtich so you don't buy it for nothing :)

Just to make sure that the circuitry is ok. Go to the gearbox (if it is front wheel drive transverse engine you wont need to go underneath) check where the gearbox and linkages are close to the revers there should be a switch n plug hooked up to it. Unplug it put in a piece of wire to short circuit both wires. Then turn the ignnition key on and if your circuitry is fine the lights should go on :) This means that its the switch for sure :) I hope that this helped your problem :)

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Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Chris whittle
    Chris whittle Dec 08, 2013

    We have cleaned the plug but there is nothing to the plug at all

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