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Reverse causes fuse for instrumental cluster to blow

My 4 Runner is a 92, with a V6, 3.0, 4 wheel drive, manual transmission. When I place the shifter into reverse the instrument cluster fuse blows. It is not the bulbs or the wiring to the back up lights. It will not blow the fuse under any other conditions other than being placed into reverse. Is there a relay or contact switch that activates the back up/reverse lights? If so where is it located?

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  • MP-Runner Jan 20, 2009

    Camaro632, Thanks for the insight. I believe I know exactly which connector you are referencing. I saw it when I was under the vehicle last night. The switch does have two wires protruding from it. I will low crawl under the Beast tomorrow and take a closer look. Thanks once again for your insight.

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Yes there is a reverse light back up switch located on the side of the transmission it will be the only 2 wires going to the tranny. There might be a short in the switch itself or the power wire to switch might have a bare spot where it might be grounding out on the vehicle somewhere.

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Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No
1
Did you perform the Instrument Cluster Diagnostic System Check?
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Go to Step 3
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Instrument Cluster
2
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Does the vehicles speedometer and the scan tool both display 0 km/h (0 mph)?
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YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Does the vehicles speedometer approximately agree with the scan tool display?
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Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 4
4
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Does the DMM display a voltage greater than the specified value?
9.5V
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No - Go to Step 5
5
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6
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7
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YES - Go to Step 17
NO - Go to Step 16
8
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