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'92 Camry reverse lights only work when brake is not applied

If I put on the parking brake, shift to reverse, I can get out of the car and see the reverse lights working. But, when my son applies the brake, the reverse lights go off. Yes, the reverse light warning light is on all the time. It's a V6 LE. Where would I start looking for the problem?

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  • jp18 Apr 17, 2009

    Yup, sure enough a wire on the drivers side near the trunk hinge was cut. I spliced back the two wires and everything's normal again. Thanks, you made my wife happy. (It's her car.)

    John


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Check the wiring at the trunk hinge they have the tendicy to frey and short out

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spaclear.gif A simple procedure to prevent being jammed in PARK on a grade:
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is key in igntion, where is it, off , on?
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