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The reverse lights stay on even when the vehicle is in park position. where is the reverse switch located?

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    Thank you! I will see if that is my problem area when I get home from work today.



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It is screwed into the transmission right above the pan on the driver's side below the shift arm. Three wire plug

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1 The Park/Neutral/Back-up light switch
has a black colored insulator and is located
at the lower left hand side of the transaxle
near the oil pan. The switch inhibits starter
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6 Next, check for continuity between the
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the vehicle.
Replacement
Refer to illustration 6.10
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