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Reverse lights always on 1986 vw jetta

The reverse lights are staying on no matter what gear the vehicle is in.. Its a standard. I have looked around but haven't found anything..

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REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH FAULTY OR SHORT CIRCUIT AT THE LINE.CHECK SWITCH FIRST IT IS LOCATED AT THE GEARBOX

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    Felicia Apr 05, 2014

    Ok Figured out it is the sensor thats bad apparently.. I unplug it and the lights go off and when its plugged in reverse lights stay on.. Where should I go to be able to get the correct piece to replace it? All my local auto parts dont carry it or have no idea of what I am talking about..

  • TCI Apr 05, 2014

    IF IT IS AN AUTO TRANSMITION 020 945 415A WITH ALSO USE 357 972 752

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    Felicia Apr 05, 2014

    Its a standard.. and also what would be the best type of transmission fluid to put in there? I have seen conflicting answers.. some i found said 75W-90 and also Dexron.. But I was told dexron was for automatic though..

  • TCI Apr 05, 2014

    HERE WE USE THE ORIGINAL FLUIDS.BUT YES THE SAE IS 75W90!!MANUAL GEARBOX USES 75W90 FLUID.DO NOT ASK AROUND THE MORE U ASK THE MORE DIFFERENT ANSWERS U WILL GET!!CHECK THE REVERSE SWITCH AND LET ME KNOW.I WILL LOOK UP ON MONDAY AT WORK FOR THE CODE OF THE SWITCH FOR MANUAL TRANSMITION AND WILL LET U KNOW.IF U WANT ME TO REPLY.!!

  • Felicia
    Felicia Apr 06, 2014

    Awesome I would appreciate that.. Where would be the best place to order that switch from? Around here nobody carries it..

  • TCI Apr 07, 2014

    THE CODE FOR THE SWITCH IS 191 919 823 JUST GOOGLE IT AND FIND THE CLOSEST TO U THAT CAN SEND IT.IF I SEND IT FROM GREECE WHERE I AM IT WILL COST U THREE TIMES ITS VALUE!!!!!!IF U NEED FURTHER HELP LET ME KNOW!!

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usually a sign that that gear set is starting to go out or has already, standard transmissions CAN be rebuilt, but it's usually easier to have a used working one put in place instead. good luck to you. does it pop out of gear?

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