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73 ranchero 500 back up lights do not come on when put into reverse.

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Has the 43 year old switch ever been replaced?

Posted on Dec 04, 2016

Testimonial: "Probably not, where might that be located. I Have been trying to find info on where it is at and not luck yet. Have only had it about a month, so still lots to learn."

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    Steve Hurtig Dec 04, 2016

    "Probably not, where might that be located. I Have been trying to find info on where it is at and not luck yet. Have only had it about a month, so still lots to learn."

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    Steve Hurtig Dec 04, 2016

    See how rookie I am Mike Rommel I put my reply in the testimonial spot by mistake

  • Mike Rommel
    Mike Rommel Dec 05, 2016

    That's OK, I am not sure where it would be also...sorry....should be near the lever that puts the car in reverse....


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