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Try getting a qoute from an auto-electrical shop.The problem "may" be just the reverse sensor switch.These guys are usually a fair bit cheaper than so-called expert shops and you get to speak with the person that is actually doing the job.Not a desk jockey payed to talk bull-cookies.Hope this helps

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