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When shifting into reverse, back up lights do not go on

When shifting into reverse, back up lights would go on, then turn off when I remove my hand from the shifter... Currently, lights will not go on at all. Fuse not the issue. It's the switch.

Is this something that can be repaired easily, and where is the switch located?

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  • stellablue64 Sep 05, 2009

    The linkage is closer to the firewall. Not on the side of the radiator... No sign of the switch, or any electrical connections.

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The switch is located on the transmission. It is on the side of the transmission thta faces the radiator. Have someone operate the shifter, whilst you are loking in that general area. When you see the cable move, it is connected to the switch. You may have a seized link at the switch, try spraying some WD-40 one it. There is a tiny bit of adjustment, but, if you move it too much, the car won't start, as the switch will not allow the car to start in gear. There is no repair to the switch; it is a sealed unit.

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