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Location on backup light switch - 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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  • ddulmage53 Nov 18, 2009

    manual,front wheel drive

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    GasparMacari May 11, 2010

    is your transmission automatic or manual?

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The sensor should be on the top of your transmission or on the side, its a black sensor with a 2 wire connection
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 toyota camry backup light switch

Its Built Into The Neutral Safety Switch, Which Is On The Trans.

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Posted on Nov 28, 2011

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SOURCE: need to locate backup light switch on 1988 chevy 1500

I had the same problem. My backup lights wouldn't come on in when I put the auto. trans. shifter into the Reverse position. They WOULD come on briefly as I moved the shifter from Park position into Reverse, but would go off again when the shifter reached the Reverse detent. I got the solution from the Haynes service manual, in which the relevant switch is referred to as something like the neutral safety switch. Check on top of the steering column close to the firewall. Set the parking brake, then move the auto. trans. shifter into Neutral position. Get under the dash and rotate the neutral safety switch clockwise as far as it will go. Then move the shifter into the Park position, and your switch should be set. If the backup lights don't come on now when the shifter is put into Reverse position with the ignition switch 'on', there may be another problem.

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SOURCE: Where is backup light switch located

it screws into the trans

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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