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Back up lights

My back up lights will not turn on when i shift into reverse. i checked the bulbs and they are all still good.

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There is a switch near the shifter (button) i belive it is that.

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I would check the fuse. There should be a diagram on the inside of the fuse panel cover that will show you which fuse it is that controls the reverse lights.

You can also go to any auto parts store and most will locate the fuse for you and likely replace it if you purchase the fuse for it (you may even have spares in the fuse panel).

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