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2005 ford focus back-up lights not working

I have a 2005 ford focus with a manual transmition. Both back-up lights are not working. I checked the bulbs and the fuse with an ohm meter and they seem to be fine. I also bought a haynes repair manual to locate the reverse switch but found out that the manual doesn't cover my car.
Where is the back-up switch located? Is this a common problem?
Thanks for any help.
Corey.

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  • mtracy Jun 30, 2008

    Exact same problem on a 2006 focus ZX3.

  • arcusfp Aug 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. If you call your local Ford dealer, they should be able to fax you a diagram locating the actual switch. I will do this myself tomorrow. They will also be able to look up and see if there is either a recall or a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin). A recall is where they actually contact the owners to have them schedule a repair (usually safety related) where with a TSB, they wait for you to show up with the problem, and then correct it by using directions in the TSB. Have them check for both, sometimes if the problem is very common, they will fix it for free. They can look both up by the Vehicle Identification Number. The VIN is on your dash drivers side, looking down through the windshield, on the drivers side door pillar and on your registration. I work in a government service garage and deal with Ford this way all the time.
    They will ask for the last eight digits of the VIN.


  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    Same issue 5 speed 2005 zx3 no resolution dealer faxing diagram however, switch is 45.00+ just to do it your self.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Changed the blower after a short circuit, was arcing near the plug in for the blower, changed blower but heat still doesn't work? Fuse? Relay?location?

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The switch is on the gearbox, But not sure of the exact location for your model. But guess there are not many other wired items on the gearbox.

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