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Backup lights not working

My back up lights are not working when I but the manual transmission in reverse. I switched out the light bulbs wiggled the shifter while in gear and nothing. Dont know what to do next.

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  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. I can't find the switch inside the by the shifter, hell i can't even find the wires. Haynes guide says the wire should be light green. any one know where EXACTLY to find the switch and what it looks like.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    i have a cavalier 2002 manual transmission and the same issue . this car sox

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    2000 cavalier i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    i have this problem too but it was because water seeped in through the tail light bezel and messed up the reverse lights.

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switch location inside driver's side wheel well... small cost for this repair
I have had the same trouble with my 2003 cavalier.

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There is a reverse switch that is activated by the shifter it is either bad or has come disconnected

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