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Back lights dont work - 2004 Honda Civic

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  • globoalex Sep 29, 2008

    similar problem....I have 2004 Honda Civic VP. The lights attached to the trunk lid (license plate lights and both inside round tail lights) do not work. However, my breaklights (outside two on fender not part of trunk lid and center break light in windows work fine). I have checked the #2 fuse under the hood as well as chenged bulbs. Need some help thanks ....a little confused on how to look for #12 or wires in transmission....

  • megamanjoe Dec 02, 2008

    I have a problem with my rear hazard lights and backing up reverse lights. The car was in an accident in the rear and I cannot find out why the lights wont work. I have replaced the light bulbs and checked the wiring. It seems that one of the wires that goes to the tail lights were out and I cannot figure out where it goes. Can You Please Help Me??

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Hey i had about the same problem the tail light s on the trunk led and the license plate light wouldn't work, But when I opened up the trunk they came on. So I messed around with it and them. right where the black tube with wires inside leaves the trunk led and is hooked to the car frame I cut it open. Lord and behold a set of 3 wirs were hooked to a single wire and they had pulled apart. it's either the ground or poss. I spliced an extra inch of wire into the line and they all work fine now. guessing you have the same problem. the wire seemed like it was being pulled very tight. But not anymore. Hope this helps you

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Hi,

There could only be three possible reasons why the backing lights will not work:

  • missing +12 supply (might be a fuse);
  • reverse switch (in the transmission). This has to checked visually and likewise check the connectors. You can verify if it is indeed the switch by turning ignition on (but not crank and engine not started), short the two wires/connectors going to the switch and visually checking if the backing lights will lit up;
  • busted bulbs; remove, check/replace.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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