Reverse lights on in gear?

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Reverse lights on in gear?

postby Aeffles » 05/19/14 @ 12:46

Hey, so basically I have a 90, did a trans and motor swap with a 99.

I've taken out the reverse lights, because for some reason they are on when I'm in gear and neutral, but once I'm in reverse they go off.

Is this a matter of the switch being in wrong? Is the switch bad?

I can go into all gears, 1-5 and reverse, but the lights only come on when I'm in anything other than reverse.

Suggestions?
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Re: Reverse lights on in gear?

postby GeorgeG5 » 05/20/14 @ 03:45

switched leads?
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Re: Reverse lights on in gear?

postby Aeffles » 05/20/14 @ 07:20

I guess I'll give that a shot since I'm totally at a loss. Thanks.
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Re: Reverse lights on in gear?

postby GeorgeG5 » 05/20/14 @ 07:40

I'm not sure how is it wired, but I'd have a look if it isn't possible to plug it the other way around so the switch turns the light off when you put it in reverse
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Re: Reverse lights on in gear?

postby Aeffles » 05/23/14 @ 05:52

http://img.ptimg.com/is/image/Autos/?si ... sils222_is

Some people say if you tighten it too much the washer gets crushed.
Some people say if it's too loose it won't make a good connection.

But I have the lights on, it's just at the wrong time, so maybe the pin in the gear box is stuck in reverse?

I'm putting it up on jack stands to hopefully figure it out this weekend. Thanks for the help and suggestions.
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