Reverse lights no worky ??

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Re: Reverse lights no worky ??

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tyneside-t25 wrote:Fitted a new switch today ... we have lights :ok
Might sound like a stupid question but if I remove the housing on the gearbox to replace the reverse light switch will any oil etc come flooding out?
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You don’t need to remove anything but the switch, and no oil will fall out .
The switch unscrews from the housing
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Mocki wrote:You don’t need to remove anything but the switch, and no oil will fall out .
The switch unscrews from the housing
Ahh I see Mocki. I thought it was housed in a housing. I even bought a new gasket to replace it. :? :?
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MattyGreg05 wrote:
Mocki wrote:You don’t need to remove anything but the switch, and no oil will fall out .
The switch unscrews from the housing
Ahh I see Mocki. I thought it was housed in a housing. I even bought a new gasket to replace it. :? :?

it is in a hosuing but it is bolted into that hosuing which is bolted into the gearbox. just unbolt the switch, nothing else
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AlandAnn wrote:If it's the same as mine;
You need to take out the switch by the gearbox (with the twin spade connector).
Give it a clean and refit but just do it up hand tight then tighten slowly while in reverse until the light goes on.

Failing that, remove the washer and tighten it :)
Is this the switch and cable?
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yes that is the one, if you pull the plug off and bridge the connections your reverse light should illuminate, if it does then it's a fault with the switch/actuation of the switch, if it doesn't it's a wiring issue/fuse/bulb fault

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Pulled it off. Gave it a scratch. Gave it a wiggle. Lights worked. Spot of corrosion on contacts.

I then went to augment reversing lights with LED spots. Forgot to isolate and blew the fuse (#15 if I recall from last night). Schoolboy error.


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