The backup light switch is mounted on the transmission casing.
There are no fuses for the dash lights. Are your dash lights not working? If not, then you will need the instrument cluster refurbished. I can do this for you, contact me at ANCTechnologies at hotmail
More than likely you will need to replace the backup light switch on the transmission case.
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There is no relay for the backup lights. The circuit is powered by the keyswitch, runs thru a 10 amp fuse on the interior fuse block, then goes through a switch mounted on the transmission, and on to the lights. The switch is on the front of the manual transmission, and on the lower front of the automatic.
On the transmission lever there is a backup light switch which makes contact with the backup light circuit when you place the lever in R. The circuit then sends current to the backup lights and they come on. When you move the shift lever out of Reverse, the circuit is broken and the lights go out. The problem you probably have is a dirty swicth where the contacts meet from the lever to the switch. If the contacts are dirty, you will get intermittent current to the lights. So find the switch on the lever, use some rubbing alcohol to clean the contacts and it may fix it. If not, then your backup light switch may be going bad, but try cleaning the one you have before investing in a new one.
The white parts of the tail lights are the reverse lights.
Check the backup light switch.
Did you recently change or install something in your car like a stereo or GPS?
Assuming the signal lights still work, no. But a bad brake light switch or a blown brake light fuse could.
There is a switch in the transmission (manual) and I believe also automatic that triggers your backup lights when you move (change gears) into reverse. If the switch (in the transmission) does not touch (trigger) the backup light switch; or if the switch is not working; you will not have any reverse lights. Also , if you have had any changes in your transmission due to lifting the body, or changing the original transmission; the lever that triggers the switch may not be able to come in contact with the backup light switch in the transmission. If you have this switch replaced by a garage it may run around $160 for the switch and another $100 to $200 for labor. If the transmission does not trigger the backup light switch in the first place ,due to changes in the transmission, or a body lift; then changing the switch will not make any difference; the backup lights still will not work.
You can access the backup light on your Pontiac from the trunk compartment. Remove the backup light cover. Take hold of the backup light connector, push in and turn at the same time. Do the same with the backup lightbulb. Reverse the process to install the new lightbulb.
Are both lights coming on and staying on? sometimes when a light is out on the front or rear the lights just come on and will not blink.
I would check the wires just behind the light. I had the same problem and the wires were broken a little just wiggle them as the lights are on.
The backup light switch is located on the side of the transmission. It has two wires coming off of it but they are probably covered in wire wrap.
u need to replace with a turnsignal light switch . there is a short in steering column
its on the transmission close to the driver side
It is inside the transmision, it is called the range sensor.
check reverse light switch on transmission.
If you dash lights are not working check that your parking/brake lights are working also check fuses for cig lighter and interior lights that may help get the dash light working again.
If by chance by "rear lights" you mean backup lights and yours are not working, consider that the switch is faulty. That part goes into the transmission from the outside. The reason I'm telling you this is because our 5th gen Celica had backup light trouble and after all was said and done, we found out it was the switch. . there is also a small fuse box with rear light fuses on the driver side under the dash. good luck.
Blown fuse or defective brake light switch.
try a test light on both sides of the fuse, tail and dash lights are on the same circuit
If the bulbs are the cause, remove the tail light assemblies and replace the bulbs; if they still don't work, replace the neutral safety switch, located on the front of the transmission.
There are many types of warning lights on the Dodge Dakota. In order to know what a specific light means we need to know which light it is and what year the Dakota is. 2000