Check all the fuses, if they are good you have a bad backup light switch, are a broke wire. From davidwauto@Yahoo.com Hi, I just had the same problem the backup light would come on now and then. I didn't really noticed it until I had hooked up a towed vehicle with actuated brake system and a back up cut off switch. I couldn't back up the trailer when the back up light wasn't getting power. I traced everything down to the backup switch, I replaced it and everything worked out fine. The switch is connected on your tranny, there is a slightly different one for the automatic tranny vs the manual one. JQ Dancing on the edge
check your fusible link,its connected to your positive battery cable,it could be burnt or swollen.
Blown fuse or defective brake light switch.
Check the circuitry to the backup lights. The same fused circuit is probably used for both brake lights and backup lights. As you go past Reverse, the backup light probably is turned on briefly, causing the fuse to blow. It's just a thought, but I'd think it worth checking.
There are a variety of issues that can cause the tail lights to stop working in a 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup. There may be a blown fuse, a damaged wire, or the bulbs may be burned out.
Defective switch, switch not adjusted, blown fuse
a blown bulb or loose wire.
intermitten problems are the worst to figure out i would first start by changing the bulbs then i would change the wiring harness. i know i had a car that when the tail lights were on the blinkers wouldn't work and it turned out to be a short in the harness.
It could be caused by a bad ground or severed wire somewhere.
Dead short to ground in either: Parking light socket or wire to Tail light socket or wire to Dash panel lights Remove 1 bulb and/or socket at a time to try to determine which is bad
Backup Lights do not workThe backup lights are on a separate circuit from the brake lights and each use a separate dedicated switch to control when each group of lights turn on and off.The type and location of the backup light switch depends on the make, model, and year of production of a vehicle, and since I'm not familiar with your vehicle, this answer of necessity will be generic in nature.The backup light switch is usually mounted either within the dashboard or, in the engine compartment. In either case, it will be mounted directly adjacent to a moving part of the gear shift mechanism. Thus when the transmission is shifted into reverse, the moving linkage will move the switch, turning the backup lights on.However, on many later model vehicles, the backup light switch may be mounted by screwing into the side of the transmission so that when the transmission is shifted into reverse, the backup lights are turned on.In the case of the switch mounted in the dashboard area or engine compartment and working off of the movement of the transmission shift linkage, the cause of failure to operate could be:Switch is not properly adjusted [very common].A connector or wire in the circuit has become disconnected, cut or broken [slightly less common].The switch itself could be defective [not very common].These same causes are true for brake light switches mounted into the side of a transmission, except that I'm not aware of them being adjustable and thus if the switch is the cause it's defective and replacement of the switch is required.
EzrvvesnMost likely it's a loose wire or bad ground of the bulb socket. its the hand brake swithch
A blown fuse. Or a connection problem within the instrument cluster
The cracked plug can cause the wires to spark and cause a fire. When the wires are plugged into it where the crack is the wires can touch the socket and cause the fire.
blown bulb due to short circuit, faulty ground, or broken wire
The bulb could be 'blown'. Remove the working bulb from the other light and try it in the socket of the one that isn't working.
Sounds like an intermittently open circuit. Check for loose or cooroded connections at the socket where you plug in the light bulb. Also you could clean and adjust the socket itself for a snug fit. You'll notice two soldered points on the bottom of the bulb, these points should fit snugly into the socket casing. Use a pair of needle nose plyers to gently pull the small strip of metal, located in the center of the socket, a little at a time until a snug fit is obtained. If there is any play between the bulb and the socket this could cause intermittent operation. Make sure your head lights, brake lights and running lights are off before making adjustments.
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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.
If all of the lights flicker I would check for a loose or corroded ground. If only 1 light flickers then check to see if the bulb is properly plugged in to its socket, or if there is dirt, corrosion or rust causing a poor connection.
As it cause short circuit in our house.
because it can cause a fire
To be more specific, the ground wire must work and the bulbs, fuses, etc.. Or the back up lights and turn signals and brake lights wouldn't work? Right? Could it be the back panel...and still let the brake/turn/backup lights work? I need help fast. Thanks!
Answerpull the bulbs on the left and make sure they are not in with the tits in the wrong position. That is lower teet in the upper slot of the socket.