Where is the backup light switch on a 1995 Mazda B-2300?
Either next to shifter or attached to transmission
The backup light switch is under the air filter assembly. You'll have to remove the assembly to get at it. There are only two wires on top of the transaxel assembly. One is a very obvious ground wire, the other is the backup light switch. Have fun, you'll need a 10mm wrench and a 12mm wrench for the job.
Answer It should be on the left side of trans where the shift levers are. It is called the neutral safety switch and the backup light switch is built into the same switch. So, this switch allows your car to only be started in park or neutral and when in reverse, it will turn on the backup lights. There are four wires on the neutral safety switch with a square connector on the end.
The backup light switch is located near the top and on the driver's side of the transmission. Disconnect the wire to the switch connector and unscrew and replace the switch. These switches seem to be expensive from the Ford dealership, but may be cheaper from NAPA or other aftermarket auto supplier. The task takes a little more than 15 minutes, but be sure that you take good safety precautions while under the vehicle. EJ
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…
How do you wire your 87 samurai backup lights bypassing the backup light transmission mounted switch?
You would have to literally run a wire from the battery through a fuse and then to a toggle switch and then on to the backup lights, this will only function when the switch is on and will have nothing to do with the transmission being in reverse. This is essentially the same as putting a toggle switch across the transmission mounted switch (assuming the transmission switch is not shorted).