The backup light switch is mounted on the transmission casing.
There is a backup switch in the gearbox. When you shift into reverse, the gear box switch contacts the switch and lights the white reverse lights. If you find that the reverse lights don't work it could be that the switch is not being triggered by the mechanism inside the gearbox. This is providing that everything else is working; wiring,bulbs,etc.
Either the switch that turns the backup lights on is out of adjustment, or has failed in the on position.
You have a short circuit between the backup light switch and ground. VWs are infamous for this because the power for the backup lights comes off the side of the ignition coil. When you stick the car in reverse, it grounds the coil and the engine dies.
It's a matter of replacing the reverse position swith in the transmission. This switch tells the computer wheter it's in neutral, or reverse and when in reverse it triggers the reverse lights.
Both a stuck reverse switch and shorted wiring can be causes for reverse lights to stay on. Under normal circumstances, the reverse lights turn off as soon as the vehicle is shifted out of reverse.
check reverse light switch on transmission.
Where is the fuse located for the reverse lights
Check your fuses
Try bypassing the reverse light switch that plugs into the transmission. If your reverse lights come on, voila! Problem solved. Buy a new switch.
According to page 112 of the Owners Manual, fuse #6 covers the reverse/backup lights.See "Related Questions" below for more
The backup lights on a 67 Camaro won't work if the bulbs have burned out of the shifter is misaligned. The lights come on automatically when put in reverse and will not function properly unless the shifter triggers the reverse sensor.
The problem is the reverse light switch. It is located on the top of the transmission that should sloved your problem.
Bad bulbs can be the cause of your reverse lights not working on your 1999 Toyota Tacoma. A problem with the reverse switch or bad wires can also be the cause of your reverse lights not working.
the switch needs adjustment
the reverse light switch is either out of adjustment. or broken. new one should be fairly cheap
There is a switch called the reverse backup light switch attached to the shifter. When you move the shifter into reverse, the switch is closed and current goes back to the reverse lights. The switch is located on both auto and manual trans. After making sure your bulbs are good, that is where I would look. And make sure your fuses are not blown as well in your fuse block. There usually is not just a circuit dedicated to reverse lights only but there is always something a manufacturer will do some years just to be different.
Reverse switch on trans. is, most-likely, broken or stuck on somehow. You need to check it and/or replace it.
switch on the transmission which sends a signal to the reverse lights when shift is in reverse......... is shot. You need a mechanic.
Yes it has two reverse lights
Did you recently change or install something in your car like a stereo or GPS?
In the 1988 Nissan the alternator, instrument panel, and backup lights shared a fuse. Before changing a fuse see if the backup lights work (have someone watch when you are in reverse). If the neutral start/backup light switch is broken internally, it can be blowing the fuse when you put the car in reverse.
The reverse lights are not adjustable.