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Why does the backup lights not work when in reverse but in between Park and Reverse?

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2006-04-18 09:56:57
2006-04-18 09:56:57

Depending on the year, the MLPS or trans range sensor is out of adjustment. If you have driven like this for very long, you have probably done a good bit of damage to the trans already and should start saving around $1500 for a rebuild.

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