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post #1 of 14 Old 05-18-2010, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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No reverse lights

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No reverse lights. Changed bulbs and fuse. What else might it be?
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-18-2010, 12:01 PM
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bad connection where the two sides splice into one by the bumper, bad reverse light switch in the tranny.

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I did have the bumper off recently. I'll go check.
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Connections seem to be ok. No power to either backup socket. Tails and brakes work. Is there a switch on the tranny or is it in the steering column? Looks like I am in for some disassembling.
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i got the same prob with my 98 5.9L if you find anything let me know. i gave up looking, lol.

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same here with my durango, i think its the switch on the tranny, but idk how to fix it or even get to it

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It was the switch connector on the driver side of the trans. You need skinny hands to get to it. A lift would make it so much simpler.
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bad reverse light switch in the tranny.

very easy to change and about 50 bucks for the part

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It was the switch connector on the driver side of the trans. You need skinny hands to get to it. A lift would make it so much simpler.
did you have to replace it or what?

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Somehow it got loose. Cleaned it and reconnected it and all is good.
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The park/neutral/safety switch controls the reverse lights. On the 5.2/5/9 it's external right above the trans pan. You need a 1" deep socket to get on it. Mine went out a couple years ago. On the 4.7, it in internal to the trans and you have to drop the pan.

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It was the switch connector on the driver side of the trans. You need skinny hands to get to it. A lift would make it so much simpler.
Is it toward the front, like perpendicular to the front left tire? I looked and looked last night and could not find it.
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New Safety Switch, still no backups

I checked my fuses, replaced the bulbs, and the Neutral Safety Switch was replaced last summer. Still nothing. Is there a possible wiring issue or should I just try and get a new switch, as they can be bad at the point of purchase? Mine is a 1990 3.9l v6 SE btw
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If you replaced the switch within the last year, it may have a warranty. As for fuses, I hope you have a repair or shop manual to tell you which fuses have what circuits on them. You may check the one fuse labeled as "B/U lamps", but another fuse could also be shared with the circuit. My Saturn just came out of the shop with the radio not working. I checked it's radio fuse & it was fine. But, I also lost the door chime. I checked the fuse for that & it was blown. Replaced it, & both started working again. If those "free" options don't work, you may have to trace the wires all through the truck to make sure one isn't cut/burned/worn through.

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