Reverse lights not working. Common problem?

Tiny
BLACKBOY454
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  • 1993 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 130,000 MILES
Just realized a few nights ago that my reverse lights are not working. My brother had made the observation. And I was wondering if there is an easy way to check what it is without pulling any wiring out from where it belongs. Or if this is a common problem. I am in minnesota and I dont always have access to an indoor area to work on my car without freezing.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 5:22 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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There is switch on the transmission that actuates the lights. Before jumping to that, make sure the bulbs are good. THey may have just burned out
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check fuse in undehood junction block 10am B/U and B/U switch is on the tranny
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Just to add to this one hey blackboy454 long time no talk if you already checked the fuse and blubs the most common reason I have seen for inop reverse lights is the back up switch right below the master cylinder on top of the shift tower. Turn the key to the run position unplug the switch jump it with a paper cliper. If the lights come on replace the switch.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:53 PM
Tiny
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Hello again louie. Car is running great. No issues, aside from a loose pos terminal the other day causing everything to die but problem easily found and solved. I have yet to check fuses or anything for that matter due to a busy work schedule. But now I have 3 things to check out. Thanks
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 5:30 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Your welcome anytime keep me posted its probably the back up switch.
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
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To get at the back up switch you just pull up the shifter boot right?
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 5:48 AM
Tiny
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No its under the hood below the brake master cylinder screwed into the shifter tower cant miss it.
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 6:16 AM

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