BACK UP LIGHTS DON'T WORK

  • Tiny
  • tommymcintyre
  • 1998 Plymouth Neon
  • 124,000 miles

My back up lights don't work. I understand there's a sensor on the transmission that may need replacing and the you can access by removing battery. Need specific instructions and if possible a picture.

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:15 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Manual or automatic transmission?

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:43 PM
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Did you check the bulbs and fuses?

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:46 PM
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Automatic and yes I checked

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 3:44 PM
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NEUTRAL START/BACK-UP LIGHT SWITCH

Removal & Installation

1. Disconnect harness connector from neutral start/back-up light switch, located on side of transaxle case. See Fig. 1.

2. Unscrew and remove neutral start/back-up light switch and seal from transaxle case. Some ATF may drain when switch is removed.

3. To install, reverse removal procedure using NEW seal. Tighten neutral start/back-up light switch to 25 ft. Lbs. Fill transaxle to proper fluid level with ATF.

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 3:53 PM
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Well I replaced the switch and that didn't fix it. Any other ideas?

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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 9:41 PM
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At the switch there are 2 wires, White ( check for battery voltage with ignition switch turned on) and Violet/Black (going to reare bulbs.

If voltage is available at White wire, use a fused wire to jumop across both terminals and turmn ignition switch on to test if bulb lights up.

If battery voltage is not available, check the Fuse # 8 (10A) in fuse block.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 6:59 AM
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Thank you KHLow2008 for helping me. It might be wednesday b4 I get a chance to check that but I appreciate your help

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 12:40 PM
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You're welcome. Keep me posted of how it goes.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 2:03 PM
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I got it, there was a bad wire to the plug, thanks for your help

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 AT 6:56 PM
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You're welcome.

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 AT 7:28 PM

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