Back up lights don't work

Tiny
TOMMYMCINTYRE
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  • 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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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Manual or automatic transmission?
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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:43 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Did you check the bulbs and fuses?
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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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Automatic and yes I checked
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Friday, August 17th, 2012 AT 3:44 PM
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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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
Tiny
TOMMYMCINTYRE
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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
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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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
Tiny
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You're welcome.
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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 AT 7:28 PM

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