REVERSE LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING ON MY WIFES DODGE...

2002 Dodge Durango

Tiny

Anonymous

February, 28, 2013 AT 1:18 AM

REVERSE LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING ON MY WIFES DODGE DURANGO. WE HAVE CHECKED THE FUSES, CHANGED BULBS AND STILL NOT WORKING.A FRIEND MENTIONED THE NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH HARNESS?

1 Answer

Tiny

caradiodoc

February, 28, 2013 AT 9:18 AM

Look on the left rear corner of the transmission to see if there's a three-wire connector. If there is, that is the neutral safety switch and backup light switch. By 2006 they changed the circuit to a stupidly complicated computer switching circuit. I don't know which year that started.

If you have that plug, turn on the ignition switch, disconnect that plug, and use a stretched-out cotter pin or paper clip, or even a needle nose pliers to connect the two outer terminals in the plug. If you look closely when you do that and you see a tiny spark, that means current is flowing and the backup lights are on. If you can't see that spark, you or a helper will have to look if the lights turned on. If they do, that proves the entire rest of the circuit is okay and you need to replace the switch.

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