Lost reverse lights after replacing clock-spring a week ago

  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 100,000 MILES
I replaced the clock-spring a week ago, and after everything was assembled I lost the reverse lights. I checked for bad bulbs, dirty contacts, or for bad grounds. The other lights worked great! Now a week has past and there is a clicking sound coming from the steering column. Can this seriously be happening? From the information I have gathered on your website, it sounds like the brand new clock-spring could be the culprit. I have heard of parts going bad, that is understandable. But after a few minutes to a week. Really! That's just does not seem right. Could this really be the problem? If so, is there a way to test this stupid thing and how do I prevent this from happening again so soon? The original click-spring was replaced in 2004, that should be at least what to expect from the newest clock-spring. Your help in this matter would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks!
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 AT 5:24 AM

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Check fuse #12 for power. Attached wiring diagram to reverse lights. Back probe pin #1 white whire and verify you have battery voltage with key on engine off. If fuse is good and no power at white wire then you have an open circuit on the wire. If ok block wheels and set parking brake. Put in reverse and back probe pin #6 Violet with black stripe wire. There should be battery voltage. If no voltage the transmission position switch is faulty. If you have battery voltage then at reverse light bulb socket verify you have battery voltage. If no voltage trace wire for an open circuit.

As for the noise at steering wheel. Double check your steering column covers are installed properly. If not then that will cause an issue. Also verify wiper switch and turn signal switch were installed properly as well if you had to remove those.
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 AT 6:43 PM

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