2003 Holden Barina reverse lights

Tiny
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  • 2003 HOLDEN BARINA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
The reverse lights on my 2003 holden barina (vauxhall corsa) are not working. The bulbs are good but there is no power at the bulb socket. I did check this with the engine running and it was in reverse gear. Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (I was quoted almost $800 for a replacement inhibitor switch?)
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 11:10 PM

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Tiny
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HI there,

This revers light switch is only around $55.00 to get an exact price check your local holden dealer.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 11:30 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your info Mark. Now I just need to find a repair manual to show where this switch is and how to get to it without breaking all of this crappy plastic.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 11:54 PM
Tiny
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After market manuals for these cars are near impossible to get hold of some times, the "genuine" manual will require a 2nd mortgage to purchase it that is if Holden have one them selfs, been there done that what a joke. I have a 97 Haynes Barina manual but I feel that it will not be of use as the transmission is different in the early models, so I am lead to believe. Good luck.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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Thanks again Mark.
I tried my local Holden dealer (the one that told my to buy the inhibitor) and they said to get a manual from Haynes or Gregory's. Holden don't supply them.
I found a reverse light switch at Burson for $37 so I'll try that and let you know how I get on.
Regards, CM.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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Thanks again Mark.
I tried my local Holden dealer (the one that told my to buy the inhibitor) and they said to get a manual from Haynes or Gregory's. Holden don't supply them.
I found a reverse light switch at Burson for $37 so I'll try that and let you know how I get on.
Regards, CM.[/Quote:3b62fe9d8a]

Hi again Mark, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. The problem is now fixed - After purchasing the reverse light switch, I found out that they only fit the Manual not Auto gearbox so I was told by my local dealer that I needed the $800 inhibitor. I refused to pay that amount for such a small part so I found and downloaded a workshop manual off the web (4 pounds UK). In the wiring diagrams, I saw that the reverse lights are wired to the same fuse as the cigarette lighter-checked fuse-blown replaced fuse-reverse lights work-problem solved. Why, in the "owners manual" does it not tell you this!
Thanks again for your advice and I hope that my problem is able to assist other people in the future.
Regards, Chris M.
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Friday, December 5th, 2008 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Well done, even in the trade we have very little back up with the imported "Holden "range, you have had a great result, you would think that the dealer of all people would of been able to tell you that. But maybe its a case of propping up the spare parts sale.

Cheers,

Mark.
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Friday, December 5th, 2008 AT 4:27 PM

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