REVERSE LIGHTS NOT COMING ON WHEN I SHIFT INTO REVERSE.

  • Tiny
  • csmitheman
  • 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 140,000 miles

Hello!
My 98 Jeep Gr Cherokee Ltd has a problem with reverse lights. The bulbs are ok. When I shift into reverse the lights do not come on. I had a mechanic look at it ( we live in Venezuela) and he suggested it was the "valvula de pare" - no idea what part that refers to in English. Any idea what part I should be looking for?
Thanks
Chantal

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 AT 12:05 AM

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  • Tiny
  • csmitheman
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Just to add, it is 6cyl, 4.0L

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 AT 12:19 AM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Check to see if the neutral safety switch is sending power and check fuss if any it's on the trans

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 AT 6:29 AM
  • Tiny
  • csmitheman
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Thanks HMAC300, the fuses are fine.

I have been googling the "valvula de Pare" and it comes up as IAC (Idle air control) valve.

I will look at the neutral safety switch - is this the same part as the IAC sensor valve/solenoid? I attached a picture.

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 12:38 AM
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  • hmac300
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No they aren't the same iac controls idle of engine and neutral switch lets you start car in park/neutral and controls back up lights

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 6:35 AM

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