Reverse lights not coming on when I shift into reverse.

Tiny
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  • 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?
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Chantal

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

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Tiny
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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
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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
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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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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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