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    HELP my reverse lights don't work!!!

    Any suggestions on this one, both sides are out???

    Cheers
    2004 Zafira GSi veccy-c intake/cat-back milltek/alpine
    2006 Focus ST dreamscience/full mongoose 275bhp

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    Firstly check the fuse as listed in your owners manual, and if that's fine then I would probably say it's the reverse switch that's gone and needs replacing.

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    I've just booked it in to VX, the fuse looks fine so as you said proberly the switch.

    Common fault??
    2004 Zafira GSi veccy-c intake/cat-back milltek/alpine
    2006 Focus ST dreamscience/full mongoose 275bhp

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    not sure of this is still the case but it used to be that you unclipped the connector on the switch, shorted out the wires and if the lights come on (ignition on) then the switch is broken
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiJamie View Post
    I've just booked it in to VX, the fuse looks fine so as you said proberly the switch.

    Common fault??
    I'd unbook it if I were u - they'll just rip u off. It'll only take about 2mins to replace so why pay the stealers ridiculous labour charges for this.

    Switch can be had for about £8 from the dealers - part number 90482454

    One on ebay if ur lucky: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-REVER...ayphotohosting



    For the cost of a new switch it'd certainly be worth tryin this route first.

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    Thanks for the heads up, already had a !!

    It's under NetworkQ warrenty so shouldn't cost me a penny.

    Out of interest where abouts is this switch located?
    2004 Zafira GSi veccy-c intake/cat-back milltek/alpine
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    Reversing light switches are quite a common failure on many cars.

    Its located on the transmission above the drive shaft on the passengers side IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiJamie View Post
    I've just booked it in to VX, the fuse looks fine so as you said proberly the switch.

    Common fault??
    I had this prob mate dead easy to fix
    it the switch on the gear box just needs a clean
    as it gets dirty just WD40 on the unplug the switch an spray that an plug it back in

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    what dealers is your car from ?
    Crown's
    Magnus Vauxhall
    Tony LeVoi

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    what dealers is your car from ?
    Crown's
    Magnus Vauxhall
    Tony LeVoi
    I bought it from Chemlsford, but I think I will use Magnus.

    Any of the above I should steer clear of?
    2004 Zafira GSi veccy-c intake/cat-back milltek/alpine
    2006 Focus ST dreamscience/full mongoose 275bhp

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