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    Problem with lights

    Hi, I have 2 problems that have appeared in the past week that may or may not be linked. This is on a Vauxhall Astra Estate (2001)

    1 - The reverse bulb does ot come on. I have checked and replaced the bulb and that is ok.

    2 - Breake lights, the 2 side breake lights dont come on, but the one thats mounted on the boot does come on, any ideas how they are connected up ? I have changed both bulbs to be sure and still no luck.

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    1 - replace the reverse light switch - mounted on the gearbox - try removing it and cleaning the contacts and plunger mechanism first

    also bridge the connectors and the lights will come on - proving that the switch is faulty

    Not sure on the brake light situation at this point in time as im not fully with it today lol




    New switch is £6.49 delivered: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-ASTRA-CALIBRA-MERIVA-REVERSE-LIGHT-SWITCH-NEW_W0QQitemZ370093166394QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Car sParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item370093166394& _trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65 %3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

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    the brake light will probably have a wire running down to one of the rear lights, have a look and see if you can see where it goes to and check the connection

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    Thanks for the info will check it later, and check a few things then as suggested.

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