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    Possible Electrical Fault

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    Weve just spotted that our 55 plate Astra Design 1.9cdti has both reverse lights not working? I have taken both light clusters off and replaced both bulbs (original bulbs looked in good condition though) and this has made no difference? Has anyone had anything similar happen? Any suggestions as to what it may be?

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    Dale you'll probably have a faulty reverse light switch which is on the gearbox
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    Hi, thanks for that, are they a known fault on these cars as i've never known one go before? Are they relatively easy to replace yourself or is it a garage job?

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    I believe my MK4 turbo has the same gearbox as your diesel so with full left hand steering lock you can lead in between the front bumper and wheel with a 19mm spanner to get to the switch

    I've just replaced mine for the 2nd time in 18 months
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    Do you have the 5 or 6 speed gearbox?

    And they do go. Seem to go more often on cars that dont have the gearbox oil changed that often.
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    Hi there, we have the 6 speed box on ours? Does that affect the location of it? I dont know about frequency of gearbox oil changes as weve only owned the car a couple of weeks. It has done 111,000 though.

    Thanks for info on getting to it with a 19mm spanner, is it simply a case of unscrew and drop a new one in? Is it worth going to a dealer for a new one (any ideas on price?) or is it a generic part as they seem to be selling on ebay for under a tenner?

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    I think the switch is on the selector bit ontop of the gearbox on the 6 speed.

    And yeah they all look the same (Not sure if they are)
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    Just checked mine and it on the selector bit.

    With bonnet open look down and you should just be able to make out the switch screwing into the housing from the front.
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    Thanks very much for that, much appreciated

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    Infact here is a picture

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