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Lighting Issues

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I have my driverside "city light" out. It's the bulb that's on with the parking lights just under the Litronics bulb. I pulled it today and it isn't blown. I replaced it anyway just in case and it still doesn't work. It worked when I bought the car and the wiring looks okay inside. I've also had my reverse lights stop working. I pulled those bulbs as well and they were fine too.

Any ideas?



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They shouldn't be related - the backup lights are on a different circuit. For the backup lights it's pretty much the fuse and the backup switch on the transmission. Have they had the engine or transmission out recently? If so, it could be they forgot to hook the backup switch wires - it's happened to a couple folks.

For the headlight issue - get your headlight removal tool from the car's tool kit and remove that headlight. Look at both the pins on the headlight for bent pins and/or corrosion. In the socket inside the car look for corrosion again and/or for a pin that has pushed back out of the socket.

These are the most obvious things we've seen before - good luck!

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I noticed that the plug only had three of the four pins, is that supposed to be that way? If not, how do I fix it?

No tranny or engine pulls lately. They just stopped working. I'll check the fuses tomorrow. Just seemed odd that all of this has happened recently.

Thanks for the info!


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Possible reverse lights problem:

The reverse switch screwed into the top of the transmission has been known to fail. Mine did. It is a cheap part to replace.

I pulled mine out, connected the plug to it and tested the pin switch by pressing on it with my finger. The reverse lights worked. Put it back in the car, no worky. The reverse engagement mechanism isn’t pushing the switch all the way.


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When I turn on my high beams, the bottom light comes on. That is the only time that bulb works. Could it be the switch? If so, is that relatively easy to replace? Has anyone else had an issue with the switch?



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