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Hi all 

my reverse lights stay on in neutral and sometimes drive on my tiptronic 996 1999

I am lead to believe the switch is under the Centre console but having removed it I can’t see it, also someone has cut some wires, see pics
This is a 1999, could it be under the car?  I did hear prefacelift 996’s could possibly under the car, not sure what the two cut wires are about either! 

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32 minutes ago, Beetlebum66 said:

Hi all 

my reverse lights stay on in neutral and sometimes drive on my tiptronic 996 1999

I am lead to believe the switch is under the Centre console but having removed it I can’t see it, also someone has cut some wires, see pics
This is a 1999, could it be under the car?  I did hear prefacelift 996’s could possibly under the car, not sure what the two cut wires are about either! 

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Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

It is under the car on the transmission, replacement procedure: http://www.locodemoto.com/transfer/Replacing-Reverse-Lights-Back-Up-Lights-Switch.pdf

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10 minutes ago, Beetlebum66 said:

I’ve read that early 996’s had the switch on the gearbox, see pic 

although I could be wrong, just something I’ve read about ZF tiptronic gearboxes, I shall keep digging 

all the best 

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That is the neutral safety switch; the reverse light switch is under the console as pictured above.

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So the reverse lights stay on, sometimes even while in drive.  It looks to me like it is a simple on/off switch controlled by the movement of the shift lever against the roller and microswitch.  How do you know it is not the microswitch that is bad?  You could pull the wire connectors and test the switch for on/off easily with an ohm meter, or test for on/off voltage with a volt meter.  Simple enough test to see if maybe the switch is faulty.

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