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11-24-2012 10:37 AM
wintrjr Guetenburg . . . I did the very same thing. I removed the battery and decided to see if I could get at it without removing anything more. It wasn't easy, with the size of my meat hooks . . but I did it and my reverse lights are working again, pretty easy fix.

Not to say that this wasn't a great thread with great pictures because it definitely is, I just found you can do it with much less removed.
11-21-2012 10:38 AM
neamerjell
Just replaced mine using this tutorial

Thank you very much for making this tutorial (especially the pics)!

As usual, I never attempt a major repair with out somebody available to run to the store to get parts or tools. My definition of major repair is anything beyond replacing the air filter or spark plugs. Its just smart to never work alone, you never know when you'll need some help.

Things I discovered while doing this repair:

7/8" deep well socket works well if you didn't remember that the switch was 22mm

13/16" spark plug socket works well for the transmission mount nut

Make sure your jack is in good working order BEFORE attempting this repair - I was lucky, the transmission only dropped about 1 1/2 to 2 inches so I jacked it back up and put the mount back on in a hurry while Dad went to Harbor Freight and bought a new jack.
07-25-2012 04:55 PM
Sniperx Excellent!
07-02-2012 05:11 PM
grahama Thank you for this great write up. Rep for you!

Took me a little while to get to the beast, but a good cleaning was all she needed. Presto, changeo...reverse lights work again :)
12-01-2011 11:51 AM
wakeboarder1987 i have found SW5523 but also SW6492??
11-29-2011 07:17 PM
wakeboarder1987 I'm pretty sure my reverse light switch went out. What is the part number for it? Thanks
11-06-2011 06:00 PM
psycoustic Thanks Jetrinka... Awesome how-to tutorial. Replaced mine yesterday and all went smooth. I didn't have to take the airbox out though...
08-21-2011 01:15 PM
nilskje Reverse light switch on IB-5 MTX you can easily get to from below , takes less than 3minutes to replace.
08-21-2011 11:11 AM
Guetenburg I just wanted to say thank you and that this post was very helpful!

I will say however that I didn't need to remove the battery, trans mount or trans mount bracket to get at the sensor. It looks like you have an aftermarket air intake and filter. On the 2007 production 2.0L that I have, I was able to remove the aircleaner with 2 bolts and then disconnected the air intake hose by loosening the clamp at the throttle. Then I was able to get at the switch. First, I disconnected the wire and checked if it was the switch that was a problem by jumping the connector with a wire and the backing lights worked. So then I used a 7/8 inch deepwell socket and was able to get in under the trans mount and remove and install the switch. No need to take out the battery or the battery tray. I thought this was much simpler.
08-21-2011 11:08 AM
Guetenburg Thanks or the info!
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