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Old 07-05-2008, 10:43 PM   #11
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Probably a lot the same. I believe the IB5 tranny in the SPI and the MTX found in the rest of the foci (minus SVT) are very similar. I would get the part, see what it looks like and just dig around. Chances are its in the same place or very close.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #12
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they have the part, that's why I noticed it's slightly different from the one in the pic. I don't have alot of tools here so it's a mission they're gonna have to tackle through someone else :( just found out not only is the safety expired from feburary but the cars not registered since it doesn't have a safety lmao... been driving it around all weekend... it's kinda missing too at times, they changed the plugs and wires so maybe they crossed one or something, but when I crossed my zetecs wires it ran REALLY bad, there was clearly problems lol..
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Do you have the part number for that bad boy?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:57 PM   #14
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Thank you SO MUCH for this. I'm still learning about my car and stuff and I couldn't figure out what happened to my reverse lights. I knew it was a good idea to sign up for this forum, lol
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:22 PM   #15
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I happened to like the knob the last owner put in the car so I didn't want to make any major changes other than disabling the lockout, so I thought I'd share what I did as an alternative.

1. Remove the side "braces" that allow the lockout to move up and down.
2. Run a zip tie through the end of the "braces" and loop/tie underneath the lockout.
3. Trim the end of the zip tie and you're good to go.

Loops removed from the plastic lockout block.

Zip tie the lockout block up and out of the way. Only need to clear a 1/4" or so.

Finished and works great. Want it back to stock? Break out the wire cutters, snip the zip tie and pop the braces back onto the lockout.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:13 PM   #16
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^^^I am confused as to what this has to do with the reverse switch...
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:45 PM   #17
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Yeah jet, Under $30 "Fixes" maybe. Got tagged onto a thread that doesn't fit for sure!
(Can't see the advantage, unless the lockout isn't working right though..)
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Just used this how-to to fix my lights. Everything went smoothly. Thanks for the guide!
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Thanks or the info!
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:11 AM   #20
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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.
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