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Old 08-21-2011, 12:15 PM   #21
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Reverse light switch on IB-5 MTX you can easily get to from below , takes less than 3minutes to replace.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #22
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Thanks Jetrinka... Awesome how-to tutorial. Replaced mine yesterday and all went smooth. I didn't have to take the airbox out though...
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #23
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I'm pretty sure my reverse light switch went out. What is the part number for it? Thanks
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #24
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i have found SW5523 but also SW6492??
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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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 :)
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #27
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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.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #28
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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.
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