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Old 06-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #11
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I was referencing the 3rd brake light my bad.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #12
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There is a switch on my zts sedan mtx under the shift boot on the rear side of the shifter. Its a small switch. Mine is bad and if I hold it in reverse with some "authority" the reverse lights cone on

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Old 06-16-2013, 01:52 AM   #13
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I'm going to guess the hatch wires up on top between the hatch and body. Are you sure your brake lights work?
every rear light on the car works EXCEPT the reverse lights. licenses plate blinkers park lights break lights they all work. I pulled the switch on the tranny and jumped the plug and the lights still did not work... I tested the plug with a light tester and nothing... so far all I know is they are no power going to the reverse light switch on the transmission
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:57 AM   #14
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There is a switch on my zts sedan mtx under the shift boot on the rear side of the shifter. Its a small switch. Mine is bad and if I hold it in reverse with some "authority" the reverse lights cone on

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is that a 5 speed and do you know if they are a switch in the ZX3 under the shift boot as well?
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:10 AM   #15
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I thought the reverse switch is on the transmission? not inside of the car?
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[QUOTE=kwg2371;4777935]I thought the reverse switch is on the transmission? not inside of the car?[/QUO

my reverse switch is on the tranny under the battery box .....someone mentioned a switch by the shifter under the shifter boot I thought maybe they were a secondary switch??
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:35 AM   #17
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just a side note... I have a short shifter installed would that affect the reverse lights?? they havnt worked since ive had the car
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just a side note... I have a short shifter installed would that affect the reverse lights?? they havnt worked since ive had the car
no it wouldn't effect it. I'd put money on the sensor on the trans, I have the exact same problem I just dont give 2 damns to replace it lol
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:55 AM   #19
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Round and round in circles we go...................if you have no power at the switch you must go further back and find out why. The car not gonna fix itself. You bother to test for power at switch but not earlier in circuit at fuse position, or goofy. Depending on how the circuit is run, it may pass power through the switch or simply switch to ground, or right back at fixing the hatch harness where they commonly break like others said. Just because everything else works means nothing, one wire generally breaks first then others, chaosian theory at its' finest. Funny to watch a ten cent circuit like this drive people nuts.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:43 PM   #20
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why not run power to the switch and see if they work that way then if they do then find out where you power has gone to
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