Reverse lights not working please help - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #11
don627
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 56863
Location: dayton, ohio
What I Drive: 2007 infra-red zx3

Posts: 394
FF Reputation: 1 don627 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I was referencing the 3rd brake light my bad.
don627 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #12
lowzts
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
lowzts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 115627
Location: palm coast/ st augustine, FL
What I Drive: 02 liquid grey zts mach audio

Posts: 49
FF Reputation: 1 lowzts Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
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

Sent from my ZTE N9120 using FF Mobile
lowzts is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:52 AM   #13
suprchrgd_zx3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
suprchrgd_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87400
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2001 black w/blue flake suprchd ZX3

Posts: 36
FF Reputation: 1 suprchrgd_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by don627 View Post
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
suprchrgd_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 12:57 AM   #14
suprchrgd_zx3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
suprchrgd_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87400
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2001 black w/blue flake suprchd ZX3

Posts: 36
FF Reputation: 1 suprchrgd_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowzts View Post
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

Sent from my ZTE N9120 using FF Mobile
is that a 5 speed and do you know if they are a switch in the ZX3 under the shift boot as well?
suprchrgd_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 01:10 AM   #15
kwg2371
Focus Addict
 
kwg2371's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Fan#: 82857
Location: springfield, IL
What I Drive: 03 screming yellow SVT #1841

Posts: 1,240
FF Reputation: 3 kwg2371 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
I thought the reverse switch is on the transmission? not inside of the car?
__________________
HatchNation #36
FF 13 best audio
FF 13 3rd place best in class SVT
FFW 13 best focus
FFW 13-14 best in class SVT
kwg2371 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #16
suprchrgd_zx3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
suprchrgd_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87400
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2001 black w/blue flake suprchd ZX3

Posts: 36
FF Reputation: 1 suprchrgd_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
[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??
suprchrgd_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 01:35 AM   #17
suprchrgd_zx3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
suprchrgd_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87400
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2001 black w/blue flake suprchd ZX3

Posts: 36
FF Reputation: 1 suprchrgd_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
just a side note... I have a short shifter installed would that affect the reverse lights?? they havnt worked since ive had the car
suprchrgd_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 01:38 AM   #18
kwg2371
Focus Addict
 
kwg2371's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Fan#: 82857
Location: springfield, IL
What I Drive: 03 screming yellow SVT #1841

Posts: 1,240
FF Reputation: 3 kwg2371 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suprchrgd_zx3 View Post
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
__________________
HatchNation #36
FF 13 best audio
FF 13 3rd place best in class SVT
FFW 13 best focus
FFW 13-14 best in class SVT
kwg2371 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 01:55 AM   #19
amc49
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 4,464
FF Reputation: 23 amc49 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
amc49 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #20
ShadyNova
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
ShadyNova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 84525
Location: Sycamore, IL
What I Drive: 2003 Gry/Gry ZX3

Posts: 25
FF Reputation: 1 ShadyNova Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
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
ShadyNova is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.