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So i bought my new car and found out my reverse lights didn't work. I traced it down tot he switch being bad. Well i searched all over for pictures of where this thing was located and how to get at it. So here's my how to on it.

1. Jack up car, use jack stands to hold it up, then place the jack under the transmission to hold it for later. Now remove the battery.

2. Remove plastic that battery sits in there are 3 bolts. (sorry forgot to take a picture)

3. Remove Transmission mount. Make sure you put a jack or a jack stand under the transmission as a safety precaution because you do need to remove the transmission mount.

4. After you have finished removing all of those bolts. Pull the plastic clips that are holding in a variety of wires onto this metal mount. Then pull the metal out of the way. You should be able to see the switch.

5.To remove the switch you will need to 1 or 2 things. a 22mm deep socket or you are going to have to remove the piece that is mounted on the transmission it has 3 bolts on it listed below. ( i suggest you get some liquid wrench or something to help ya with these bolts.)

6. Finish removing the old switch and swap out the old one and plug in all back together.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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· Da fofo love remains
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wish i knew this. been driving around wit no reverse lights for a few years. never got caught by the boys in blue thou so meh. Good one thou dude!

· Captain Retard
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Get a haircut you hippy^^^^^. Good write up and damn, what a place to put it eh?

· Premium Member
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If you have a MTX-75 5-spd in that 16tdci it would be the same (only shift linkage changed for the MkIII). No diesels over here so we aren't too familiar.
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