Reverse lights not working

audio

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its a GRJ mate but she is sitting in shed (since she got nothing to do..lol) waiting for other bits n bobs plus oils etc.
 
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cheechy

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Going to resurrect this thread once more. So the tower in my grj was replaced by one from a 75 and last month. Almost immediately the display on my colour DIS has been showing up that the car is in reverse even though I'm in a forward gear...but it's very much intermittent. Its certainly more likely to show on longer journeys...as for instance I just took the car out for a short trip and the display was working perfectly.
Very hard to verify if the reverse lights are coming on if I have to get someone to follow me on a 30 mile trip.
Do all 1.4tdi cars use the same reverse switch? Even if they do from above I'm guessing the switch can be replaced from underneath and some brute force?
 

audifan

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May be worth checking the wiring to see if it is damaged. So you know if the switch makes the circuit or breaks it, remove the plug and see if the reverse lights come on then try shorting the pins in the plug to see if they then come on. Do you have the correct counter balance weight fitted?
 

cheechy

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May be worth checking the wiring to see if it is damaged. So you know if the switch makes the circuit or breaks it, remove the plug and see if the reverse lights come on then try shorting the pins in the plug to see if they then come on. Do you have the correct counter balance weight fitted?
Hi yup thanks the weights were swapped over.

Managed to pickup an OEM switch for 10 quid anyways (they are cheap) but will check out the wiring at the same time.

Dont know if its easier to remove the tower or try to change in situ - suspect its the former.
 

cheechy

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The selector was set up correctly?

Yup fairly certain as the gear change is good now.
 
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