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Old 20-05-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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Question Reverse lamps

I have recently purchased a 95 ef fairmont but it has no reverse lamps,i have checked the bulbs and fuse but to no avail,where do i go from here?.
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Old 20-05-2018, 03:53 PM   #2
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Check the relay or the switch on the transmission. There are probably more scientific places to check but if you start small there's a high chance that it's a cheap component.
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Old 23-05-2018, 06:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Reverse lamps

Change the inhibitor switch on the transmission.

Like most auto's, this controls reverse lamps as well as the neutral/park start.
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Old 29-05-2018, 08:06 PM   #4
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changed the inhibitor switch but no differance.
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Old 30-05-2018, 06:19 AM   #5
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With the ignition on, check you are getting power at the switch
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Old 30-05-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
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With the ignition on, check you are getting power at the switch
Sorry if i sound like i have limited knowledge on what to do but do i turn the ignition on until the dash lights up,do i put the gear selector in reverse or just leave it in park and which wire(colour) do i prod at the inhibitor,i have pulled the tail light out and tested at the bulb but no power getting to that at all.
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Old 31-05-2018, 06:25 AM   #7
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Leave in park.
Turn key to "on"
Climb under car and make sure there is power at switch.
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:52 AM   #8
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Finally got a chance to look at the switch,tested it and there is no power at all getting to it,where to from here.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:40 AM   #9
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Also there is power at the fuse that is in the fuse box on the right hand lower side of the steering wheel.
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Old 30-08-2018, 06:45 AM   #10
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How'd you go mate, work it out?
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