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reversing lights
« on: 01 December 2019, 17:09:04 »

My reversing lights do not work Checked bulbs and fuse all ok.I suspect the switch which I believe is on the gear box or a broken wire in the boot corner,Any idea of wire colour for this,
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #1 on: 01 December 2019, 17:20:51 »

White with black trace.

Auto box is switched by the selector switch on the box side, manual is a separate switch on the box tail.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #2 on: 01 December 2019, 17:45:47 »

If yours is a saloon it's quite likely to be in the wrapped loom that connects the body to the boot lid. Nearside at the bend where it flexes. As opposed to the gearbox.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #3 on: 01 December 2019, 17:56:23 »

If yours is a saloon it's quite likely to be in the wrapped loom that connects the body to the boot lid. Nearside at the bend where it flexes. As opposed to the gearbox.

That was my same problem I had. Good luck.  :y We need to keep theses cars on the road for as long as possible before their all gone.. :y
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #4 on: 01 December 2019, 20:10:19 »

If yours is an estate, I've found on a 2 different occasions the wires detach from the inside of the light unit inside the tailgate.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #5 on: 01 December 2019, 20:11:20 »

Actually it was the number plate light wiring, so forget that last post...... dih!
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #6 on: 01 December 2019, 20:22:57 »

Switch failure is most likely cause. I've had 2 fail on my manual Omegas. replacements are cheap, 15ish.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #7 on: 02 December 2019, 09:48:28 »

Thanks for the replies, I have a MOT tomorrow But I believe that on a car of this age Reversing lights are not covered This requirement came in for cars after 2009?.So I will sort out when it is a bit warmer.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #8 on: 02 December 2019, 10:51:15 »

As mentioned, boot lid wiring harness is the first place to start investigating.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #9 on: 05 December 2019, 10:01:02 »

passed MOT and no mention of reversing lights but advisory about position lights.Which lights are these?
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #10 on: 05 December 2019, 10:25:20 »

Side lights. The rear on a saloon has four. Two are on the boot lid.

Likely the boot lid pair aren't working. That points to your loom being broken between the body and the lid. On the nearside by the hinge.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #11 on: 05 December 2019, 11:10:44 »

Side lights. The rear on a saloon has four. Two are on the boot lid.

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IIRC the face lift only has 1 on each side ie the lights in the boot were dropped
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #12 on: 05 December 2019, 12:34:09 »

The lights were all working.The wording was.Position lamp slightly affected by the operation of another lamp Nearside Rear.I wondered which light was.
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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #13 on: 05 December 2019, 12:38:34 »

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Re: reversing lights
« Reply #14 on: 05 December 2019, 12:48:22 »

The lights were all working.The wording was.Position lamp slightly affected by the operation of another lamp Nearside Rear.I wondered which light was.
that tends to be a dimming of the lamp when the indicator or brake light is  switched on
poor earthing and corroded terminals
it's worth checking all the terminals,looms ,bulb holders
are both fog lights in the boot lid working ? (that proves good earth to the lid clusters for reverse lamp)
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