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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central NC
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No Reverse Lights
What's up guys, here's my first problem to bring to the forum.
2004 Accord EX 4cyl, 5 speed manual trans. 105k miles.
I bought the car on Wednesday.
Tonight I noticed that my reverse lights are not working. I'm not sure if they were yesterday or the day before as it's hard to tell if they're working when you're in the driver's seat and it's light outside. The tail lights and brake lights work.
I have checked the #7 fuse in the interior fuse panel, the #7 fuse in the under-hood fuse panel, along with the #15 relay that is labeled 'Back Up'. I also checked the bulbs and put a multimeter on the bulb connector in the trunk lid. No power.
That leaves one thing - The reverse switch for the transmission. I do not know where this switch is. I pulled a sensor out of the transmission tonight thinking it was the reverse switch, but it smelled like gear oil and didn't have any sort of switch mechanism to it. I think it was a temperature sensor. It was on the transmission below the back of the battery on the side towards the front of the car. There was only one other switch I could see on the trans, and that one was on top of the trans near where it mates with the engine. I am pretty sure that would be the clutch switch that allows the engine to be started only when the clutch is pushed in.
If someone could please tell me where the reverse switch is or give me something else to check I'd really appreciate it.
2004 4Cyl/5MT Sedan Sold 3/14/15
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