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Offline RWR

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Backup switch
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:45:40 PM »
Hi Everyone i was wondering if anyone on here works on cars?  I need some advice on how to change a backup switch. Thanks it does help me to keep my mind off Aids when under the car. Thanks
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 01:13:06 AM »
Hi Everyone i was wondering if anyone on here works on cars?

Sometimes.  I am very good at swinging a hammer.   :P

This is the switch that ( on some cars) is on the transmission/ transaxle.  It has a couple wires coming out of it, and plugs into a connector,... and this is what turns on, the reverse lights.

I've changed one before, on a Chevy sprint, years ago It was easy.

What year, make and model car are you changing this out on. Is this a manual or automatic transmission?

Ray


EDITED to ADD:  Did you check the backup light fuse first, to make sure that its not blown?
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 01:20:49 AM by J.R.E. »
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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 07:42:47 AM »
Are you confusing the backup switch (for the reverse lights) with the neutral switch?  A little more info and I'd be glad to assist you. 

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 10:23:58 AM »
hehehee... I was wondering why someone would need to backup their car. Thought you only needed to do that with computer files. ;D
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Offline RWR

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 10:51:07 AM »
Thanks  Yes Wolfie it is for the backup lights.  Ray it is a 1990 corvette.  Six speed.  I ordered the switch but it looks so tight under there. I hate tight spaces.
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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 11:03:28 AM »
How did you determine it's the switch if you're not sure where it's located?  Are you just assuming without testing in the correct order?  I'd test first to make sure you not have voltage out of the switch before replacing it.  There are too many other possibilities. 

Best of luck.  Since you own a classic, why haven't you invested in a Chilton's? ;D
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Offline RWR

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 11:41:15 AM »
Hey Wolfie I do have all the books. They do not always explain everything.  There is no voltage coming from the switch. I know where the switch is and tested it. I cannot get it off. I have put the car on stands and spent the day trying to get it off. It is in a tight spot. The slave cylinder for the clutch is also in that area. I thought there might be someone on here that has been under one.
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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 12:22:55 PM »

I hate tight spaces.

Oh the things that came to mind when reading that  :o
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Offline RWR

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 12:57:20 PM »
Solo it was really tight fit. There has to be a trick to it.  I was on my back chest hitting bottom of car.  Had lube on my hand and arm and still no luck.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 01:33:31 PM »


Here ya go,... Might give you some info.  Looks as though a special offset type of wrench, might be needed to get into that tight area:


http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-tech-performance/2732932-replacing-the-back-up-light-switch.html


The switch looks very similar to the one I changed years ago. Kind of like a small spark plug.

Ray
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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline RWR

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Re: Backup switch
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 01:45:52 PM »
Thank You Ray and Everyone who helped.  The book did not show that wrench. Monday i will put it up on its stands and try again.  Thanks
Hiv+ 1986
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