Reverse Lights?! What Are Those?!
Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:39 AM
Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend! feel sorry for me at work please!
I was wondering if anyone knows a reason as to why my reverse lights don't work at all?
i checked one of the bulbs while i was changing my indicator bulb and that one seems fine, it hadnt blown or anything.
but i remember they both stopped working, not just one... couldn't really be a coincidence that both bulbs went at same time could it?!
they havent working in a while... before i got it back on the road.
Also, i fitted a stereo with a cd changer and when i turn the volume up loud the stereo gets ridiculously hot, is this meant to happen? and my red dash light (the one opposite the orange light!) flickers on and off to the music, is this because the battery can't take the power of the stereo?
i bought the stereo off ebay secondhand...
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:42 AM
The reverse lights and switch on your car will be very different than those on mine so I can only offer basic suggestions. Though the bulb may look good, try a new bulb anyway. While the bulb is out, look inside the socket for any corrosion and clean any found using ScotchBrite pads or similar. After you fit the new bulb make sure there are no loose wires at the lamp housing. If that does not address the problem more in depth troubleshooting will be involved to make sure the wires are intact and that the switch itself is working. I leave that to others more familiar with later cars.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:09 AM
If it is the reverse switch, just a case of getting under the car and undoing it. Remember DONT tighten up the new one as far as it goes when you put it in. You will bust it!!!!
Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:05 PM
Quite common for the wires to short on the exhaust and melt. Best case it'll blow a fuse, worst case it'll melt the wires. Lift the carpet and see what lies beneath!
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:12 PM
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