REVERSING LIGHT NOT WORKING ? TEST YOUR SWITCH & HOW TO FIT A DASH MOUNTED REVERSING SWITCH

FIT THE ORIGINAL WIRES OR EXTEND THEM IF NEEDED and ADD an EARTH WIRE
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My reversing light was not coming on so I removed the reversing light switch .

REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH coarse thread type fitted in 1997 ROBIN ;

Note that the plunger is in the OFF position when fully extended and goes to the ON position

when pushed inwards by the gearbox reverse gear ;

I used a deep 19mm socket to remove my type of reverse light switch which has the two spade terminals .

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I TESTED IT USING THE FOLLOWING METHOD

CONNECT a bulb to the REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH ;

One end of the bulb to the battery EARTH and the other end to the REVERSE LAMP SWITCH ;

CONNECT a separate wire direct from the battery POSITIVE

to the other spade on the REVERSE LAMP SWITCH .

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Note that the BULB is NOT LIT due to the REVERSE LAMP SWITCH

plunger being in the fully extended OUT position

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PRESS the BULB REVERSE LAMP SWITCH plunger FULLY IN and the bulb should LIGHT

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My switch was working perfectly when removed
from the gearbox but was not working when
screwed fully in due to the reverse gear position
in the gearbox not fully pressing in the switch plunger .
This meant that it was pointless buying a new switch
for the gearbox so I did the following.

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Find a spare switch position

{ In my case it was for the front fog lamps which were not fitted on my model }

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BUY AN ILLUMINATED ON OFF SWITCH

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CUT TWO SECTIONS OUT OF A CHEAP BAKING TRAY

{One & Three Eighths inch by One & a Half inch approx }

{ 32mm by 36mm approx }

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NOTE HOW THIN THE SECTION OUT OF A CHEAP BAKING TRAY IS

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PAINT the PLATE SECTION or COVER with DUCK TAPE

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REMOVE THE PLASTIC NUT AND THE SPACER and fit one FLAT PLATE SECTION

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FIT THE ORIGINAL WIRES OR EXTEND THEM IF NEEDED and ADD an EARTH WIRE

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FIT THE NEW REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH THROUGH THE DASH

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FIT THE NEW REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH FRONT PLATE and NUT to the  DASH

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NEW REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH  in the OFF POSITION

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NEW REVERSE LIGHT SWITCH  in the ON POSITION

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