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Posted: 29 May 2006 at 16:57 | IP Logged Quote matt_t

When sticking it into reverse no lights come on ?? Bulbs have been checked and switch in gear box shorted to check for operation, all apperently ok !! Is this a common fault and if so can anyone point me in the right direction? The car is a 51 plate 156 sports wagon 1.8 TS.
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Posted: 29 May 2006 at 17:49 | IP Logged Quote Nigel S

Is the plug on the 'box still pushed in?

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Posted: 30 May 2006 at 00:05 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

must be a fuse blown if its not the bulbs or switch.

typically for the reversing lights, the reversing switch "earths" the 12volt supply, theref ore completing the circuit. if swithc is activating as required, & the bulbs are good then its got to be ablown fuse of else a broken wire or else a loose connector, possibly in the boot area.

did you ahve any large bulky items in the boot recently.....or a mouse?
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Posted: 30 May 2006 at 00:21 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

Update, loks like that the 12v is feed thro the reverse switch & is earthed in the boot.





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Posted: 30 May 2006 at 11:26 | IP Logged Quote matt_t

Thats great, cheers for the info m8y ! Might try putting some cheese down too !
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Posted: 31 May 2006 at 23:33 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

Any update?
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Posted: 06 January 2013 at 12:29 | IP Logged Quote PhilW

I've a similar problem and this is how I tested the boot lid loom.

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