Guide: Replacing Reverse Light Switch

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Guide: Replacing Reverse Light Switch

Postby Maff Si on Sun Feb 29, 2004 2:14 am

I finally got round to fitting my new switch today, heres a guide to removal and fitting, Enjoy :)

This is what you need, think they are around £7ish but dont really know cos i used the one from my old B5 Gearbox
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The reverse light switch is situated at the front of your gearbox (If you don't believe me take a quick peek at your bell housing) :lol:
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If you follow this there is no need to touch the undertray :D

It may be worth cleaning the electrical plug connections first incase its just dirty !

once you have established the switch is faulty by bridging the connector

loosen the switch with 22mm spanner then snap off the plastic connector :oooh:
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this will enable you to use a socket and some sort of T piece to undo the switch :Q


Here is what i used for the job...
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You will have to screw the new switch in as far as you can with your fingers :rolleyes: then use the spanner to give it a final tighten :D

See also http://www.fiestaturbo.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=740488&highlight=#740488
Last edited by Maff Si on Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Excursion on Sun Feb 29, 2004 1:13 pm

The switch in your third pic down is actually an escort one, I don't think they work in a fiesta.

You can only use black ones I think.
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Postby Maff Si on Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:22 pm

Excursion wrote:The switch in your third pic down is actually an escort one, I don't think they work in a fiesta.

You can only use black ones I think.


Yeah Mark thats why i was replacing it as the gearbox was from an escort
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Postby ~Tony~ on Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:35 pm

hey thats great mine has just gone great guide mate
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Postby Rhinopower on Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:10 am

went to do it this morning, i cant find the switch, can any1 illustrate a bet better where it is, haynes manual is a loads of s**t aswel
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Postby M4RK Si on Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:19 am

guide forum ;)
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Postby Project on Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:06 am

Yep - useful information in there which is a helluva lot more helpful than haynes.

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