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Reversing Lights - 996

Reversing Lights - 996

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stubbsy996

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738 posts

115 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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My son kindly pointed out yesterday that when reverse engaged no reversing lights on!
Presume most likely cause is bulbs need replacing but much appreciated if anyone would care to advise?
If it is bulbs where's best place to source them ebay?

X-UFO

267 posts

90 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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Could be the switch on the gearbox, not two bulbs gone at the same time

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chris_w

2,546 posts

161 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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Also check your fuses, they are on the same circuit as your electric wing mirror adjustors (or are on my 996 C2), so if they've stopped working too then bobs your mothers brother.

73 Duchess

335 posts

120 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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Happened me last year, my money's on the gearbox switch too. Easy fix.

911perv

1,415 posts

83 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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chris_w

2,546 posts

161 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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73 Duchess said:
Happened me last year, my money's on the gearbox switch too. Easy fix.
Do you think that could be what's blowing the fuse on my car?

73 Duchess

335 posts

120 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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Sorry chrisconfused, I didn't have any problems with the fuses at the time, it was just a switch replacement.

Nobby Diesel

1,675 posts

153 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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Are both lenses actually fitted with bulbs?
I've never bothered to look, but it's very common for the near side only to be the reversing light, even when there is a clear lense both sides.

sportsandclassic

3,766 posts

120 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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Hi,

Is it manual or tiptronic ?

Mike

stubbsy996

Original Poster:

738 posts

115 months

Monday 7th December 2009
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sportsandclassic said:
Hi,

Is it manual or tiptronic ?

Mike
It's manual Mike.

chris_w

2,546 posts

161 months

Tuesday 8th December 2009
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73 Duchess said:
Sorry chrisconfused, I didn't have any problems with the fuses at the time, it was just a switch replacement.
Ok thanks, I think it's one of the mirror motors but hadn't heard of the gearbox switches going before.

stubbsy996

Original Poster:

738 posts

115 months

Tuesday 8th December 2009
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chris_w said:
Also check your fuses, they are on the same circuit as your electric wing mirror adjustors
(or are on my 996 C2), so if they've stopped working too then bobs your mothers brother.
Checked that tonight and wing mirrors still working so that probably eliminates the fuse.
Yet to check bulb and gear switch, so bulb(s)check will be next!
Do both rear lights have reversing lights, or is it just nearside?
(996 C2 1998)

X-UFO

267 posts

90 months

Tuesday 8th December 2009
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stubbsy996 said:
chris_w said:
Also check your fuses, they are on the same circuit as your electric wing mirror adjustors
(or are on my 996 C2), so if they've stopped working too then bobs your mothers brother.
Checked that tonight and wing mirrors still working so that probably eliminates the fuse.
Yet to check bulb and gear switch, so bulb(s)check will be next!
Do both rear lights have reversing lights, or is it just nearside?
(996 C2 1998)
both left and right rear bulbs illuminate when reverse is selected.