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Old 07-26-2003, 20:11   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,
i've recently had my xf converted to manual and all is going well except currently my reverse lights are permanently on! well, when the car is on anyway. any idea on what it could be and how to fix it would be great. i'm guessing a dodgy switch or something.
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Old 07-27-2003, 03:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: reverse lights

could be that the neutral safety switch is stuffed in the new transmission. are the plugs the same between the auto and manuel?

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Old 07-27-2003, 06:17   #3 (permalink)
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mate i wouldn't have a clue whether the plugs are the same in the auto and manual, i just paid someone else to do everything. the lights actually worked properly for a while today but they are buggered again now. hey, at least they are on when i'm in reverse!

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Old 07-27-2003, 06:28   #4 (permalink)
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wot did it cost you, if u dont mind me asking?
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Old 07-27-2003, 06:34   #5 (permalink)
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don't mind at all, cost me $600 all up. it's a 4 speed single rail actually out of an XE, but apart from the 1st gear ratio being a bit lower, there really isn't much difference between that and the XF. still takes off heaps quicker than the auto. i'm stoked with it.
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Re: reverse lights

if it works sometimes and is stuck on sometimes, I'd bet on either a faulty switch that's sticking or a short somewhere in the two wires connected to the switch.
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:36   #7 (permalink)
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geez, thats a good price dude $60. well have fun and hope u can sour out your reversing lights. still say it is the neutral safety/reversing lights switch or a short.

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Old 07-28-2003, 18:30   #8 (permalink)
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it was actually $600, but i still thought that was a pretty good price. i'm gettin a service today and they said they'd have a look at the switch so hopefully the problem will be fixed today. i had a look at your car too YellowXF, it looks very nice and clean. will be sweet when you get those mods done.
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Re: reverse lights

There is no neutral saftey switch in manuals!!...

It will be the selector switch that engages reverse gear. It needs adjusting. It happens in heaps of Gemini's that are getting around. Check to see if the reverse switch is hooked up correctly...should only be 2 wires going to it.

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Old 07-28-2003, 19:06   #10 (permalink)
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didn't think it had a neautral safety switch either, figured it would be some kinda switch though. this may sound like a dumb question, but where exactly is the switch?
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