Re: Reverse light switch - R380 gearbox.
Derry Argue wrote:
> The reversing light on my 1997 D90 300Tdi stopped working a while ago and I
> decided to sort it today.
> I removed the centre seat and panel underneath and could then locate the
> switch by feel. Without being a contortionist, it would seem very difficult
> to get at it from below. I shorted out the female connector and the reverse
> light came on, so the electrics are OK.
> Google says this switch is not adjustable. Is this correct? The one on the
> LT77 apparently is. Whether it is or not, it is going to be a sod to get
> out. I got a flattish 19mm ring spanner onto it by threading the wiring and
> connector through the spanner but I couldn't get it to turn because the
> spanner snagged on the side of the gear box. Either I need a cranked ring
> spanner or I need to make up a special tool with an old 19mm socket and a
> piece of bar. Or, if the switch really has to be replaced, I can cut off
> the wires and use a socket. Google makes mention of a "special tool". Any
> ideas what that looks like?
> Of course, after all this fiddling around, the reverse switch decided to
> work. Frankly, I don't trust it and, depending on advice here, would prefer
> to go for a replacement switch.
> Any comments? Am I on the right track?
IIRC the R380 switch is indeed non-adjustable ... and a right barsteward
Have fun :-))