[DML] Re: Reverse lights
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[DML] Re: Reverse lights


It sounds like you checked voltage on the wires where they attach to 
the switch.

There is a wire junction (a simple plug) just behind the engine. The 
wires are not a single piece from the reverse switch to the reverse 
lamps. The plug is located in a bad position that is subject to much 
exhaust heat from the crossover pipe. 

Trace the wires up to the junction. Make sure it isn't melted or 

Or, unless I've misunderstood, put the car in reverse and hook your 
meter up to the bulb socket center pin and holder and check for 12v. 
That will tell you for sure if the wires are unbroken between the 
switch and the tail light boards.

Rich A.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
> Hey Group,
> I am not very good at troubleshooting electrical problems so I 
thought I  
> would see if anyone else has had this problem.
> My reverse lamps stopped working.  Of course the first thing I did 
was  check 
> the fuse - still good.  I checked the bulbs - they looked good but 
I  swapped 
> them with the brake lamps (both are 1156's) and still no go.  I  
jacked up 
> the rear end and checked the reverse switch on the MT.  My meter  
shows +12 on 
> the switch spades when the wires are attached to them and the car  
is in 
> reverse.  I removed the female spades, cleaned the terminals, 
pinched  them with 
> pliers, and put them back on.  Still no reverse lamps.  
> Any ideas?
> Andy
> Fargo, ND  
> 1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596
> ************************************** See what's free at 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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