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



Instead of checking the switch for voltage, you need to check it for "continuity".  Take those two female wires off the switch again, set the meter to check for resistance/ohms, and hold both leads on the switch.  When the car is in reverse, the switch should read "0 Ohms" across it's terminals, then should read "infinity/OL" (depending on the meter) when not in reverse.  Check it out, and let us know what the readings are.

Jon

----- Original Message ----
From: "Soma576@xxxxxxx" <Soma576@xxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2007 11:58:38 AM
Subject: [DML] Reverse lights

                              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
 
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