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Old 04-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Reverse lights not working?

Hey guys I have a 2003 Sport TJ, both reverse lights stopped working suddenly, checked fuse #7 in glove box which is supposed to be for the lights but it seems fine, any idea where I can find the switch that activated the lights? I've read somewhere that I have to take off my transfer case to access it but I really dont want to do all that, thanks!

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Old 04-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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Which transmission do you have? It makes a difference when telling you the switch type and location.

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Check out this thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/no-b...ml#post2154799
Post #2 for manual trans
Post #6 for auto trans
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Ah sorry,forgot to tell ya I have the NV3550 tranny along witht eh 4.0l. Thanks Wheel2Work! I'll post a reply if/when I find the problem!
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Ok update, I was fiddling around the passenger side of the tranny where the transmission starts to get wider and on top of it I found this VERY loose nut/plug thing, I know it shouldn't be loose so I'm a bit worried, tons of grease, I suspect it's something to do with the reverse light indicator?
(2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 4.0L/NV3550)
Thanks! BTW I already checked voltage and bulbs and fuse, they're all perfectly fine. This problem started after a rough ride on a bumpy road, so I guess the shaking was the straw that broke the camel's back?
Here are the pics of the bolt:

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Okay well retarded me, I was looking on the passenger side for the plug, but there is still the problem of that metal part I found very loose and half of it was out.

UPDATE: Found reverse light sensor, looks good, gonna check wire harness next, any idea where to start on wire harness? :s
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
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It looks like it may be a retainer bolt or one of the housing bolts? I am unsure of the location, but here's a link for the NV3500 for you: MANUAL TRANSMISSION - NV3550
I hope this helps out a little.
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Okay well I cleaned out the clip for the reverse light sensor, didnt work, an hour later a friend got in to drive it and boom! lights came on! been working ever since, thanks for the help Wheel2Work, still a bit worried about the bolt I found, it has no thread on it and isn't exactly at the center of the transmission. It's on the side.
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Okay well I cleaned out the clip for the reverse light sensor, didnt work, an hour later a friend got in to drive it and boom! lights came on! been working ever since, thanks for the help Wheel2Work, still a bit worried about the bolt I found, it has no thread on it and isn't exactly at the center of the transmission. It's on the side.
Where did you find the reverse light sensor...I'm having the same problem...thanks
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #10
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Where did you find the reverse light sensor...I'm having the same problem...thanks
Driver side, beside/above drive shaft, only plug that's on the side of the tranny, has two wires and two plugs leading to the connector
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Thanks man

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