'98 Vectra 1.8 SL reverse lights prob

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by ßødincµs²°°°, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. As per subject, the reverse lights aren't working anymore - both. I
    suppose the bulbs are fine (will check anyway), where is the
    microswitch?

    TA
     
    ßødincµs²°°°, Nov 20, 2006
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  2. ßødincµs²°°°

    mikeFNB Guest

    on the gearbox, engine comp facing passenger seat. i think

    mike
     
    mikeFNB, Nov 21, 2006
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  3. ßødincµs²°°°

    me140 Guest

    If it is a manual box it is on the side of the box facing the front. Has 2
    wires going to it and is a 19mm spanner size.

     
    me140, Nov 21, 2006
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  4. Recently, me140 popped out over the fence
    around free.uk.cars.vauxhall and said...
    |If it is a manual box it is on the side of the box facing the front. Has 2
    |wires going to it and is a 19mm spanner size.
    |
    ||> on the gearbox, engine comp facing passenger seat. i think
    |>
    |> mike
    |>
    Ouch, in the engine comp? Why it is not near the gear lever, in the
    tunnel? 'twas easier...
    Oh, well... let's get dirty.

    It's a manual 5 gears, '98 1.8 16V engine.
    Where is it then exactly? (Don't need a map or a photo, just a hint!)
    Wire(s) colour can be helpful to identify.
    Can I reach it from the top, or do I need to crank up the car?
    How much for the replacement?
    Too many questions?
    Yes!

    Thanks again!

    PS Not to say, the bulbs are fine. (Grunt!)
     
    ßødincµs²°°°, Nov 22, 2006
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  5. ßødincµs²°°°

    mikeFNB Guest

    read me140's reply again it tell you where it is.

    it is mine that is on the other side as i say below.

    on my car, i do need to access from underneath, easily, unless i take the
    wheel off/remove plastic wheelarch. real pain!
    for yours, i do not know. if from top/bottom.

    it has a 2/3 wire connector plug/socket on it & looks like the bolt in
    stat/temp switch on the radiator.
    as me140 says it has a 19mm head connector etc ontop

    the sensors' connector on mine often gets soiled and popping the connector
    off and cleaning the contacts with spray often makes it work again.
    as does wriggling the connector, [i leave the ignition on and in reverse
    gear parked against a wall so to show when ive got it working.]

    you must be a bad omen, cause mine has gone again today after 6mths of ok!
    darn.......

    mike
     
    mikeFNB, Nov 22, 2006
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  6. Recently, mikeFNB popped out over the fence
    around free.uk.cars.vauxhall and said...
    |read me140's reply again it tell you where it is.
    I will, thanks!

    |it is mine that is on the other side as i say below.
    |
    |on my car, i do need to access from underneath, easily, unless i take the
    |wheel off/remove plastic wheelarch. real pain!
    |for yours, i do not know. if from top/bottom.
    Will Google... :)

    |it has a 2/3 wire connector plug/socket on it & looks like the bolt in
    |stat/temp switch on the radiator.
    |as me140 says it has a 19mm head connector etc ontop
    |
    |the sensors' connector on mine often gets soiled and popping the connector
    |off and cleaning the contacts with spray often makes it work again.
    |as does wriggling the connector, [i leave the ignition on and in reverse
    |gear parked against a wall so to show when ive got it working.]
    |
    |you must be a bad omen, cause mine has gone again today after 6mths of ok!
    |darn.......
    |
    |mike
    |
    Whoopppssss... Really, is it me? Or - probably - the miserable, wet and
    cold autumn weather is starting to take its toll on our cars? ;-)

    <grunt mode>
    Or - rather - the very silly reason that such sensor should be better
    protected and easily accessible for maintenance?
    Hmmm... Vauxhall... Built to last... al last... until the salesman is
    gone!
    </grunt mode>
     
    ßødincµs²°°°, Nov 23, 2006
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  7. ßødincµs²°°°

    mikeFNB Guest

    well I just took mine out very easy with a 19mm long reach socket thanks
    Me140
    easy to fix, the plunger gets full of gearbox oil & fails to push in all the
    way
    a quick couple of hard pushes in WD40 got all the oil out
    and a good dose of switch cleaner to lube the internals has proved worth
    while.too

    back in and working.

    ps I was able to reach mine from the top when you work it out the access is
    easy but you need to be slim!

    mike
     
    mikeFNB, Dec 3, 2006
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