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    Hi, one of my reverse lights doesnt work. There is a symbol on the dash for it too.

    This light has never worked since I bought the car, but previously the light was not on the dash.

    I changed my rear lights (including the actual bulb holder/board) but it hasnt helped.

    I changed bulbs & checked fuses but no change.

    Is there anything left to check?

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    I would check all the metal connections in the plug block as well. These can corrode and cause a poor circuit....
     
     

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    Is the dash light definately for the reverse light?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh0x View Post
    Hi, one of my reverse lights doesnt work. There is a symbol on the dash for it too.

    This light has never worked since I bought the car, but previously the light was not on the dash.

    I changed my rear lights (including the actual bulb holder/board) but it hasnt helped.

    I changed bulbs & checked fuses but no change.

    Is there anything left to check?

    Thanks for reading
    you say that only one of your reverse lights work well there is only one reverse light the other side is a fog light
     
     

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    There is only one reverse light?? :o thats new to me!

    So my Passengers side has the reverse light? Because thats the side that works.

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    Is the dash light definately for the reverse light?
    I assumed it was reverse light because the indicators seemed to be working, I didnt even check the fogs tbh :(
    But the bulb for that holder has been replaced anyway so whatver the light is, it still hasnt seemed to change it?

    I will put my rear fogs on and see it it helps, Ill try to clean the connections too thanks
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    assuming your lights are the ones in your sig i dont see how you can have a reversing light where the clear glass part of the lense is mines at the bottom on the passenger side as is the fog light on the drivers side
     
     

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    Oh, the bulb holders are movable. I had to move one as it was in the wrong bit.

    But this was still a problem with the Standard lights. No change since my upgrades?

    Can you confirm that its only meant to be ONE reverse light?
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    yeah i was gonna say i only have one reverse light.
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    same i only have one reverse light...... My light on the dash came on on my car yesturday and its the break light i think. So i going to sort it out finally 2day with my front fog..... The light on the dash looked like this
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    Oh so it most probably is just the one reverse light, thats quite rubbish, its better to have one either side.. Oh well

    Thats the same symbol I have on mine.
    But Im guessing they only have one symbol for either back light? As couldnt make it out with the dash lights off.


    Im going to have a look at the fog light fuse if there is one, and maybe try to clean those connections again.
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