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    confused tempremental reverse lights

    first can i start by apologising if i have posted this in the wrong section.

    my reverse lights have a mind of there own and only work when its been throwing down and have started coming on the odd time whie its dry, are there any common faults with reverse lights on them

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    Take the light out maybe a corroded/ shorted out board mate
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    had this sort of prob on my old vec b turned out to be reverse switch on gear box

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    Hope the REC is,nt going down, REC = Rear Electrical Centre, which is one of the many on board computers that the Vectra c as. Make sure that it is dry, an that all the multi plugs and connections are clean and secure. The REC is behind the N/S/R trim in the boot, it also incorporates the fuse box aswell....

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    Do they temporarily work when in reverse, or do the just randomly come on when the car isnt in reverse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPCobra View Post
    Do they temporarily work when in reverse, or do the just randomly come on when the car isnt in reverse?
    no they dont come on other than when its in reverse,they come on every now and again in reverse and then work properly when it throwing down

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    Any suggestions for when the reverse lights are coming on randomly whilst driving (forwards)?

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by theonemranderson View Post
    Any suggestions for when the reverse lights are coming on randomly whilst driving (forwards)?

    Many thanks
    Poor switch or poor connection somewhere ie bad earth or touching wires

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    I've got a bad earth on one of my tail lights, and arcing has completely burnt the pins, so now I'm having permanent poor contacts on the whole tail light, with errors displaying on the screen, etc.

    However, it's localized to only one tail light (BTW, I'm looking for a full hatcback boot loom, if anyone has one to sell).

    The fact both are either working or not working at the same time, and the OP isn't apparently having any problem with the other bulbs means this is not just a problem of bad earth, or at least not on the rear side (neither the tail lights themselves nor the REC, or all bulbs would suffer the same problem at the same time).

    I think the reverse switch should be investigated there.

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