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Old 02-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Reverse lights constantly on...

Mom got pulled over 3 times on the way home from the airport last night due to here reverse lights being on.... No idea where to even start. I assume it's a short somewhere.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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auto? it could be the main "do all" switch on the transmission, but in the case of my 99 9-3 it was the relay under the dash.

if its a stick its probably the switch on the transmission.

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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if it is a manual, like viggenkid says it's probably the switch on the trans. i had broken my switch when i did my motor and trans swap and the lights were constantly on. although i never got pulled over for it.
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yup i drove around with mine on for like a year...
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #5
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I think some one else had the same problem, and it was like a wire in the trunk that was getting pinched. I think.

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Old 02-06-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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If 5 speed start at that the trans switch, mine was bad on my 99 9-5 Wagon, same thing. I pulled the bulbs til I got around to it.

The sedan's have a problem in the wiring loom where the wires follow the left hinge arm of the trunk lid. You pull back the accordian-like insulation and you will usually see a few wires bare from abrasion.
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yep it's a manual '05 aero sedan. I'll check the trans switch, and the trunk hatch loom
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:58 PM   #8
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yep it's a manual '05 aero sedan. I'll check the trans switch, and the trunk hatch loom
I believe trunk wiring issues were well known and rectified by MY2005, I'd start at the switch.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:06 PM   #9
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trunk wiring is the case, any ideas suggestions on how to fix?
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So you've got exposed wire in that loom?

I'd say just wrap each wire with electrical tape.
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