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Old 07-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Reverse Lights NOT Working

I have an 03 CLS6 and i just noticed the reverse lights don't work!! i have check the fuses and the bulbs and both are fine. the mirror thats supposed to fold down when in reverse does work either. Has anyone had this problem and found the way to fix it

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Because of the mirror and reverse not working, you can assume the car isn't getting the signal for the reverse gear.

Are you 100% sure the reverse relay isn't faulty? Check the voltage to be absolutely sure.
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Because of the mirror and reverse not working, you can assume the car isn't getting the signal for the reverse gear.

Are you 100% sure the reverse relay isn't faulty? Check the voltage to be absolutely sure.
reverse relay? dont know where that is... i have put a continuity tester to the reverse light harness is before it goes into the bulb and nothing
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Are your reverse lights coming on in any gear or parked?
Could be the netrual safety switch/range switch. does the car start only in park and neutral?
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Are your reverse lights coming on in any gear or parked?
Could be the netrual safety switch/range switch. does the car start only in park and neutral?
Car is a 6 spd and no they do not light up at all.
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Check the switch on the gearbox? Haven't had it happen on my CL but many years ago the reverse switch went bad on my Legend 5 speed. On that there was one swicth for reverse and another for neutral. (Neutral signal went to ECU)

I seem to remember when the fuse popped for the reverse lights the instrument cluster lights dropped out too.

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Check the switch on the gearbox? Haven't had it happen on my CL but many years ago the reverse switch went bad on my Legend 5 speed. On that there was one swicth for reverse and another for neutral. (Neutral signal went to ECU)

I seem to remember when the fuse popped for the reverse lights the instrument cluster lights dropped out too.
Where exactly is the switch on the gear box on the cl? How do i check it?

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5 28700-PWL-013 SWITCH ASSY., BACK LIGHT (BLACK) (U-SHIN) is the the part i need
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Most honda parts sites have pictures. #5 in this one.

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Most honda parts sites have pictures. #5 in this one.

Ok I have seen the diagram but can anyone take a pic of the actual switch on the car
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Looks pretty easy to see from above in that parts diagram. Should be under the intake tube from air filter to throttle body. My suggestion was just that, an idea of something to check. Check it for open or closed when car is in reverse etc. May not be bad? You need to check it first.
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Looks pretty easy to see from above in that parts diagram. Should be under the intake tube from air filter to throttle body. My suggestion was just that, an idea of something to check. Check it for open or closed when car is in reverse etc. May not be bad? You need to check it first.
the diagram above is of an accord...

the diagram of the cl transmisson its #15

http://cdn.revolutionparts.com/ill2....593&make=acura

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