reverse light is staying on

Brenda Taylor

Asked by Mar 06, 2014 at 09:18 PM about the 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit 2 Dr Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Reverse light switch stuck closed, crosscircuit in the backup light wiring.

Brenda Taylor

how do you go about fixing this? do you need a new back up light switch?


If that is indeed the problem, you will need to do a little checking first, like if you unplug the switch do the lights go out, if they do then most likely the switch is bad, or the lever in the trans is bent or broken, if they don't then you have a wiring problem and you will have to trace it down.

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