How do I get my backup lights to work?


Asked by Jun 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM about the 1999 Hyundai Elantra 4 Dr GLS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced the bulbs and fuse. They still won't work. Anybody got an answer?

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Since you already replaced the bulbs and fuse, it's probably a bad switch. Most Hyundai's they are on the top of the transmission

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Does location matter whether standard or automatic? Mine is standard

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Oh, yep it probably will matter. That is automatic. There I go assuming again..when will learn......I will try and find out

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The connection switch is fitted to the gearbox. it is the only switch on the gearbox with two wires coming out of it. I pulled up the part and it looks just like that one

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When I say 'two wires' those are the ones that plug in to that switch


I appreciate the help. I have spent 2 hours online looking. :-(. I would figure gear box is under car? Got to do oil change so will look then. Never had to look for gear box


Cool thanks!!

Rebekah Brigode

if it aint the switch it could be the wiring itself.


Thanks Rebekah! It was the back up light switch. I replaced it and they work. Not a cheap part though.

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