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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng, Repaired my own cars and others for 20 years, worked in Formula 1 for 10 years
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How do I replace a reverse light switch in a 1992 Toyota

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How do I replace a reverse light switch in a 1992 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L engine Automatic transmission. The reverse lights (both) don't work. They were replaced but still not working. The fuse is ok and other equipment on it work. I assume switch. Other troubleshooting I should try first?
JA: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?
Customer: automatic trans, no.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, just need to know the location of the reverse switch
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nope
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.


the switch is top of the Transaxle

It just unscrews.If there no power at the switch than you need to test more,But if you have 12v with the ignition on then fit a jumper wire across the two wires at the switch and put it in rev with the key on.
If the lights come on you need a switch.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I've looked for the past 2 days and I do not see anything connected to the transaxel on top, could it be in another location?
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.


ok an alternative position is on the front of the transmission where your cable hooks up next to the tranny lines.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok, I see a 2 wire connector on the bottom corner next to the neutral switch, would that be the guy I'm looking for?
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

that sounds right - try checking if it has 12V as mentioned

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.


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relay) and also the connections to the crankshaft speed sensor.