Where's the backup switch located on the transmission?

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Fri Apr 18 11:03:25 EDT 2003

On Friday, April 18, 2003 8:10 AM, Kneale Brownson
[SMTP:knotnook at traverse.com] wrote:
> At 09:30 AM 04/18/2003 -0400, Peter Schulz wrote:
> >Folks:
> >
> >Backup lights aren't working.
> >
> >I have a sloppy shifter that needs some parts replacement, but in the
> >meantime would like to at least get the back up lights to work.
> >
> >didn't see it under the shift boot or around the console, so I assume
> >its only accessable from underneath the car?
> >
> >Looked into Bentley manual and could not find the location.
> >
> >ANy BTDTs>
> Did you check that you have no power to the wiring in the bulb socket?
> 200q20v's backup light sockets get corroded every year or so and the
> quit lighting, but there's power to the wires there, so it's a clean-up
> task for me, usually.

When *my* backup lights quit working last winter, it was because of a
wiring break at the trunk hinge...the switch (on the side of the tranny)
was working just fine.

Henry Harper
http://www.henry-harper.com hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 118k
1988 GTI 16v, 235k
now a 10-minute bike ride from work, have driven (to work) once in two

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