[V6-12v] reverse lights?

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Mon Dec 26 21:10:42 EST 2005

Brian Heringer wrote:
> My wife has a '94 100 2.8 automatic.  When she engages
> reverse the back up lights do not come on and the passenger
> mirror will notkick down while the button is in the correct
> position on the dash. 

I'd check the wires the pass along the trunk lid hinges.
Age and the flexing over time causes the wires to break,
much like flexing a paper clip. When the wires break,
you get odd behavior, as the wires can "reconnect" for
a moment, causing the problem to go away.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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