Backup light switch replacement

motogo1 motogo1 at
Mon Nov 25 16:27:02 EST 2002

It has been a while, but IIRC,  I got mine out with just an adjustable
wrench. Not too hard either. Sounds like yours is stuck in there pretty
good. You might want to heat things up by driving the car a bit. I had good
luck getting an O2 sensor out with some heat.  Also, make sure your
extensions and universal joint are not binding.

Gary Martin
94 UrS4
91 200 TQA

----- Original Message -----
From: <mallick at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: Backup light switch replacement

> Grrr... a simple job turns out to not  be so simple...
> I tried to replace my broken backup light switch this weekend.  Put 22mm
> well socket over switch, together with a couple of 3/8" extenders and a
> universal joint to get the ratchet wrench up where I could get some
> Tried to get the switch loose, but no luck, even with a pipe extender on
> ratchet handle.
> Am I missing something here, or am I just not strong enough?  Is it easier
to do
> from below (somehow I think not)?
> John Mallick
> 200q20v w/o backup lights...
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