Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

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Tam
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Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

Post by Tam »

Hi folks, hope you are all well!
My reverse lights have stopped working and the bulbs are ok, my next checks are the fuses then the switch.
Can anyone advise the locations of these please or anything else to check?

Thanks

Tam

2007 Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDI 92 BHP

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Re: Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

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The switches are a fairly common failure, depending on which gearbox is fitted it will either be right on the top of the gearbox casing or slightly to the front, it has a 2 pin plug.
Disconnect the plug & bridge the 2 terminals with a piece of wire & turn the ignition on, if the lights come on the switch is faulty.

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Re: Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

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wheeler wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 19:27
The switches are a fairly common failure, depending on which gearbox is fitted it will either be right on the top of the gearbox casing or slightly to the front, it has a 2 pin plug.
Disconnect the plug & bridge the 2 terminals with a piece of wire & turn the ignition on, if the lights come on the switch is faulty.
Thanks for this! Just updated my OP with car details which would have been handy. It's BE4-5L MANUAL GEARBOX

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Re: Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

Post by wheeler »

The switch should be located here.
Cant remember the socket size off hand to remove it but the socket needs to be quite thin walled as the recess it's in is quite narrow.
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Re: Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

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wheeler wrote:
20 Oct 2020, 13:03
The switch should be located here.
Cant remember the socket size off hand to remove it but the socket needs to be quite thin walled as the recess it's in is quite narrow.
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Great help mate-Thanks

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Re: Xsara Picasso reversing lights problem

Post by Tam »

Switch tested and changed-Worked a treat, thanks for your help!