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rt88

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Hello everyone, I have a 1992 Ford Explorer and when I put it in reverse the lights won't come on. I have checked the plug that connects to the transmission (automatic) and there is power going through. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks. :)
 



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Try to start the vehicle in reverse. If that works then it's likely that the switch in the transmission is bad.
 






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ok I'll give it a try, and get back to you.
 






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I gave it a try and they still do not turn on, can you elaborate on the switch, where exactly is it located do you know?
 






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i gave it a try but they still don't turn on, can you elaborate on the switch that you said might be the problem?
 






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It's the Neutral Safety Switch, I'm pretty sure it's responsible for turning your lights on. You might have a bad fuse or something then if the switch is doing it's job.
 






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thanks for replying. I checked the fuse and it is fine, do you know where exactly it is located?
 






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The neutral safety switch it's on the driver side of the transmission.it's right where the linkage bolts to the trans.it's easy to replace also.I think they're 50 bucks.
 






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[MENTION=269626]kyled07440[/MENTION] thanks for replying, do you happen to have a pic that you can share with me? Just so that I can know what i'm looking for, also is it better to view it from underneath or from the top of the transmission, like from the inside of the truck
 






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I don't have a pic, but just google the switch.and you can get to it underneath.I did it without even jacking the truck up.make sure the truck is in neutral with wheels chocked when replacing.
 






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Ok thanks I'll take a look tomorrow morning
 












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[MENTION=64288]MayJan[/MENTION] yes I did check them, I made sure to Check them before anything else
 






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[MENTION=269626]kyled07440[/MENTION] I know this is late but I'm getting the neutral safety switch today after I install the new one do I turn the truck on when in neutral or do I put it back in park? Or if anyone else knows please let me know :)
 






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It shouldn't matter either way. As long as the truck only starts in neutral or park and nothing else, it's working.
 






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Thanks for replying I installed it a few hours ago and the lights work like a charm :) thanks to all who steered me in the right direction
 






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