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reverse lights stuck on after electrics' die :\

Hi guys, just got back from Tesco after breaking down, with a turn of the key the car wouldn't start couldn't even hear the starter motor. Had this problem a few times whilst driving, the car would just loose all power but then would kick back in because the car was in motion. So today after a couple of minutes I managed to bump the car which started it, but now I have found my reverse lights are stuck on and a break light is out. So could anyone help with the potential problem with loosing power and reverse lights sticking? and how to rectify both problems ?


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Re: reverse lights stuck on after electrics' die :\

Gear box reverse switch comes to mind.
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Re: reverse lights stuck on after electrics' die :\

Hi possibly a coil fail causing power loss, brake bulb could happen anytime so I wouldn't worry too much about that but I would renew both bulbs, the other will probably blow soon too, and reverse lights staying on could be the reverse light sensor failed possibly due to bumping the car did you bump it in reverse at all. I would disconnect the reverse sensor and the lights should go out and then reconnect and hopefully it's just a glitch, the sensor in on the gear box either on the outside near the passenger wheel or on top of the gear box and is probably green. Hope this helps
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Re: reverse lights stuck on after electrics' die :\

Brilliants news thanks guys I thought it was going to cost a arm and a leg. I will check both tomorrow i have just run a test on the battery using a multmeter and the reading came back at 12.71 I'm taking this as a good reading and the alternator is doing ita job ?
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........ I will check both tomorrow i have just run a test on the battery using a multmeter and the reading came back at 12.71 I'm taking this as a good reading and the alternator is doing ita job ?
Good reading with engine off.
Should be around 14v with engine running and not drop or climb a lot if lights put on or engine revved.
Check voltage in morning as well, see what it is after sitting overnight.
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