Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - robZilla
This morning I noticed that both of the reversing lights have stopped working on my 99T Vectra. Checked the bulbs, they both looked fine, but replaced with two spares I had and still not working.

The manual seems to detail what every single fuse is for but info about the reversing lights and their corresponding fuse is conspicuous in it\'s absence.

Before I get on my hands and knees and carefully remove every single fuse from the box, can anybody shed any light on what the problem may be?

Thanks.
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - prm
I had this happen on mine, make sure the connector on the gearbox is clean and give it a bit of a wiggle, if no joy could be you need a new switch.
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - Peter D
If the connector on the gearbox reverse switch is a two pin unit then put the car in reverse then check with a meter for a short cct. Having said that check the reversing bulbs and the fuse first. Regards Peter
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - robZilla
Thanks men, I will endeavour to check the gearbox switch tonight.
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - robZilla
Just to clarify, is this what your talking about - tinyurl.com/svcj ?
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - borasport20
Just to clarify, is this what your talking about - tinyurl.com/svcj
?


that\'s the one. If you work out that that switch is the problem and you come to replace it,bear in mind it is almost certainly below the oil level on your gearbox, and you will lose oil from the gearbox when you take the switch out.



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Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - Kingpin
To check the circuit you could always disconnect the plug from the gearbox and bridge the pins inside, then switch the ignition switched. That should illuminate both lights and confirm the gearbox switch is faulty.
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - Dynamic Dave
If you work out that that switch is the problem and you come
to replace it,bear in mind it is almost certainly below the
oil level on your gearbox, and you will lose oil from the
gearbox when you take the switch out.


IIRC, the switch is mounted in the upper part of the gearbox casing - a lot higher than the oil level, so it *shouldn't* be a problem.
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - Big Vern
IIRC, the switch is mounted in the upper part of the
gearbox casing - a lot higher than the oil level, so
it *shouldn't* be a problem.

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Wasn't in my 98R 1.8GLS. IMHO the fault is in the pathetic connectors, if you remove the switch from the gearbox, using a deep socket, put a slight bend in the prongs or 'male' part of the electrical connector of the switch to improve the electrical connetcion. You may also use a soldering iron to tin the prongs to increase their girth if you have acess to one.

I would be very surprised if the switch itself was faulty.

Good luck
Vectra Reversing Lights Stopped Working - NickS
Had the same problem on my 97R Astra TDS, worked intermittently for about 6 months (had to wiggle gearstick in reverse 4 a bit then they would spring into life.Evetually gave up and had to replace switch

Replaced the switch in mine last week and working fine now, switch is fairly easy to get to on mine, front of the engine just right of centre. £11 from Vaux garage though!!

 

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