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Back up lights
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Does anyone know where to get replacement light sockets for the back up lights?
My back up lights don't work. and unfortunately they look fine. is there anything that could be traced back to the wiring that I dont know about?
my brake lights work fine, turn signals etc. but without the back up lights i cant pass inspection. 
Does the vehicle being in reverse automatically turn the brake lights on? or do you have to apply the gas to make them turn on?
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Backup lights are triggered by the Neutral Safety Switch/Backup Light switch for automagic trannies and by the Backup Light switch for Manuel Trannies. Both are powered by the top left most fuse. They should work whenever the key is in ACC or RUN, and the reverse is engaged in the tranny.

I know of no good exact source for replacement sockets, but I'm sure there are many out there that will work reasonably well. One problem I see fairly consistently is poor grounding at the ground tab.

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(07-11-2019, 04:00 PM)jt.db Wrote: Does anyone know where to get replacement light sockets for the back up lights?
My back up lights don't work. and unfortunately they look fine. is there anything that could be traced back to the wiring that I dont know about?
my brake lights work fine, turn signals etc. but without the back up lights i cant pass inspection. 
Does the vehicle being in reverse automatically turn the brake lights on? or do you have to apply the gas to make them turn on?
Work backwards - put the ignition key to ON ( don't start the engine )  Slide the shifter back & forth through the reverse position and see if you have reverse lights at any point.   Might be the neutral safety switch or linkage out of alignment.    If no lights, there's your next clue - no power getting back there.  May be sockets, may be not.

From this point it could get complicated.  If you're O K with elec - trickery, go through the obvious test light / multi meter checks.   NSS is available from most suppliers but I wouldn't buy one until you prove the source of the problem.  Others more au fait with this will add more info.

Yes, the white lights come on with trans selector in reverse.
No. Reverse lights & brake are two separate things, you don't have to be in reverse for brake lights to come on.
No, you don't have to rev the engine.  

Stick with it.
PKJ
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