• Share Your Car Experience
      Share Your Car Experience
    • 1000's Of Fords For Sale
      1000's Of Fords For Sale
    • Join Premium & Save
      Join Premium & Save
    • Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
      Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
    • Get Your Club gear
      Get Your Club gear
    • Huge Range of Ford Parts
      Huge Range of Ford Parts

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


Reversing Light

Recommended Posts

I have noticed my reversing light was not working the other day so put in a new build and still not working.

On further investigation I noticed that the build does not sit tight in the holder bayonet and have discovered this needs to be replaced.

Is this an easy job for a non mechanical person to do

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

It could also be the reverse switch. I had this go on my old 2001 focus. Found the switch easy enough located on the bottom of the gearbox. simply grabbed a spanner and unscrewed it. When i took it out it looked a little like a detonator button (pretty cool I thought!)

Simply went down to my local scrap yard and checked all of the fords there. After about the 10th car I finally found one. I think it was an old Mondeo. I just grabbed the one out of the Mondeo and then took it back cleaned it up a little and fitted it to my focus. The light worked instantly.

Worth a try :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you've got a multimeter, put the car in acc without starting it up, knock the lever into reverse, get the bulb holder out and check for a voltage at the terminals. If you don't get a reading, you'll need to change the reverse switch, if you do, then replacing the holder looks like the only option, unless the damage is to the metal bayonet part in which case these sometime can be bent back to hold the bulb properly.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now