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bulbs ok,but feed wire is dead.Tested connector on gearbox switch no power either wire.tested fuse (no.80) behind glove box,ok====but when I tried my test light on the fusebox connectors that the fuse connects with they were also dead.Ignition is switched on and in reverse gear.I need help!!!!!!

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relay ?

Thanks for reply,never thought about a relay.Have you any idea where the relay is?Thanks

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Thanks for reply,never thought about a relay.Have you any idea where the relay is?Thanks

Should be in the engine compartment Fuse Box, lift the bonnet, small rectangular box close to the battery,

also under the lid should display a diagram of each relay and its purpose :)

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Thanks to all for info on reversing lights,but today I think my turbo is on its way out,so reversing lights on hold Thanks Bill

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Its the reverse light switch im the gearbox. Part is 17 quid from ford, they are a weak part and do go. I had mine replaced last week xx

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I had same problem. But after fitting new switch the lights still dont come on. Need to check relay maybe

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22 hours ago, dancki said:

I had same problem. But after fitting new switch the lights still dont come on. Need to check relay maybe

Mysterious relay. I tried to find this but not described on the fuse box lid. Also not listed in manual. When checked visually all my relays seem to have good coils. Difficult one

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I have same problem. The car is in FORD's garage and the guys are investigating it. As soon as I have answer will post it here as may be helpful. If I will have no joy will need to tap somewhere to 12v, utilize the reversing light switch, pull some cables and glue on some 12v led's

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Handy tip, create a new thread rather than necro bump some old ones. 😉

How about you start by telling us what you have checked? I happen to have just about every wiring diagram for the car due to my own electrical problems so perhaps we can work it what's what.

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On 11/6/2018 at 6:26 AM, Dee_82 said:

Handy tip, create a new thread rather than necro bump some old ones. 😉

How about you start by telling us what you have checked? I happen to have just about every wiring diagram for the car due to my own electrical problems so perhaps we can work it what's what.

Hi I have checked the blub no power at the plugs in the hatch plus has a code of c1120 of a diagnostic machine 

Any help would be appreciated 

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Ok, thats a generic code which doesn't give us all the detail we need.

If you have no power the rear lights then we need to trace back what is going on. so I assume you had it in reverse with the ignition on (engine off) when you checked for power.

So lets check the fuse in the CJB. it should be F11. If that has power then check that the grounds to the reverse lights have very little resistance to a known good ground point. if you have power at the fuse but no power to the rear and the ground is good then we are probably looking at a broken wire

 

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