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Guide To Replacing Reverse Light Switch

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I had some problems with the activating of my reverse lights and
then my reverse parking sensors and camera. I did some fault finding
and found out it was the switch so I bought a new one decided to
write it up as I couldn’t find much helpful on the topic.

I did this on an 09 plate 1.6 TDCI so might be different for outer

I used the following tools:

22mm double depth socket (and ratchet)

7mm socket + ratchet +extension

8mm rat ring (could use a small 8mm socket and ratchet)

first I used the 7mm to remove the cover of the air box (4 bolts)


then I removed the air filter and prepared to remove the air box


I then removed where the air box is connected to the engine by
removing what im guessing is the air flow meter 8mm 2 bolts


now the elastic holding the air box down at the front needs to be removed


now this is detached the box will just pull out from the 2 rubber mounts and from the pipe at the front, it takes some wiggling, now you can see the switch


using a piece of wire you can confirm the switch is faulty and the rest of the circuit is ok.


as you can see you need a double depth to fit over the plug part


the 22mm socket just fits over the switch and I attached the ratchet and removed it, it becomes lose after just un nipping it


I could put my hand to the left of the battery so I was able to see what I was doing when putting the new switch in


now was just a case of testing and putting the air box back, whilst I had the air filter out I thought I might as well put a green cotton one on :)


I hope this is helpful

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A good writeup! hopefully will come use to someone!

Does the green cotton filter not have an airbox around it? or does it just draw air from the air around it, rather than through the front vents?

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It is located as the normal air filter is I just took the picture of it before I put the top of the air box back on

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aaah ok, I didnt realise that it fit in the casing, I thought it was only suitable for a panel filter, but my deviations aside, still a very handy guide!

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