Table of Contents
- 1 Where is the reverse light switch located?
- 2 How do I change a backup light switch?
- 3 Is it illegal to have no reverse lights?
- 4 Is having no reverse lights an MOT failure?
- 5 How much does it cost to fix a reverse light?
- 6 Is it illegal to not have reverse lights?
- 7 Does a 7 pin trailer plug have reverse lights?
- 8 Will no reverse lights fail an MOT?
- 9 How much does it cost to fix reverse lights?
Where is the reverse light switch located?
On most cars the switch is mounted on the gear box and it is operated automatically when reverse gear is selected. If the lights were added after the car was made, the switch may be a manually operated one mounted on the dash.
How do I change a backup light switch?
- Step 1: Remove the battery.
- Step 2: Remove the battery tray.
- Step 3: Remove the air filter box.
- Step 4: Attempt to locate the backup light switch on the top side of the transmission.
- Step 5: Attempt to locate the backup light switch on the bottom side of the transmission.
- Step 1: Disconnect the electrical connector.
Is it illegal to have no reverse lights?
Alerts pedestrians and other drivers, and gives enough (sometimes better) illumination to see what’s behind you. There is no legal requirement to have a reversing light.
Is having no reverse lights an MOT failure?
Again, reverse lights are not part of the MOT test. However, they are useful when reversing to alert other road users and illuminate obstructions behind you. If you have a reverse light out your car won’t fail its MOT but you should still look at getting it replaced when you can.
How much does it cost to fix a reverse light?
Reverse light bulbs are one of the least frequently employed lights on your car and often last much longer than other bulbs, even to 150,000km and beyond before requiring replacement. It’s an inexpensive task, usually costing around $15 to $55 to replace, although some speciality models can be costlier.
Is it illegal to not have reverse lights?
NSW and SA will only allow work lights on the rear of the vehicle while Tas only allows them to be fitted to the sides. With so many cheap light bars on the market lately it’s not surprising to see they’re starting to turn up on roof racks functioning as massively powerful reverse lights. But it’s unarguably illegal.
Does a 7 pin trailer plug have reverse lights?
As a 7 pin plug does not supply Reverse lights this is usually done by using the 13 pin plug.
Will no reverse lights fail an MOT?
The reverse light is not part of the MOT – but always worth checking. All tyres should be above the legal minimum tread of 1.6mm across three quarters of the tyre. Although a spare wheel is not a requirement for an MOT check – a ‘space saver’ spare fitted as a road wheel will not pass.