BackUp Light Problem


ram4u
01-12-2004, 09:02 PM
I'm having problems with the backup lights on my 98 Ram1500. When I shift into reverse the lights will flash but not stay on. Wiggling the shift lever will sometimes get them on, but not always. Where can i adjust this? Is the switch mounted on the tranny, or on the column?

rineholdr
01-15-2004, 07:16 PM
I have the same exact problem with my backup lights. Ive been told that the switch is actually in the trasmission case...is that correct? I have a manual 5 speed...havent tried wiggling the shifter while in reverse to see if I can get the lights to stay on, but I have noticed that when it feels like it the flicker periodically.
sorry!

ram4u
01-15-2004, 07:31 PM
I have the same exact problem with my backup lights. Ive been told that the switch is actually in the trasmission case...is that correct? I have a manual 5 speed...havent tried wiggling the shifter while in reverse to see if I can get the lights to stay on, but I have noticed that when it feels like it the flicker periodically.
sorry!
Mine is an automatic. But i think you are right about the switch actually being in the tranny. just have to figure how to adjust it.
Let me know if you have any luck.

Blastin Turkeys
01-15-2004, 11:34 PM
i am having the same problem.

Started after in for service!

Tried adjusting the linkage on the trans...

And also next to the frame in the driver side front wheel well.

Need resolution!

Blastin Turkeys
02-18-2004, 09:25 PM
I replaced the switch...problem solved!

$15...switch is located right by the linkage on the driver side of the trans!

What happened to the day when you wired a bulb and it worked.

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