No back up lights

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Old 01-25-04, 07:11 AM
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No back up lights

I have a 1989 Merc Tracer. No one makes a repair manual for this year, make, and model. Continuity on reverse switch is good. I have power to first plug on harnes, but from that plug to plug for switch I can't seem to get any power. does any know where I can get this two wire plug for switch?
 
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Old 01-25-04, 04:55 PM
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Look for a Ford Escort manual of around that year, they are the same cars with different names. If you can get that plug out, bring it to Autozone or alike place and see if they have anything like that, if not, Go to the dealer and see how much the replacement part is, if it's a lot then bring it to an automotive electrical shop and see if they can fix it for you cheaper than replacing the part. But before you do anything, try to clean it, if you dont know how to clean it well, go to autozone and ask if they have anything to use to remove/install wires of the 2P connector. I forgot what it's called...

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Old 01-25-04, 06:14 PM
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After your finished driving around the world, just splice the wires together at the bad plug.
 
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Old 01-25-04, 09:16 PM
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LOL yeah or you can do that....Desi hates me
 
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Old 01-26-04, 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by car_boy_16
....Desi hates me
I don't hate you but just go back and read what you wrote. It sounds like a Chinese fire drill.........lol
 
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Old 01-26-04, 04:55 PM
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Haha Chinese firedrill, that sh*t cracks me up...Yea I guess your right. Its just I always try to not take shortcuts with electrical stuff, maybe it's just cuz I dont understand it well enough to know which fix will be suffice. Like they say, People fear what they do not understand...
 
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Old 01-26-04, 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by car_boy_16
maybe it's just cuz I dont understand it well enough to know which fix will be suffice. Like they say, People fear what they do not understand...
But your the one giving advise.............
Just proofread what your typing and remember the person reading is likely NOT a mechanic. Keep it in language that helps them.
 

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