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#1 Old 12-03-2010, 06:49 PM
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Xterra 2002 reverse/backup light problem

Hi, The reverse light on my X is having a hard time turning on.
It's a Supercharged 5 speed manual. When I shift reverse, the reverse light will not come on UNLESS I hold the stick towards the back. It takes a few movements to hit the right spot when holding the shift stick towards the back for the light to stay on, but if I release the stick or move it a little, the light goes off.
Is there a backup light switch? I did go under the X but couldn't really tell where to look. Just wonder where to look.
Any help will be appreciate it.

Update: I've just read a thread "Reverse lights don't work" same problem, but there is no info regarding how to fix this.

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#2 Old 03-14-2011, 02:51 PM
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I have the same problem on my 02 xterra 2wd. It does have one. I found it online at autozone and oreilly auto. No sure where its at on the car. Trying to locate it to check its connector first.
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I have the same problem on my 02 xterra 2wd. It does have one. I found it online at autozone and oreilly auto. No sure where its at on the car. Trying to locate it to check its connector first.
ok, please keep me posted if you fix it, right now I am just living with this problem until I know how to fix it.
Please also send me the link of the part fou found online.
Thanks!
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No backup lights

Will do.
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Backup Light Switch location

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Will do.
I am new here, but I did find out the switch is mounted on the Transmission somewhere. I don't know the exact spot, so I will google some more, but I am really surprised that no one else has responded to this post in over a year to let these folks know exactly where the switch is located.

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Shows it on page 46 of this pdf. very vague though.

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/xterra/2003_Xterra/mt.pdf

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Shows it on page 46 of this pdf. very vague though.

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/xterra/2003_Xterra/mt.pdf
Adam, thank you very much for the link. I knew it was on the transmission, and this does help. I was hoping for one of those "OK, Reach your hand around here, and feel there, and unscrew it from this direction" type of instructions, but It should be easy enough, I just ordered the part, so I'll climb under there and feel around a bit.

Thank you again,
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Ohh. actually page 51 shows it a little better.

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Having the same problem on my X. Looking at the FSM diagrams... it looks like the reverse light switch and the park/neutral switch are the same part, just different locations on the tranny. Crawling up under the X, what would be the best way to know I'm looking at the correct switch? Any tips/tricks on getting this thing without taking too many other things apart?

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