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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2002, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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CJ Back-up Light Wiring Question

I am trying to figure out where a wire goes that I am pretty sure has to do with why my back-up lights aren’t working anymore…..

There is one wire from the t-case (4wd indicator) and two from the back-up switch hooked to the tranny that come together and plug into the wiring harness under the battery.

From the plug there are 4 wires, one of which is loose and not connected to anything. It is a black wire that looks like something you push on a post like the temp sender or ignition solenoid and is about 20 inches long coming from the plug.

Does anyone know where this goes?
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Re: CJ Back-up Light Wiring Question

AFAIK it's not for the backup lights, as mine work and the wire you describe is not connected.
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Re: CJ Back-up Light Wiring Question

Dang,

Maybe it's something like a fuse or the switch itself.

That looked too obvious. Anyone know what that wire does?



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Re: CJ Back-up Light Wiring Question

not sure what that wire goes to, but, I had a problem with our back-up lights last week and found the ultimate problem was a blown fuse under the dash.....after checking out a number of other things
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Re: CJ Back-up Light Wiring Question

Is it an L head type connector? If it is, it is used on Auto trannys. I ran in to that one when I had a harness fire. To check your back-up lights, take off your connector on your tranny. Now stick short wire in both holes. If the lights come on, your switch is bad. If not, the problem lies elsewhere. Hope this helps.
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