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Old 04-22-2017, 08:27 PM   #1
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Back up lights

As I am trying to finish up and get my bus on the road. But my backup lights and back up alarm are not working. Any help appreciated.

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Old 04-22-2017, 08:35 PM   #2
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Have you checked fuses?
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:38 PM   #3
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no I haven't . I will have to pull and check each one I guess. No info on fuses available here
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:46 PM   #4
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Were they working before and just stopped or have they not been working for a while?

If it were me, I'd at least start with checking connections and fuses. It sounds like you don't know which fuses you need to check. Do you have a multimeter? If you do, most fuses can be checked without actually pulling them by using the exposed metal on top (holes in plastic) to check for continuity.
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Also, any idea if they went out at the same time?
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:15 PM   #6
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Don't know if they were ever working. I replace the old backup alarm and when I it did not work I checked circuit and found no backup lights
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #7
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I'd test for voltage at the backup alarm. Use two different grounding sources, like the - wire and then the bus frame. If you don't have voltage I'd agree that it's most likely a fuse. It could possibly be that a couple wires in a bundle got cut somehow, which could also cause a short and blow the fuse. I'd start by tracing the + back and looking it over as best you can. If you put a new fuse in and it pops again, it's knicked, which means you gotta find and repair it.

If you have voltage at the alarm using the frame as a ground, it's a bad ground wire.
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My backup alarm was disconnected when I got this bus. I'm going to hook it back up again because it really annoys my neighbor, and for safety of course.
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be sure you are testing them with the engine running, on some of the transmissions, the backup lights are a pressure switch that when the trans enters reverse gear the lights come on...
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:12 AM   #10
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be sure you are testing them with the engine running, on some of the transmissions, the backup lights are a pressure switch that when the trans enters reverse gear the lights come on...
-Christopher
Great thought! Off all of us combined can figure out just about anything I would imagine.
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