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Guys I have a 2004 Nissan Frontier XE. It has 177,000 Miles. When I got the truck from my uncle the reverse lights where on all the time. I went ahead and removed the old reverse switch from the transmission and replaced it with new switch. Now the reverse lights do not come on at all. Any suggestions as to what could it be? :frown:

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Wrong switch? Blown fuse? Poor connection in the harness connector or break in the wire? I would check for power to the switch, first.
 

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The issue is that I bought a brand new switch. Aftermarket from Advance Auto Parts. As soon as I plugged it in it does not work. For the life of me I am not sure where the backup lights fuse is located at. I looked at the owners manual and nothing reference where that fuse is located at. Can anyone please help.

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It should be 10A fuse #11 in the fuse block inside the cab. You could just get a 12v test light and check for power (key "on") at the white/black wire at the back-up lamp switch's harness connector. If you have power there, then you know the fuse is good. At the same time, you can jump the leads if the connector with the test light and confirm the ground is good, too, which should be if the light was on all the time with the old switch. If that's good, then it's either one of two things: the replacement switch switch is the wrong one (might be the neutral switch instead of the reverse switch) or a bad switch...or, the part inside the trans that depresses the plunger of the switch is so worn that it no longer pushes the switch's plunger in far enough to make it work. If it's the latter, the trans needs to come apart in order to fix the problem. Another option to tearing down the transmission would be to run the wires to a toggle switch in the cab and just the the toggle switch to turn the reverse lights on and off. Really, you would only need to run one wire: you could run the reverse switch's power wire to the toggle switch and just run a short ground wire from the toggle switch to a chassis ground, like the metal support behind the dashboard. I would try getting a new back-up switch from Nissan, first. I've just seen to many problems caused by aftermarket electrical parts.
 
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Thank for your reply smj999smj. I will look into getting a switch first from the dealer. I remeber it was a pain in the rear to get that switch off. I actually lowered my transmission and took the rubber boot cover inside the cabin to get access to that switch. I was not successful just doing the crown foot like I read in other forums. I will keep everyone updated.
 
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