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348 reverse light on and off while driving

Discussion in '348/355' started by ricbowling, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. ricbowling

    ricbowling Karting

    Jan 21, 2008
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    Ricardo Almeida
    I have been told by people driving behind me that my white reverse lights come on sometimes while driving. what sensor should I check out or what should I do?
     
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  3. Miltonian

    Miltonian F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2002
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    Jeff B.
    This is a famous one. The rubber boot around the base of the shift lever, down under the chrome gate, has popped out of place or started to come apart, and it's pushing on the backup light switch. You just need to remove the gate (2 screws) and you'll see what I mean.
     
  4. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

    Feb 6, 2009
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    +1. This happend to me a about 2 months ago. It turned out to be the foam underneath the chrome gate as Miltonian suggested. I just removed that foam for now until I can think of something else to stuff down there.
     
  5. modena2904

    modena2904 Formula Junior
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    Eric
    This happened to me over the summer. In my case, the rubber boot was torn from getting caught between the gear lever and the backup-light push switch. Given the geometry of the various parts, it looked to me like even if I replaced the rubber boot, it was just going to happen again.

    Rather than remove the rubber boot entirely (as some others have done), I took my existing boot and trimmed away the upper left quadrant of it, so it can't possibly interfere. (I left the outer flange of the boot intact -- just trimmed the flexing portion between the center ring and the flange.) I figure this approach solves the problem while still providing some protection from debris falling in.

    - Eric
     
  6. sdiamond

    sdiamond Formula Junior

    Mar 25, 2009
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    +1 me too
     
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  8. vvassallo

    vvassallo F1 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2006
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    Vince V
    Common 348 issue. It's always the switch under the shift gate.
     
  9. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Mr. Sideways
    Nice fix!
     
  10. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Mike
    i agree.
     

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