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    Dumb simple question - reverse lights

    Wiring from the switch at the front of a T1 tranny. B+ power to one terminal of the switch and B+ out the other to the lights, right? For some reason I couldn't properly trace the wires in the Bentley manual, though I'm half baked right now, so I couldn't trace a call if I needed to

    Rick

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    Welllll - it all depends really. You might decide to do low-side switching, where you have power applied to the lights and then switch them to earth. But either way, a gearbox switch with two terminals should be SPST (Single Pole, Single Throw) type. The only watch-out is if one of the terminals is earthed, but that isn't the case with the VW item.

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    Mine was a new fitted item so I wired it into the lighting system, ie one to the earth and one to the rear lights.
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    Mine is as Lauren suggests. Power to the globe, earth back through the switch.

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    Re: Dumb simple question - reverse lights

    Quote Originally Posted by letterman7
    though I'm half baked right now, so I couldn't trace a call if I needed to
    Rick
    ooooh careful Rick, or some of us might get the wrong... or right, impression.
    Thanks,

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    You never know who's lurking in the corner of a forum.....

    I finally did trace the wiring in the manual. It's two hot leads, one from the coil and one to the light circuit, btw....

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