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Reversing Lights fault - P6 2200 Auto

Discussion in 'Electrics' started by Hobby, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Hobby

    Hobby New Member

    Bit of a strange one, but I hope someone can point me in the right direction as perusal of the wiring diagrams don't really help!

    The reversing lights come on when in R (just fine!) but also when it's in D, but NOT in 2 or 1!

    Any thoughts?
  2. Chalky

    Chalky Active Member

    Got to be switch on gearbox
  3. roverp480

    roverp480 Active Member

    I would say its the switch or the gear selector slightly out of adjustment . See section DD2-1 & 2 in workshop manual. Easiest for starters is to check the switch on side of case.
  4. Hobby

    Hobby New Member

    I assume that's not the Haynes manual?! Can I access it without having to get the car on a ramp (perhaps by taking the cover off the gear leaver cover inside the car)?
  5. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    I think it is on the outside LHS of the gearbox and can only be accessed from outside, underneath the car. It is on my p6b auto!
    A hoist would make the job so much easier too.
  6. Hobby

    Hobby New Member

    Well for the time being I've removed the bulbs! Not ideal but until I can get time to get under it it'll have to suffice!
  7. DAV8

    DAV8 Member

    Hi Hobby, it does sound like the inhibitor switch might be at fault, I had this problem some years ago and you could end up not being able to start the car, if you have to buy a new switch it's unlikely that Geoff at "Wins" will sell you one (I tried to get a spare from him a couple of years ago and he refused to sell me one saying the one's he had were "pattern parts" and poor quality) I ended up going to a company in Halesowen - G Whitehouse Autos, expensive but better. Good luck. Dave
  8. Hobby

    Hobby New Member

    Ah, that may explain why the starter turns the engine over really slowly (I thought it was the battery being low but now I'm wondering if they may be all connected). The middle exhaust pipe and rear one parted company as well on the way back from Atherstone today, luckily only a few miles from home! I'll get a switch tomorrow, then, now all I've got to do is find someone to fit it! We're only down the road from Halesowen, does he fit stuff as well?
  9. colnerov

    colnerov Well-Known Member

    Hi, If the starter is turning over slowly check all your power and earth connections i.e. undo clean and retighten.

  10. Hobby

    Hobby New Member

    I was sure it was the battery until this happened, attaching one of those starter packs had it turning over just fine... Looks like a new battery as well! :eek:
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  11. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Ohhh the joys of owning an older car, buy shares in battery company's, tyre company's, winns and wardhams, Lucas if you like to live on the edge,..........ohhh what a feeling ....Toyota? :rolleyes:
  12. quattro

    quattro Well-Known Member

    Funnily enough, I had three battery failures last year (may have been 2016 actually). The Kawasaki Z900, £50, Sparky £50, and the Audi A6, £457. :eek: Not so bad owning an older car really :)

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  13. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    when I finally get my morris minor on the road, there will be no stopping me, in and out of town on the smell of an oily rag, running on a couple of AAA's, and 100,000 miles on dunlop C41's....ohh what a feeling ....T...nar

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