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Why doesn't the reversing light come on?
Many drivers face reversing light failure in traffic. So, what could be the reason why the reversing light does not turn on? We evaluated the information on this subject, details about the reverse gear sender malfunction and more…
What is a Reverse Light and Why is it Important?
The reversing lamp is a lamp used to illuminate the area behind the vehicle and to warn others that the vehicle is or will move backwards. It has both lighting and communication functions. For this reason, it is of great importance to see and be seen in traffic. So, what to do if the reversing light does not turn on?
What to do if the reversing light does not come on?
If the reversing light is not on; Parts related to this lamp can be reviewed. Let's explain step by step which parts need to be checked:
Check Out the Reversing Light Bulb!
If there is a lamp failure, the bulb should be checked first. Check the bulb by easily removing the reversing lamp holder.
Check the Fuse Box of the Reversing Light!
If the bulb is OK, the fuse box should be checked. Find and check the reversing lamp fuse in the fuse box.
Check the Reverse Light Sensor!
If there is no problem with the fuse, the reverse gear sender should be checked. The location of the sender that turns on the reversing light is different in each vehicle. There may be a problem with the cable and connections or lack of contact due to dust particles.
Check the Reverse Light Latch!
There may also be a reverse gear lever malfunction. Reverse gear lever failure is not a very common situation. However, if all of the above have been checked and no problem is found, the problem may be in the reverse gear lever.
Importance of Reversing Light
Seeing and being seen in traffic is vital. We use the lighting group to see and be seen. Another function of the lighting group is to communicate with other vehicles and pedestrians. The reversing light also gives the message to those behind the vehicle, "I am about to reverse." It also illuminates the rear and guides the driver. If the reversing light does not turn on, the driver cannot see behind him in a dark environment, and other drivers or pedestrians may move towards him, not knowing that he wants to reverse.
Reversing Lamp Check in TÜVTÜRK Inspection
During the vehicle inspection, the reversing lamp is checked. The legislation is clear on this issue. The items taken as basis in the inspection regarding the lighting group are as follows:
Front lighting lamps are never red. Front illumination is white color.
The rear lights should not be white, except for reverse gear.
The front and rear parking lights and the license plate light come on simultaneously. Headlights and fog lamps should not work unless these lamps are turned on.
The glasses in the lighting system should not be broken, cracked or damaged. All lighting must be working.
It is important to have the headlight system and lamps checked during periodic maintenance!
Periodic maintenance is extremely important for motor vehicles. It is important not to skip periodic maintenance to ensure long life of the vehicle, to obtain the desired performance, to ensure efficient fuel consumption and to ensure driving safety. During periodic maintenance, lighting parts such as the vehicle's headlights, taillights and reversing lamps are also reviewed. Headlight adjustment is checked. As we mentioned above, it is vital that there are no problems with this system, since it is important to be seen and seen in traffic.

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