Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Back-up Light Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Manual Transaxle



On vehicles equipped with manual transaxles, the back-up light switch is located on the top of the transaxle gear case. The switch looks similar to a large nut with two wires protruding from it. The switch is not adjustable.

  1. Detach the electrical connector at the switch.
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  3. Loosen and remove the switch by turning it counterclockwise.
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When replacing the switch always use a new sealing washer.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Automatic Transaxle

On vehicles with automatic transaxles, the back-up light switch is located on the right side of the transaxle, under a protective cover. The switch is actually a combination switch for the neutral safety circuit, gear shift indicator and back-up lights. The switch is adjustable.

  1. Set the parking brake and place the transaxle in Neutral.
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  3. Remove the protective cover for the switch.
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  5. Detach the electrical connector for the switch.
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  7. Loosen the switch mounting bolts, and remove the switch by lifting it away from the transaxle.
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To install:
  1. Make sure the transmission is in Neutral.
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  3. Set the switch such that it is in the neutral position. The switch will click when it is in the neutral position.
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  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal, making sure of the following:
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON and move the gear selector from position to position making sure all the gear indicator lights work properly.
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    3. Then place the gear selector in the Reverse position and verify that the reverse lights are functioning.
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    5. Next test to make sure the engine will start in the Neutral and Park positions, but will NOT start in any other position. If, necessary, adjust the switch as needed.
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