On Wed, 17 Jun 1998, Philip Hubbard wrote:
> Second, I've thought of something which may be why my battery ran down.
> For some unknown reason, right before I laid up the Midget for front end
> work, my reverse lights came on and stayed on even when in a forward gear
> (1-4). They were off (correctly so) while in neutral.
> Do you think this is a sign that there is a constant drain on the battery
> even while iginition is off? How to go about diagnosing the constantly on
> reverse lamps?
Not if the lights are off when the ignition is off.
> Thought about just changing the switch, but thought that
> may be an unnecessary expense if it is a short somewhere.
If it was a short, they wouldn't go out with the trans in neutral. Look
for some problem with the switch or the mechanism that actuates it (take
out the shift lever). Could be just a loose switch or something like
that. The switch is expensive, around $65 if I remember correctly.
> BTW, please let me take the opportunity here to thank everyone on the list
> for the constant flow of advice, encouragement and plain old help provided.
> I couldn't own one of these cars without you all. And as newby as I still
> am, I do see that I am learning which gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. :)
Hey it's fun because you usually give feedback about which tips led to the
solution or how you ended up getting something apart. It's almost like
having been there... :-)