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April 25, 2018, 09:24:07 PM

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Reverse light failing despite changing the bulb......?
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:24:07 PM »
I’ve had the reverse light fail warning on my heads up for a few days now so went for replacement bulb today and replaced it this afternoon. The message still says reverse light failure at the same side despite changing. What else could this be? Hope this doesn’t mean a complete new light unit!

Has anyone else had this issue? It’s a 3.0 35d 59 plate x6 with 65k on the clock.

April 25, 2018, 09:32:44 PM
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Re: Reverse light failing despite changing the bulb......?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 09:32:44 PM »
Most likely a bad connection due to corrosion or water.  The system is probably reading a high resistance which means bulb failure.  Is it working at all?
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April 25, 2018, 10:08:25 PM
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Re: Reverse light failing despite changing the bulb......?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 10:08:25 PM »
I’ve had the reverse light fail warning on my heads up for a few days now so went for replacement bulb today and replaced it this afternoon. The message still says reverse light failure at the same side despite changing. What else could this be? Hope this doesn’t mean a complete new light unit!

Has anyone else had this issue? It’s a 3.0 35d 59 plate x6 with 65k on the clock.
If it's working, and still throwing a fault, you can turn off the warning with Carly, as it's only the reverse loght it's not massively important
2011 Kia Sorento KX3  2.2D 60 Plate Auto in black ( mine )
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April 25, 2018, 10:22:37 PM
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Re: Reverse light failing despite changing the bulb......?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 10:22:37 PM »
It’s not working on the right side but works on the left. Could it be a fuse? There’s no wet or corrosion in the area so not sure how to check that?