reverse lights of escort

where does the switch sit that controls the reverse lights?
my reverse lights doesn't come on when in reverse. any ideas what can be wrong?

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what year of Escort?
On 99% of them anyway, its on the front of the gearbox facing forward. 2 wire connection and probably a rubber boot over the connector.
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yep, front of gearbox, between the strengthening webs
pull off the plug and short out the pins with your test meter or a bit of wire, turn on your ignition and the lights come on. yes = switch no = fuse, bulbs, wire fault, bulb holder fault
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I assume you're talking about a European Escort, with a Ford of Europe transmission (MTX75?). I think that's what Johan has. US Escorts have always had Mazda manual gearboxes; '81-'90 automatics were the Ford 3-speed CTX, but '91 on were a Mazda 4-speed.

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wrote:

Johan prolly has a variation on the Euro Escort, being in .za (where they made some nice Escort variants like pickups).
US Escorts are basically Mazda Proteges anyway, aren't they? I know the mid 90s GT has a Miata engine.
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That's what I said.

From the 1991 model year on, they were engineered by Mazda. Before that, they were a completely Ford design, but different from the European Escort of the time. It started as a common program, then the two organizations went separate ways. But the Focus is common to Europe and North America.

Well, the GT from '91 on had a 4-valve 1.8 Mazda engine. So did the Tracer LTS and the Escort LX-i, both of which were 4-doors.
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dipped their finger in oil and

But slightly different. Bigger bumpers for the 5mph impact regs in America and possibly a slightly different shell.
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You would be amazed at the number of times that is only burned out bulbs...
When one burns out, you don't always notice from inside because it is still white back there.
When the second bulb burns out, then you notice real quick.
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Of course it cold be the crappy lamp holders themselves- available for an inflated outrageous price from Samcor - I replaced mine with "pirate" holders from aftermarket indicators (they aren't for ford but get one that fits into the hole). Then simply splice the wired into the wiring loom leaving enough to change the light. Hope that this helps.

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