98 Jeep Grand Cherokee - reverse lights not working

electrical-wiring
lights

#1

I took my 98 jeep in for the safety inspection and it failed b/c the backup lights weren’t working when the vehicle is in reverse. I checked the bulbs and they are ok.



Any ideas on whether this is a fuse issue or a wiring/electrical issue, or something else? I want to try to fix it myself but if it’s a wiring/electrical issue, it may be beyond my abilities.



Anyone have any ideas on what this repair may cost?



Thanks!


#2

Looking at the limited info on the Autozone web site it shows the reverse switch gets its power from the fuse #6. The switch contacts are in the Park/Neutral switch which may be near the shifter or by the transmission usually. It shouldn’t be a difficult repair and, as a guess, may about a hour of shop time to fix.


#3

Thanks for the feedback. I’ll try replacing the fuse and the park/neutral switch.


#4

on the other hand - I won’t replace the park/neutral switch. I’ll try the fuse and then if that doesn’t work, take it to a mechanic.

Thanks again for the help!