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Spaniard66
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: reverse lights wiring Reply with quote

Hello, I installed a set of Hella reverse lights on my beetle, and wired them up with an in-line fuse to one of the terminals to the reverse switch on the transmission, and the other terminal wire was split to cover both reverse lights. I ran new wiring and terminals. The in-line fuse is blowing out as soon as a shift into reverse.

Lights will not even flicker. I am using a 7.5 amp fuse and even tried a 20 amp fuse,, same result. fuse blown upon switching trans into reverse. I am getting a 12.3 volt reading from the coil connection before reaching fuse.

It is an aftermarket trans, and of course 12volt.

Any suggestions?

Does the reverse light switch have a power in/out side ? two terminal switch
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: reverse lights wiring Reply with quote

Replied here https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=708842

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