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    Trouble with both OD and Reverse Lights

    Iím only finding people with either OD problems alone or Reverse Light problems. My problem is I bought the truck and the reverse lights nor OD was working. One night I realize that my reverse lights are working, and guess what my OD was working too!! Sadly after I broke my tailgate handle (If you have one say something please).

    The other day it stop working by started working again. Anyone has had any issues like that?

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    I would get under the truck and have a look at the wiring harness. If for some reason it came loose and got caught up on something or has just frayed through from movement/vibration it would explain both of them not working. Either that or someone had pulled the connections and didn't know which connector went where. If the switches have been removed and the person wasn't paying attention, they could've easily lost the steel ball bearings inside of the switch galleries, which would leave them inoperable as well. A couple of things to check over...
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    Thanks geezer101, I’m not totally pressed on it now because they’re working at the moment but next time they stop I’ll get under there and check. I just wasn’t sure whether to start from under the dash or by the tranny. Could it be a ground?

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    These switches aren't grounded - they're a loop circuit. Power goes in, power goes out. And they are 2 completely different circuits as well. Curious that they've both decided to start working at the same time The majority of the abuse goes on under the truck so that is where I'd start. That eliminates faulty or badly installed switch assemblies though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    These switches aren't grounded - they're a loop circuit. Power goes in, power goes out. And they are 2 completely different circuits as well. Curious that they've both decided to start working at the same time The majority of the abuse goes on under the truck so that is where I'd start. That eliminates faulty or badly installed switch assemblies though...

    Yea they stop working again last night and started working again today. I know I have OD when I see my reverse lights come on.

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    Something is bridging the circuits together?
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