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    Default reverse lights not working

    I have a 1985 Cougar 3.8l v6 with a C5 tranny. I recently replaced my transmission and my reverse lights worked fine for about 2 weeks then they stopped working. So I replaced the neutral safety switch, and still nothing. All fuses are fine. Turn signals still work. I am stumped. I hope someone can help.

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    Have someone watch the backup lights as you move gear selector through P-R-N-D. See if they ever come on. Maybe the linkage is a little out of adjustment.

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    I have tried that. They don't come on at all. The bulbs are new LED's that I just put in, tested them in other sockets and they work just fine. Could switching to LED's have something to do with it?

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    Don't know why LEDs don't work. Can you put the 1156 bulbs back in?
    Check for voltage at the bulb socket with your multimeter.

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    I had an LED 1156 bulb burn out when I tried it...very possible they blew. As softtouch said, try the regular bulbs.

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