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Back Up Lights

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scavenger, Jul 27, 2000.

  1. scavenger

    scavenger 1/2 ton status

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    Checking to see if anyone has a cure for intermittant back up lights on an 85 full size Blazer with the automatic tranny. Once in a while they work but not very often. I have replaced the bulbs, checked the wiring, and played around moving the shift lever a little to each side of the "R" without any luck pinpointing the problem. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.......thanks
     
  2. slodawg

    slodawg 1/2 ton status

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    Not really a cure for your prob but on my Blazer I put 100 watt Fog Lights on the rear for back up lights. Mounted them just off the tow hitch so they wouldnt take a beating off road. Hooked them to a toggle switch in the truck. Work great at night. (just dont turn them on when someone brightlights you at night cause it could be a cop and its a big NO NO to do that)

    <font color=blue>SLODAWG</font color=blue>
    http://www.slodawg.coloradok5.com
     
  3. MudRebel350

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    I had the same problem with my first 87 k5. I would have to move the shifter a little for them to come on.

    J.D.
    88 Gmc Jimmy
     
  4. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    Here is my solution to that problem... see attachment.
    Only thing is that 3/4 of the year a go topless, but just got in a wreck a few weeks ago so maybe a new bumper with some flush mounted back ups is in the works.

    BBone 85'K5
    Wilderness Roof Rack in the winter, Skyler in the summer...
     
  5. DMK

    DMK 1/2 ton status

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    Did the same thing as slodawg on my 89, a lot brighter.
     

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