Opel Vectra B

since 1995 release

Repair and operation of the car

Vektr's Opel of B
+ 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
- 7. Transmission
   + 7.1. Coupling
   - 7.2. Mechanical transmission
      7.2.2. Introduction
      7.2.2. Technical characteristics
      7.2.3. Replacement of oil in the transmission
      7.2.4. Adjustment of the mechanism of gear shifting
      7.2.5. Gear shifting mechanism
      7.2.6. Replacement of sealing rings
      7.2.7. Backing lamp switch
      7.2.8. Removal of the transmission
   + 7.3. Automatic transmission
   + 7.4. Power shafts
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions


7.2.7. Backing lamp switch


Inclusion of a lamp of a backing is made by the switch of plunger type which is screwed in in the top part of a case of the transmission. If the lamp of a backing does not join, first of all check integrity of the fuse.

To check serviceability of the switch, remove from it the electric socket and, using an ohmmeter, check resistance between contacts of the switch at the switched-on reverse gear. Resistance has to be equal to 0. Otherwise the switch is subject to replacement.


1. For improvement of access to the switch remove the accumulator and a support of the accumulator.
2. Disconnect the electric socket and unscrew the switch (it is specified by an arrow) from a transmission case.


Installation is made in the sequence, the return to removal.