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Yes indeed Golden Chicken I want to thank you! Without your insight I never would have found the damn switch in the first place. What a screwed up location.
Sincerely, Tom
AKA Saturn-V-Guy

06 Ion Redline eaten hondas n crappen Subarus.
 

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sorry about the picture fail.. i'm tired of playing with this forum.. Here are the twitpics.

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to get the piece off the back of the transmission all you need is a socket wrench the replacement piece is about 25 bucks from autozone.. lifetime warranty or 17 bucks for advanced auto parts.

again sorry about the picture fail
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i know i know
Was told by Saturn service that my backup lights were not working. Thanks to this forum I was able to identify the switch, removed it and cleaned it, then tested it and to my surprise it worked. Cost was zero dollars to fix this problem. Thanks to all who contributed to this forum.
 

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Hi Saturn-V-Guy,
I am having intermittent backup light problems. Some shops want up $300 to replace the backup switch. I am having problems seeing the switch location on my 2007 Ion redline 2.0LSC. I can't tell if it can be removed from the bottom of the car or from the top under the hood. I think it's behind the SC hose under the fuse box, but not sure. can you send me pictures to help figure it out.
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TomV.
 

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Pull the driver wheel off and its on top of the transmission right there
 

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That is not the description from Saturn-V-Guy gave who has a Ion Redline like I do. I think the Redline with the supercharger version might need to be accessed from the top.
Tom
 

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You can access it either way. It was easier for me to go through the wheel well. I just did it like a month ago.
I can grab a picture off one of my spare transmissions to give you an idea
I own several base models and several lsj cars.
 

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Thanks Billy. Ammco has estimate parts and labor @ $80. If they change their minds like CarX, (first $100, then $300 just for the labor), I can do it myself. Please send photo. I think I have spotted it. The connector has red and green wires.
 

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Yes sir! I thought pink and green but im partially color blind. I'll get you a pic asap. Been hectic at work so far this weekend
 

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Successful backup light switch change

Standard Disclaimer: no animals were harmed in the process of changing this switch! However some nuckles were banged and some foul language was used.

Hey all, I have now changed the backup light switch on my Redline, It took about an hour and did not require "mad ninja skills" to do so! It is really quite simple, all is required is a 7mm socket for the air cleaner snorkel clamps, a 7/8" deep well socket for the switch, about 15 inches of extention with a univresal joint and a rachet handle.
First disconnect the two ends of the snorkel from the super charger to the air cleaner and shift out of the way. Put the transmission in second gear to get the shifter linkage out of the way of the switch. Remove the connector from the switch and clean dirt from around the transmission housing where the switch is. With the 7/8" deep well socket, a universal joint and about 15" of extention and the ratchet handle remove the old switch. Place the new switch in the hole and thread it in, remember there is sealant on the new switch and it will probably take some medium effort to screw it in but get it all the way down and torque firmly, just be mindfull not to overtorque as the sheet metal nut it is made of wont take much abuse. Now reconnect the plumbing you disconnected at the beginning and volia.... Back up lights!
I have pics so if you want I will e-mail them to you, just contact me here and I'll give you my address.
Tom aka Saturn-V-Guy.
Could you send those photos over?
 

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I have also found that you test the switch. ( i used a 9v battery i had lying around and a speaker wire.) one end of the wire to the harness switch the other to the battery
 
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