My friend asked me to change the globe as only 1 RHS reverse light was illuminating. I changed the globe on the LHS and noticed, the same problem....No light on the LHS, but the RHS was working. Closer examination - which I should have done first LOL - revealed the LHS has a red plastic inner covering, whereas the RHS reverse light has clear covering as you expect.
Fiddling with the dash light controls, it seems the LHS red reverse light does illuminate when I move the 'light' switches on the steering wheel controls to something that is perhaps FOG mode? Not too sure...(It does NOT illuminate with the normal lights either ON or OFF)
Why would one reverse light be RED and only work in strict circumstances (ie FOG) and the RHS reverse light is normal? Can someone explain either WHY this is like this, or how I have misunderstood this.
(Yes, the car is in reverse when I test this...)