New Here! Picked up 91 Civic. Reverse Lights Always On



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Hello all 4th gen Civic owners! I just picked up a 91 Civic Wagon from my father in law that had been sitting in a garage for years. It has no rust,2wd with a manual trans. The best thing is it has 76k original miles. It has been maintained with the basic oil, timing belt , brake replacement. Are there any issues I should be aware of?

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Wow thats great. How about alternators? Also, Should I run some fuel injection cleaner through the gas? Maybe BG?
 


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:welcome:

Congrats on the pick up! Don't see too many 4th gens these days.

Post some pics!
 
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Detailed 91 Civic, new tires tomorrow. Runs good ,starts after sitting out in below freezing temps. Still need advice on how to get the backup lights to go out?
 
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Thanks- I do wonder if these cars would qualify as -Classic car status? Also Autoblog has a cool write up on a 89 Wagon they found in the junkyard. They mention 80's engines had HG issues?
 
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The y-tube info vague on how to replace the B/U switch? It appears to on top of the trans below the distributor? I guess it screws out and there are 2 wires to disconnect? The replacement part looks like it has 2 plugs to insert wires in and the other end has a button type switch on it. Has any body replied their's?
 
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Thanks - I just read where the exact location was and unplugged it from the main harness for now. To answer your question I have not checked it yet. FYI- T he lights are off ! but obviously it won't work if backing up. Good for now. Thanks again for responding. The car is running great overall. I have put more miles on it in 2 weeks than it had in 2 years!
 

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Thanks- I do wonder if these cars would qualify as -Classic car status? Also Autoblog has a cool write up on a 89 Wagon they found in the junkyard. They mention 80's engines had HG issues?
Generally, 25yrs old is the "Classic" status.
I don't recall those motors having any sort or head gasket issues, those 88-91 d series motors were rock solid reliable.
 




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