Okay I have searched all the related threads pertaining to the reverse light and could not find an answer to my issue. So I'am starting a new thread asking for help. After getting my 1971 Opel GT over four years ago, I'am just now completing the restoration of the reverse light. The PO had removed the wires from the switch at the transmission, which was leaking and bent (I assumed because the fuse kept blowing). I replaced the switch when I first got the car to stop the leak, but never finished the hookup of the wires until now. I completed the wire cleanup and hookup from the switch to the rear light assembly. Using my voltmeter, verified current to bulb.
Now comes the issue:
When I engage the gearshift in reverse, there is a 5 second delay before the light activates. I know you may be asking why do I care if there is a delay, just be happy the light works Just curiosity more than anything. Maybe the switch is suppose to have a short delay before the light activates. My curiosity is what other Opeler's know and experienced.