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Damn annoying.
Bulb/s fine. The contact points are fine. The fuse is fine.
Unclipped the gear gaiter to view....now't to see.

What is wrong? Anyone got any ideas? Easy to fix myself?
Is this a common fault with Seat's?

Cheers in advance

Steve
 

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Right...fixed.
What had happened is a wire had broken on the switch off the gearbox.
It was broken right near the plastic connector base too so I had to:
1) Undo the clip and undo the other connector that shares the same cable tidier (but goes off to the left of the engine bay)
2) Cut the heat-shrink tape right back and give it some flexibility as it was crammed tight.
3) Cut the cable tidier back (about 2-3 inches off!)
4) Trim both ends of the split wires with a craft knife.
5) Solder the wires together and gently wrap a bit of tape around it.

When it connects back together you can see how much more movement the wire has instead of being so tightly strained. The factory guys didn't do that very well IMO.
Just looking at the nearby engine mount shows how much the engine moves....so with the gearbox connected to that and the wire to the gearbox it would have been pulled and stretched each time the car was started or revved. Which = SNAP.

All is working fine now. :)
 
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