hey goober. thx for the reply. I do have an oil light that comes on then goes off shortly after I turn the ignition on and yes there is a neutral light. when i put it in reverse the reverse light comes on. i have the gas tank off and when I crack it the reverse light pulses like it's getting a charge from the starter maybe. I did buy the aftermarket part so I'm wondering if that could be the problem. I was trying not to spend to much to fix because I'm selling it.