Reverse light stays on until you change to 3rd gear and only then turns off. on 1996 Ford Escort

Is this a faulty reverse light switch or can it be something else?

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1 answer 3 comments
Manual transmission?
Yes
More than likely the reverse switch sticking or some internal holding it closed.
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