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Our 2001, 2002 and 2003 Odys all had the same switch (I know, from having to adjust them to suit my own use of brake lights as not just a stop warning).

These brake switches have two sets of contacts. One services the brake light circuit, the other controls the shift interlock. I actually had to take apart the one on my 2003 EX, dress the contacts with very fine wet-dry sandpaper, and reassemble it, due to experiencing a gear shift lever stuck in park.

Lack of back-up lighting is a different subject. The reverse lights circuit does not go through the brake switch, but it does run through:
1.) The ignition switch (as mentioned by WSY
2.) A relay under the dash (driver's side, I think)
3.) A tranmission range switch (mounted on the far left side of the transmission, I believe)

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