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brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
brake light does not work from petal or lever? nite time running light works fine- I put tester to check and no power to brake contact in socket. same fuse for running lite and brakes,so any ideas? thanks
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Check the bulb.
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I tried another blub that knows works-first thing I did
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
unplug the connector under the seat where it goes under/into the rear fender and check for power there. That will help to narrow down the area that the power loss exist.
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
There is a connector under the fender for each wire in the rear as well. May want to check and make sure it didn't come loose. Blue or yellow wife ( not sure which off hand)
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
The brake light has a ground in the light housing/mount. That ground being off (easy to check) would defeat either switch. The sinaling fuse provides voltage to the Brown circuit wire which both front and rear brake switches are connected to. When either switch is closed, the 12 volts goes across the switch and via Yellow wire goes to the connecter under the seat, and continued yellow wire to the tail light, right up to the socket. You say you don't read voltage. Check the signal fuse. If it's good, chase the yellow wire. If it's not, find out what shorted the Brown wire.
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
davej wrote:
unplug the connector under the seat where it goes under/into the rear fender and check for power there. That will help to narrow down the area that the power loss exist.

Also, make sure the wires are seated all the way in the connectors.
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Thanks for all input-now I have some ideas of what and where to look-let u know results -thanks
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
There are two fuses. The "LIGHTS" fuse is for head and tail lights and running lights. The "SIGNAL" fuse is for turn signals, stop lights and horn.
 
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Re:brake light- no workie? 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Ok got it fixed-was connector under seat-BUT,then brake light was on all the time-tracked that down to bad connection on foot brake switch-all good now-thanks for yr help all-ride on!!
 
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