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My rear brAke light won't come on even when the ignition is on bike is not running, now when the rear or front levers are pressed, I believe it's the front and rear brake lever switches, any ideas ?

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jbird
As seen on picture this got damaged in a crash, I crimped the cable on the stop switch assembly, and contacted it with the other lead, and still no brake light?

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jbird
I ordered both parts I need and waiting to install, but like to know if you guys think there could be another aspect to the issue

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Mr.Puss
I accidentally disconnected my brake light instead of the O2 sensor when I mistraced the wire.
I had just finished a crap ton of wiring etc and I just couldn't figure it out. Swearing ensued. One of my finer moments. Heh.
 
 

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rick
Have you checked fuse? I believe the brake light is on the same fuse as the turn signals. Do they work?
 
With the harness pinched, if the hot wire shorted to ground by getting pinched to the frame, that's where I'd look 1st. If it was just the front switch's harness that was, say, cut w/o shorting, the rear brake pedal should still operate the light. With both not working and the brake pedal's switch unharmed you need to look at what's common to both.

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jbird
I will check the turn light fuze today, I looked at fuze box, there is no fuze for brake alone...good to know...ill update later

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The turn lights do work, as well as both beams for headlight, but the aux light, the 5w bulb is not on when the ignition is on

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mjh937
Did you check both fuse boxes? It sounds like a fuse to me. It seems unlikely to have multiple unrelated problems at the same time.

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jbird
Got it thanks guys...it was signal fuze 10amp, and the rear brake is a loose spring, all working now
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rick
Excellent! - The turn signal fuse was only a guess a guess on my part. it's not even clear from the service manual which fuse operates that brake light.
 
So yeah, when that wire bundle got pinched the hot and ground touched, shorted and the fuse popped - just like it's suppose to. If you are not replacing that section of harness, tidy up those bare bits.
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jbird
Yes indeed, for a note to all. The bottom fuze labeled signal is for horn brake and aux light, and the other on top is for headlight and turn lights

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jbird
I ended up buying a gen spring for the rear stop switch

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jbird
But bought 60 dollars worth of parts for nothing to refund

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rick
Yes indeed, for a note to all. The bottom fuze labeled signal is for horn brake and aux light, and the other on top is for headlight and turn lights
Now I feel a bit daff - I read "signal" and translated that to turn signal. Never occurred to me that meant the horn. Maybe they should have just called it "semaphore" as that's how loud the horn is, lol.  
good to know, thanks. 
 
 
 
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