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On my in to work this morning I noticed my Brake Lights didn't work on my hand control, pedal worked fine so I don't think there is a fuse issue. Has anyone else had a problem like this to give me an idea where to start looking?
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Well I think the first thing I would check is the front brake switch, and go from there.
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I second wingadmin, the little switch on the front brake lever just gets badly corroded (from weather and internal arcing). Try shorting the 2 wires that go to the switch together with the ignition turned on and see if the brake light comes on. If it does then the switch is faulty. either buy a new one (Preferred method) or try and open it up and clean it or spray contact cleaner inside and see if that helps.. If shorting the wires together doesn't make the brake light come on, then you have a wiring fault (But this is unlikely). The wires sometimes break around the steering head from being constantly moved when the handlebars are turned left/right, so if it is a wiring issue I would start looking near the steering head, but I would be 99% sure it's just the switch.
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