tailight warning light on always


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tailight warning light on always

Postby jmal » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:01 am



I have a 871200 which a just got it had 22 other light tie into the rear taillights I remove them all fix all the wiring hoping that would fix the light issues but didn't I know they don't make the taillight sensor anymore lease help



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Re: tailight warning light on always

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:17 am

The tail light "lamp" on the dash...Does it light for a few seconds when the key is turned on and then go out.? or does it stay on..?

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Re: tailight warning light on always

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:26 am

Also..if it always stays on...unhook the white/yellow wire on the brake light sensor module...This is the ground path for the indicator lamp....if it goes off,the module is bad...if it stays on,the white/yellow wire is shorted to ground.
This module should be behind the starter solenoid...right of the battery...

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Re: tailight warning light on always

Postby jmal » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:16 am

thank you and it does stay on always whereif it is bad can you get that sensor Honda said they no longer make it?and once again thank you your infor was better then Clifton manuel!

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Re: tailight warning light on always

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 am

I don't have one and you might find one online.E-Bay,used bike parts,etc.

Or just unhook the light and ride it.

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Re: tailight warning light on always

Postby bwagner6 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:32 pm

I have the same issue but mine remains lit because I switched to LED bulbs out back. Are you saying if I cut the ground to the sensor all will be good and the light will go off? Thanks ...

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Re: tailight warning light on always

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:14 pm

I don't have one to test that on but it probably won't work.The circuit should just find another ground path.Usually through other lamps attached to it.
If you simply want the warning light to be off,unhook it from the module.




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