No brake lights


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No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:08 pm



All of a sudden, I have no brake lights.

Only thing I did was put a hook up the trailer charger on the battery & it made a clicking noise around the battery somewhere



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Re: No brake lights

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:52 am

This is just an idea, as I am not real familiar with the 1500 electrical and don't have any diagrams. The relays are under the seat and in the general area of the battery. I would start there, see if a relay fried or something on that order. The clicking sound, to me, indicates a relay activating and as I said may have shorted. Just a thought.
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Re: No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:12 am

I was about to check the fuses first. But heck, I can't even figure out...do I need to remove the main fuse 'holder" (long black thing) first? Is there not a separate circuit for brake lights?

Sure'd like to find a youtube video to instruct me on how to do this step by step.

I'm no mechanic to be sure.

Thanks alot

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Re: No brake lights

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:23 am

Well, let's see if some of the 1500 riders can add some more. My base is the 1100 and 1800. Makes me a little unsure of how the 1500 is set up electrically. I am sure we will see WingAdmin or another Guru chime in here today. Patience Grasshopper LOL!
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Re: No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:31 am

Ya...thanx..that's what I need. The expertise of a 1500 rider.

Thank you!

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Re: No brake lights

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:49 am

The fusebox is behind the cover on the left side of the bike, and you do have to remove the long black cover to get to the fuses. That would be the first thing I would check.

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Re: No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:55 am

Thanx for that. Sorry to sound so naiive, but wud u b able to send me a close up pic of that 'long black main fuse holder' & indicate what screws exactly I am to remove? I removed one last night, but something fell on the ground (maybe the nut on the other side?) & now it's loose.

I can send u a pic if u want. (I just need your email) Mine's ricc@shaw.ca FYI.

Thanx

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Re: No brake lights

Postby Mh434 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:40 am

The long black fuse holder is behind the large left-side plastic side cover. No tools required, for the side cover (pushes into grommets) or the fuse holder cover (just snaps into place). The stop light fuse is, I believe, the third from the top. There is also a relay on the panel (to the rear of the fuses), and the stoplight one is the middle of the top row.

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Re: No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:57 am

Thank you. I guess I shuda asked u first.

How can I send u a pic thru this. I'd really like to to show u what piece I'm talking about that I unscrewed & something fell on the ground. I was wondering if I nut fit on there, but obviously, showing u a pic wud b lots easier for u to determine.

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Re: No brake lights

Postby Mh434 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:01 pm

To show a pic, save it to someplace on your computer (remember where it was saved to!), then, start a reply to the thread. Below the text box (where you type your reply) are two tabs labelled "Options" and "Attachments". Click on the "attachments" tab, and then click on "Add files" when it appears. NAvigate to where on your computer to where the pic is, click on the pic, then click on "Open". The pic will be available to insert in your reply. I usually click in my text box, below whatever I've typed, then go back down to the attachments box below, and click on "Insert inline". Then, click on "Preview", ensure it's the way you like it, then click on "Submit". Voila - the pic is in your reply.

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Re: No brake lights

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Re: No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:14 pm

I checked the fuse & it was blown. Sop I put another 15A fuse in & it blew too. Wonder why?

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Re: No brake lights

Postby redial » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:24 pm

That indicates an overload. An overload is usually caused by something in the circuit that is drawing too much current. Check for shorts - something that has rubbed wires bare, and may be rubbing together, or you have a bare wire touching the frame, or touching some other heavy duty item.

Has a trailer plug been fitted? If so, check all the connections and wires associated with the brakes, first, then check the other wires.

You have to be thorough, otherwise it will be a never ending story. Also, just because you found one, does not mean that there are not more.
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No brake lights

Postby hap2 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:17 am

Maybe it was just a bad fuse? I replaced fuse #2 with fuse #3 five hrs ago & it's been fine ever since.

Fuse 2 (replacement for fuse 1) burnt almost immediately, but fuse #3 is fine.




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