Brake light not working from the front lever.


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Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby gliskey » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:54 am



Brake light not working from the front lever on my 2001 Wing. I ordered a new switch that goes under the front brake lever. Am I going in the right direction? Swith won't be in for a week.



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Re: Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby bustedwing » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:18 pm

Do you have power going to the switch? If you jump acros the switch does the light come on? If both answers are yes then you are on the right track. If either answer is no, then you have a electrical problem, possibly burnt fuse or bad connection, where it will need more inspection.
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Re: Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby Len » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:03 pm

You can try cleaning the two switches (cruise cancel and brake lights), but replacement is usually required. Connectors are different sizes so they can't be connecter incorrectly. Make sure your brake lever is lined up properly with the switch when it is installed.

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Re: Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby WOJCIECH » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:25 am

two stop switches, rear and front, so stop running?

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Re: Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby gliskey » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:31 am

Replaced the swith, problem solved. Thanks much !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby RickG » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:20 pm

WD40 will by you some time, just a quick shot should help, but it will need replaced.

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Re: Brake light not working from the front lever.

Postby Sally » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:10 pm

Yes your right on just changed mine on the 02 for the second time never knew until inspection time.. My dealer stocks a hand full of them they change them all the time he said.. Sally




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