Front Brake Light Switch


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Front Brake Light Switch

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I just noticed that the front brake light switch is not working on my 94A. When pressing the brake pedal the brake lights come on, so the bulbs and at least most of the circuitry is good. The odd thing is that when running with the cruise on and pulling the front brake lever, the brake lights fail to come on but it cancels the cruise... Any ideas?

Thanks. Ron in AZ


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Re: Front Brake Light Switch

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There are two switches. One for the Cruise and one for the Brake.
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Re: Front Brake Light Switch

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They fail over time. OEM replacements are inexpensive.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/front_ ... itch/60684



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Re: Front Brake Light Switch

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Thanks, Guys. Makes perfect sense.

Ron
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Re: Front Brake Light Switch

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UPDATE: Problem solved, at least temporarily. It was dirty contacts. But thanks for the info. I may order a new switch for my parts bin.

Have a good week everybody.

Ron


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