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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:39 am 
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Hi all - been a while since I've posted here! Still have my 1998 Hornet 600 which I've owned since 2006, though I now also have an Indian FTR 1200S.
Loving both bikes for different reasons :)

Was out for a ride today & am getting a weird problem with the brake lights.

The brake lights are activating with no problems when I use the rear brake, but when i apply front brake they don't come on at all.
This is a bit of an issue as quite often I use front only.
We got the multimeter out and checked at the lever, and can see a voltage change there - but not at the brake light itself.
I suspect a possible cabling issue as the lights come on without drama when rear is applied

Amy ideas on where I should start chasing this problem, or am i better off just taking it to an auto electrician and getting them to sort it?

thanks!


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:41 pm 
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i would check all connections between the front brake switch and the rear light first

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:02 pm 
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370steve wrote:
i would check all connections between the front brake switch and the rear light first

any chance you can give me some info on where those all are? Is there a wiring diagram I can access?


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:13 pm 
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If you disconnect the front brake light switch, then bridge the connectors, with the ignition on, rear brake light should illuminate. If it does, the brake light switch is faulty, it not, it's a wiring issue.

Alternatively, test the switch as below, from the FSM.

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And you may need a microscope to read this, but here goes:

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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:25 pm 
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Thanks I'll give that a go on the weekend


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:59 pm 
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richard pitman wrote:
If you disconnect the front brake light switch, then bridge the connectors, with the ignition on, rear brake light should illuminate. If it does, the brake light switch is faulty, it not, it's a wiring issue.

Thanks again, gave that a go and found the issue was the switch, turns out the connectors were just filthy - cleaned them up and it's working perfectly again!


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