08 heritage rear brake light switch

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by hdheritage, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. hdheritage

    hdheritage New Member

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    will I have to take off mufflers to change brake light switch?
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    hdheritage welcome to the forum. I saw no reason to take the mufflers off when I replaced my switch. Be sure to have some DOT 4 brake fluid on hand as you will need to bleed the brakes.

    Also the service manual calls for only 12-15 ft-lbs. of torque when tightening.
     
  3. PigSnot

    PigSnot Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks for the torque value TripleJ. Can’t image FLHR being much different.
    Just replaced mine last week; no info in service manual on R&R. As was suggested in another post (and I Thank you too), I used some Teflon tape. 2 or 3 wraps about ¼ inch from the end so it starts on with no tape at first. Threads in easy to tape, then tightens quick. Worked fine, no leaks at all.
     
  4. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    It is a little tight to get your fingers down there to install the new switch, but you should not have to remove the mufflers. On my custom I used an extention on the ratchet, the one problem I did have was reattaching the wires, it is a little tight. Good luck!