2008 Road King Classic foot brake

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by 1798RoadKing, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. 1798RoadKing

    1798RoadKing New Member

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    Hello all.
    Newbie to the forum. I just purchased a 2008 Road King Classic. I road it 1800 miles from Illinois to Massachusetts. I discovered that the brake light works when I pull the front brake lever but the brake light does not illuminate when I step on the foot brake pedal. Also, the cruise control disengages when I pull the front brake lever but does not disengage when I step on the rear brake.

    Can someone tell me where the switch is that controls both of those functions from the rear brake pedal? I can't pass inspection until it is fixed.
     
  2. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    Stop light switch in the rear master cylinder bad?
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    #35 in diagram
     

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  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. When you find the switch, check the connections, one may be loose. If connections are tight and switch still doesn't work, you can get a Duralast switch P/N PS115 (or cross reference another mfg.) from one of the local Auto parts chain stores. The body of the switch is a little larger than the HD, but the threads and connections are the same. Cost is $8 vs $20 from HD, if the dealer has one in stock.
     
  5. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I second Breeze's suggestion for I had the same problem with mine and after crimping connectors a bit all is working as designed.
     
  7. wheelhouse

    wheelhouse New Member

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    My 2010 RK had recall for same problem
     
  8. 1798RoadKing

    1798RoadKing New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I have been unable to reply from my iPhone. The browser not seem to work well for this forum.

    I ended up following the diagram to the web site that offered them on line. I discovered that there was a recall on those switches from '09 to '11. I found the part No. and took myself to a Harley dealer where I bought the new switch and installed it. In no time at all I had my sticker and I'm riding again.

    Great forum and good advice. Especially grateful for diagram supplied that got me pointed in the right direction.
     
  9. Jennmarr

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