2008 street glide with no active BRAKE light

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by drumstix23, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. drumstix23

    drumstix23 New Member

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    Hey guys, and gals.

    I have anm '08 Street Glide I just bought and i cant believe i didnt catch it but my brake light doesnt work. The running light is fine but no brake action from either the front or the back. Here's what I've done and what I've gathered.

    1. Changed to bulb(obviously)
    2.Checked all fuses
    3. checked the switches
    4. I tested the rear light assembly and there is NO power going to the brake light wire which leads me to believe it could be in the harness somewhere?

    Please help me any way you can..Thanks
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Check power flowing thru your rear brake switch. I'd bet the switch is bad.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    With the wires running through the underside of the rear fender they are fairly well exposed and can get damaged so i would start there

    Brian
     
  4. rlkarmy15

    rlkarmy15 New Member

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    I believe that my 2010 Streetglide had a factory recall for something to do with the brake light. You 08 has a totally different setup but you might want to check with your dealer before you spend alot of time or money.
     
  5. Hoople

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    Use this to double check it...
    Bottom of the page shows your hydraulic brake switch. Orange/White is hot with key ON. Pink/Brown goes hot when you step on rear brake. Be sure that happens.
     

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  6. Hoople

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    I just noticed things are a little different if you have ABS. See attachment.
    Does your bike have ABS?
     

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  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love these 1st post service questions...Hoop you've got to start charging a service fee...:s :D

    I say it's the switch too...