brake light problem

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by nascar7613, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    08 Street Glide. When the rear brake is applied the brake light comes on but does not immediately go off when the brake is released, it takes a few seconds. When this happens, it also makes the check engine light come on. The brake light works fine off the front brake.
     
  2. Hoople

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    This all happens when bike is at rest? Strange. What error does it post. You can clear error and it will re-post same error when brake light hangs.
     
  3. glider

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    Possibly a defective brake light switch. Follow the brake line from the rear master cylinder and in the line you will find the pressure switch that operates the brake light from the foot brake.
     
  4. Hoople

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    Glider, is that an ABS code? I don't know what year ABS became available for HD.
     
  5. glider

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    What code? They were first on the 08 bikes I believe.

    Check here at the bottom for the ABS codes...

    09-08-07 DTC Codes - Harley Davidson Community
     
  6. Hoople

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    OP said "check engine light" came on. Maybe it is not storing a code at all or I am reading too deep into problem. But it is an '08 bike.
     
  7. glider

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    Thought I missed the code somewhere :D
     
  8. nascar7613

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    It does not throw a code. It just makes the check engine light come on.
     
  9. glider

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    Usually with the light on a code will be present, have you tried to locate a code?

    09-08-07 DTC Codes - Harley Davidson Community