Brake light stays on

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by mbrown, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. mbrown

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    I have a 91 Softail and I just replaced the handle bars,ign switch,wiring, and rear tail light. When I turn the ignition switch on, the rear tail light turns on and stays on. Nothing happens when i hit the hand or foot brake. I connected 2 wires green/red for the tail light. I would assuem that the tail light is to stay on with the headlights but what ativated the brake light? Thanks.
     
  2. glider

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    Check the handle bar switch in the brake side. either broken the plunger or not installed correctly. Did you space the brake lever when reassembling it?
     
  3. mbrown

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    I did not install a spacer when I installed the lever. I will check it. Does the foot peddle activate this switch on the handle bars as well thru the wiring? I will keep you updated on my findings. Thanks.
     
  4. glider

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    2 separate switches but they both operate the same light. Check the plunger in behind the brake handle on the bars.