brakelight issue need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by always lookin, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. always lookin

    always lookin New Member

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    have an 05 sportster, the brake light just stopped working. I used meter and get signal back to light. but no brake light. The run works, signals work, does have the module in it for signals to work like brake also. Does the circuit board in the light base itself go bad?
     
  2. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws

    If you post your question on the main forum in the appropriate area, you may get more responses...although a few of our knowledgable members will be along shortly. :s
     
  3. wazzle

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    A stupid question but did you try a bulb ? It is probably a dual filament bulb.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, check the bulb:s
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    As has been said try the simple first ie in this case bulb

    Brian
     
  6. always lookin

    always lookin New Member

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    yes I have checked the bulb looked good but still bought new just in case. I wish it was that easy. I get power through the harness but that's the end
     
  7. yeiter

    yeiter Member

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    I'm not sure the wires are soldered, but if they are you may have a bad solder joint to the socket. Usually the bad joint will look frosted. This can be fixed by remelting the solder. Otherwise, if you have power to the socket and a good ground, it must be the socket it's self.
     
  8. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. My son's '07 had a bad bulb socket that to be replaced. You could wiggle the wires and make it work temporarily.
    tourbox
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome from Woodstock, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta!

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  10. r_k_dragon

    r_k_dragon Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum from the southwest desert.