turn signal works but not brake light

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by khandels, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. khandels

    khandels New Member

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    I have a 07 roadking that has been lowered. The right side brake light is out , but the right side turn signal works. Any ideas?
     
  2. 03HD883R

    03HD883R Active Member

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    Have you checked the connectors and the light bulb to see how things look?

    Or worst case scenario a wire got pinch/cut when it got lowered. But let's hope not, and it's just something isn't plugged in all the way.

    Also, if it's the same bulb, some bulbs are fitted with two separate filaments -- one for brake and one for turn signal operation.

    Without looking at everything, it's hard to tell.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Check to see if harness has been rubbed through under the rear fender....
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    If you have a stock RK the centre light is clearance/brake light and the outside lights are clearance/signal light I don't think there is anything wrong here.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    There are some kits/mod that allow the turns to become a brake light too. I was thinking as 03HD is that maybe its just a bad dual filament bulb. I haven't a clue how this feature is achieved through the electrical part though.....
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I added the kit to my softail a few years ago. It's just a plug that attaches to the existing harness, a very quick install and I love the extra lights, also function as running lights.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Like Gator says there's a "Y" harness (run/stop/turn kit) under the seat that converts the SINGLE element turn bulb ('07 newer) into a run/stop light as well. There may be a chafe or bad pin in the connector.