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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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brake light not working.

I lowsided at the track and then the next day I noticed my headlights were not working. A week later today I decided to put my front end back on and try to get the headlights working. I changed the fuse on them and they are fine now. But my brake light still will not come on using either the hand or rear brake. The tail light works turn signals work headlight works, just not my brake light. Any one have any ideas?
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Fuse or bulb (assuming it's dual filament).

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probably a dual filament bulb like ray though

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If you have a multimeter, test for current at the bulb, if no current it's a fuse most likely. If there is current then it is obviously the bulb.
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change the bulb

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I already changed out the fuse. No luck. Also this is probably going to sound dumb but my brake lights are l.e.d.'s
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Use a trouble light. It is grounded on one end and has a light with a probe. As the probe touches the power source the light lights up. Much easier and faster than using a meter. Start at the rear light and work backwards towards the fuse. You should have power at the fuse and both brake switches. The swithches only provide a contact for the power to go through so one side is powered all the time and the other gets power with the brake switch closed.
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LED tailight?? it is an '03....


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LED tailight?? it is an '03....
I believe so. Or it has normal bulbs and about 30 of them.
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maybe its aftermarket.


The light wasnt involved in the crash right? so if you took it off when it was working didnt drop it or fuck it up in anyway since then it has to be a problem of not getting juice. check power and ground going to the light. and/or try using a test light in place of the brake light.


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I just figured out for my rear brake if I press it really hard it will come on. But front brake wont even cause the light to come on if squeezed really hard. So it kinda sounds like the connection from the front brake to light is not connected. Would the switch under the rearset have any thing to do with how hard I have to press to get the light to come on?
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There is a plunger on the rear brake switch that will pop back with a spring, pull the spring off and see if the switch will work when you pull up on the plungers, if it does, there is a nut you can loosen up and adjust the rear brake switch.

As for the front light there is a switch that has 2 wires under the brake lever, there is a pin that is activated when you pull the lever, find that pin and see if it moves, it not you can try some penetrating fluid, also check to make sure the wires are connected.

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hey did you by any chance take the relays on the brakes and check them for rust or anything like that? you could use a paperclip to complete circut on it just to see if thats all that went bad.

just another idea...

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I took a look at the wires underneth my front brake because of flazrx and I noticed it was unplugged I plugged it in and front brake light is now working. I don't know how to adjust my rear brake light so I just started pulling and twisting what I could down there and ended up getting it to work with just a soft tape like its suppose to. the only problem I have now is my battery or stator is going bad. It only takes about 30 seconds for my battery to die.
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Can't help with the stator, but the rear brake light adjustment is done with the adjusting nuts connected to cable 5 and spring 6:

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