Question about 2005 Harley Davidson FXSTD - FXSTDI Softail Deuce
I have no clue why this is happening, I just started one day and i cant seem to find the problem.
basically, the brake light is activated by either the front or the foot brake. Each has a small switch coupled to either the brake lever or the brake pedal. To check if it is the front brake lever, look closely on the right handlebar area where the front brake lever pivots. There would be a small switch with two (2) wires. Often this wires are connected by a spade type connector, remove any of the the two connector/wire and observe if the brake light would switch off. If yes, shorted front brake switch, if not, then chances are that the culprit is the foot brake. There are variations of designs how the foot brake activates the brake light. Most would call for a linkage (either short cable or metal rod). from the foot brake to a small tubular switch. Try removing any or both wires/connectors to the foot brake switch. If brake light is till one, then problem is elsewhere. If brake light is off, then the foot brake switch needs looking into. Often found faults is mis-adjusted switch. The switch rotates on a threaded tab. The switch has to be adjusted till the brake light powers off. In some cases, the swith has to be replaced.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2008
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