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How do I change my front brake light switch on my 2009 Harley crossbones?

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Front brake light switch is in your right handle control assembly. couple little allen wrenchs, small snap ring pliers and a small straight slot screw driver is all you need. Take the front brake lever off, take out screws and open housing, the throttle cable and return has two little clips, be careful not to lose them.. you will see the switch inside, looks like a little black button with a rubber boot over it. take the clip off and pop it out, might need to take the handle bars off to get to the wiring harness for the switch. pop it back in and reassemble....

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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SOURCE: harley 1998 ultra wiring schematic

Sorry but I don't have a wiring diagram that I can send you but I may can offer a bit of help.

Your passing lamps are simply wired into a hot circuit somewhere. A lot of schematics don't show them because they are considered "add ons". They also may have a fuse inline with the "hot" wire. They have only one wire that connects them to the bike with the rest being inside the "light bar" itself. Find the wire coming out of the center of the "light bar" and trace it back to where it hooks up. Sorry but that's the best I can do on this one.

On your front brake light, there is a switch located inside your right hand switch housing where your throttle is located. It is a plunger type switch that is activated when you pull the front brake lever. A simple test of the switch is to loosen the bolts of the master cylinder and slide it towards the center of the handlebars. If the switch is good, the brake light will come on. If the switch is bad, it will not.

To get to the switch, you'll have to take the right hand switch housing apart. First, loosen the throttle cables at the adjusters and then remove the two bolts that hold the switch housing halves together. Carefully open up the switch housing. You will see the small switch in the front of the housing. You'll have to desolder the wires, replace the switch with a new one, and resolder the wires to the new switch.

Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly. Make sure you slide the master cylinder all the way back against the switch housing or the brake light will stay on constantly. Readjust the throttle cables and check for proper operation. You don't want your throttle sticking.

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there is 2 bolts on the caliper take them off and there are pad pins that need to be taken out.. inside the caliper there is a metal clip where the pad sits in.. put them in the same way they came out once you start its pretty self explainatory.. you should not have to blead them

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the abs module needs to be bled via the hd digital technician 2 software; sorry need to take it to a dealer; can't fully bleed the module w/o it and it may interfere w/ warranty issues later

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: No rear brake light on 2009 Ultra. Where is the

The rear brake is activated by a electric/hydraulic switch located in line with the rear brake line. It is located behind the rear brake pedal, and faces forward. It is about 3 1/2" long and an inch in diameter, cylindrically shaped. That is probably what is the problem is. You can check the wires for corrosion and connection first.

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SOURCE: 2009 harley night train oil change instructions

i am not being a wiseguy, but if you buy the repair manual from harley, you'll have very easy to follow guides. the manual is $50. if that doesn't help cause of the price e-mail me and i'll walk you thru it..good luck and ride safe.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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