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Brake handle does not trigger brake light

When pulling the brake handle my tail light does not light. The foot brake works fine as do all other lights. Any ideas?

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Brake switch needs adjusted out or replace. Mike

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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SOURCE: Brake lights

The taillight should be on at all times. The brakelight should come on when the front or rear brakes are applied. Start by disconnecting the front brake light switch then the rear to see which switch is broken. Also check the bulbs. I have seen them short out internally. The filament inside the bulb break and contacts the other circuit.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: 1984 Honda Shadow VT700 Taillight/All other rear lights out.

it be a bad ground connection to the bikes frame or a bad ignition switch

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear brake light will not come on when rear brake is applied

If your brake lights are not coming when pressing the foot brake this means that there is something wrong with the switch..Have a closer look near the brake lever and you will see a spring attached to it which in turn is connected to the brake switch..Try to pull it down and if you see your brake lights working then you only need to adjust the spring setting..Else try to make a manual close connection and if it goes on then replace the switch..

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: BRAKE LITES WON"T WORK

you have a corroded ground in the back light bar..remove the rear light bar from the fender and make sure it is clean, not rusty.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

SOURCE: 1984 Honda interceptor brake light

Check the bulb first, check fuses, thn check if theres 'live' current to the brake light wire to the bulb socket (using a tester).
If theres no 'live' current to the bulb socket thn proceed to the brake light switch and check for the 'live' current to the wires there, one of the wires there should have a 'live' current of course having the igntion switch 'on'.
If theres is 'live' current there, thn the switch is faulty it may just need cleaning, try to clean by using WD-40,if it doesn't help thn replace it.
If you still have no 'live' current on any of the wires to the brake switch thn trace the wire (color) from the rear light socket and follow to the fuse box / ignition switch.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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