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2007 Harley Davidson 1200XL Custom Sportster- brake light stays on all the time Trouble shooting hasn't helped. Any Advise?

I have a 2007 Harley Sportster 1200XL Custom and the brake light stays on anytime the ignition is on, or if the bike is running. If I squeeze or press the either brake there is no difference. The light remains on. I've checked the bulb, harness, lever, pedal, and removed the front brake lever checking the "little black button" all seems to be fine. I'm stumped. I also checked the wires. They are all in good shape. Could the running light have burned out in the bulb? Is the harness bad? I'm clueless now, and any help would be awesome! Thanks!

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Brake switch is stuck in closed position.

Or get yourself a schematic, examine the brake light connection to the power line and you will see the possible causes of the anomaly. Or a wire that is always hot when ignition is on has managed to touch your brake hot line thus leaving the light on all the time that the ignition is in the "on" position.

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The pink wire goes to the pink eng rpm signal wire coming from the ecm. Go to the stealership and ask 'em to show you where it is.

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The only idea that i can come up with is that you dont have a good ground..or the guage was bad when you bought it..i hope this..Keith

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fault in the cabling indicating a short. test cabling with a multi meter

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The advance timing should be 35° before Top Dead Center. This is how you find out which mark this is.

Get the rear wheel of the bike off the ground, remove the spark plugs, shift the bike into fourth gear, and remove the timing plug from the left engine case.
Now, take an ordinary PLASTIC DRINKING STRAW and insert it into the front spark plug hole. Do not use anything else or you stand a chance of it breaking and then you'll have to pull the head to get it out. The plastic straw will bend but not break.
Bump the rear wheel in the direction that it turns while riding down the road until the piston pushes the straw all the way up and just barely starts going back down. Look into the timing hole. You should see a timing mark. This is the Top Dead Center mark. Now, bump the rear wheel BACKWARDS until you see another mark. This should be the ADVANCED TIMING MARK. The piston should 7/16" down from top dead center.

On this model Sportster the timing is advanced by a mechanical advance mechanism. These units are notorious for wearing out and not contolling the timing very well. You must remove the breaker plate to inspect this mechanism. Mark the position of the plate before you remove it. If the pins and holes in the flyweights are worn, replace the unit. Replace it with a good needle bearing unit. Replace the points and reset the gap at 0.018 - 0.020".

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the heat from the bulb being continiuosly on may have melted a wire inside your headlight?

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