Question about 2001 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide
I have no power to either wire going into the front bake light stop switch. I have power to the rear. any suggestions
Sounds like a wiring problem, rather than the switch.
One wire should be HOT.
Check fuses, and follow front brake light switch wiring checking connectors.
Posted on Mar 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
SOURCE: Why wont my brake light
Oh yeah, I've run into this before. The ohm meter says the rear brake switch is good but the light says different because it won't light. The switch is indeed bad. What happens is the switch says it's good when checked with the ohm meter because the meter is designed not load the circuit being tested. The light on the other hand, puts a load on the switch and the resistance of the switch will not allow enough current to pass through. Replace the rear brake switch and your light will probably work.
Posted on Feb 24, 2011
SOURCE: i was riding up hill
The ignition is generated simultaneously in both cylinders: if you get it to a cylinder it means that the coil and the electronics pack is operational = the defect is located after them.
So replace the sparkplug - it might be shorted. If you still don't get spark then the spark wire for the rear one is interrupted - replace it.
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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