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I have an 1100 V-Star Classic, the brake lights are not working. I have replaced the bulb but still nothing. The running and turn signals are working fine. What is my problem?

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  • bstainer Jul 02, 2009

    as stated, the running lights are working fine so, although I have know machanical skills, I just can't see it being the wiring if the running lights are work? If it was the wiring,the tail light wouldn't be working at all...would it?

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As you have stated since the tail light is alone not working,its an electrical problem. if you can see the rear brake will be connected to a switch for tail brake using a thin rod in most of the bikes. this switch works when the rod is pulled down(i.e the circuit is complete and the light glows). you can check for any damage with this system as well there is possibility for the connection to the switch get loosened over time. you can adjust the tightness of the rod by rotating the electrical switch in anticlockwise and clockwise directions. you can refer the manual for all these operations. if you dont have the manual you can google search for it.

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Check using the voltmeter if you are getting any output in the bulb holder? You might also need to check the wiring that connects the bulb holder to the main base wiring. Since the turn signals are working fine, there seem to be some problem with the wiring connector that connects the tail wiring with the main one. It might be loose or damaged. You might need to check the condition of the wire that connects the tail lamp to the holder as well.

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