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When I use the front brake the brake light

When I use the front brake the rear brake light does not come on and when I use the turn signals
both left and right turn signals come on I have inspected the wiring under the seat and in the head light but see no broken wires when the foot brake is used the brake light does come on

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    rtpflh Apr 01, 2017

    inspect light bulbs for broken filament,check flasher

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Remove switch cover on front brake master cylinder.support assembly. check connections at brake cyl.switch,check wires were not 'pinched' by cover against handle bar

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  • Nate Williams Apr 01, 2017

    Switched the rear light bar on my 16 street glide with a factory powder coated one. I have brake and turn signals that work on the rear but no rear running lights. Have checked all connections and fuses. Bottom fender running light will work but once you plug in the plug for the light bar all running lights will go out. Have no clue what could be wrong

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    rtpflh Apr 01, 2017

    trace your ground wires.if lights have one wire,remove some powdercoat to provide good ground,or run a ground wire from light bar to frame.

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