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Brakelights on 06 HD electraglide will not turn off when brake is disengaged

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More than likely, the front brake light switch in the right handlebar switch housing is broken. The rear brake light switch is a pressure switch located in a tee fitting in the metal brake line going to the rear brake from the rear master cylinder. They do give problems but not very often.

To repair the swith, you'll have to loosen the throttle and idle cables. Take the two bolts that holds the switch housing together out and lift the top half of the switch housing up. Then, you'll problably want to remove the throttle sleeve and grip assembly. The switch is located in the lower half of the switch housing.

The switch is held in by a single screw. Remove the screw to free the switch. If you wish to keep the wiring on our bike looking original, you'll have to desolder the wires and then solder them back onto the new switch.

When you reassemble the switch housing/ throttle assembly, make sure you get the throttle cables adjusted correctly and they work freely. You want just a bit of slack in each cable. If you get them too tight, the bike may not idle properly or the throttle may stick. Failure to insure proper operation of the throttle could result in lose of control of the bike and result in serious injury or death.

Good Luck

Posted on Nov 11, 2010


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