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Where is the rear brake light switch located on a 97 Fatboy ?

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Follow the actuating rod from the bottom of the brake pedal to the master cylinder. The switch is threaded into the inboard side of the master cylinder and is a pressure switch. If you disconnect the 2 wires and short them together, the brake light should turn on when the ignition switch is on. If it doesn't the problem is in the rear end wiring, not the switch. A couple hints if you replace the switch: Put some pipe dope on the new one and have it ready to go. Unscrew the old one and quickly apply the new one before all the brake fluid escapes. That way you won't need to bleed the brake. Also, see if they have an Accell brand switch. This one of the few aftermarket products that is better than original. Cheaper, too.

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