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Hi, My brake light on my Gilera cougar seems to be constantly on. I've only just bought the bike so not sure if it turns off when riding and stays on when parked. Possibly the front switch on the brake is stuck on? Back brake makes no difference to light when pressed down. How can i check what the cause is? Thanks Russ

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Could be either switch at fault, start by pulling the wire connectors off the rear switch to see if the light extinguishes, if so its the rear switch, if not its the front.

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