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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Tail light will stay on but Brake light doesn't come on

Just washed my bike today, upon inspection later on I found that the brake light doesn't switch on when either brake lever/pedal is depressed. I have no clue what could be wrong, I also found that some water had gotten under and into the rear seat while I was washing it earlier. I guess what I'm trying to ask is how I can fix this problem. THX.
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If you have a 2008+, the tail light is under the pillion/passenger seat. It is a two filament bulb and one of your is probably burned out.
It twists out and can be replaced with a # 1157 bulb or #2357LL bulb.
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If you have a 2008+, the tail light is under the pillion/passenger seat. It is a two filament bulb and one of your is probably burned out.
It twists out and can be replaced with a # 1157 bulb or #2357LL bulb.

Thanks for the reply I'll get on this and see if it fixes the issue.



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If you have a 2008+, the tail light is under the pillion/passenger seat. It is a two filament bulb and one of your is probably burned out.
It twists out and can be replaced with a # 1157 bulb or #2357LL bulb.


Hey man the bulb switch didn't work it still doesn't light up when I apply the brakes. Got anything else man?


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Have you checked the fuses?

I actually just resolved the issue! I found that it was actually the rear brake spring switch that was pulled all the way down making the brake light stay on. I just thought that that was the normal light and wondered why it wouldn't illuminate more when i applied the brakes. Turns out that it was the rear brake making the tail light bright the whole time! So I just loosened the switch and it fixed everything. Thanks for you guys suggestions btw haha.


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Thank you for your posts! Very interesting!
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