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Old 12-03-2016, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Brake light stays on

I have a 2007 Road King Classic and my brake light stays on. I have checked the front brake light switch and it works. I took off the brake lever and played with the switch and could hear the brake relay clicking. I have changed the rear switch also and when I depress the rear brake my brake relay clicks. Not really sure what it is. It just started doing it. I also changed the bulb and it still does not turn off. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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tall terry is reading this now saying WTF is this? tall terry is reading this now saying WTF is this?
You are on the right track but missed the problem go back and look closer... watch the light and work the front and rear to find which one is the problem...
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I took off the front lever and pushed the brake light switch and it still stays on. I already changed the rear brake light switch. Plus when I took off the two wires to the rear brake light switch it still stays on to make me believe it is the front switch. So that is when I took off the brake lever and activated the switch by hand. The light still stays on. The relay clicks with bother the rear brake and front brake. Could there be a short somewhere?
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so when I take the brake relay off light still stays on. when I take the fuse out the brake light goes off. so there is an open circuit somewhere?
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You are on the right track but missed the problem go back and look closer... watch the light and work the front and rear to find which one is the problem...
I took off the front lever and pushed the brake light switch and it still stays on. I already changed the rear brake light switch. Plus when I took off the two wires to the rear brake light switch it still stays on to make me believe it is the front switch. So that is when I took off the brake lever and activated the switch by hand. The light still stays on. The relay clicks with bother the rear brake and front brake. Could there be a short somewhere?
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is '07 like the older front switch? Did you remove the front M/C from the bars for some reason?

I screwed up mine once, when I neglected to put the spacer (I want to say 5/32") in between the lever and the M/C bracket when removing the M/C for some forgotten reason. That will damage the switch and make your brake light stay on continuously. I still have that spliced switch in there, and don't do that any more.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd unplug the right handlebar wiring harness connector from the main harness behind headlight. If it still stays on , ya know it's in the switch/housing. If so , look closely for a pinched or bare section of wire touching housing.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is '07 like the older front switch? Did you remove the front M/C from the bars for some reason?

I screwed up mine once, when I neglected to put the spacer (I want to say 5/32") in between the lever and the M/C bracket when removing the M/C for some forgotten reason. That will damage the switch and make your brake light stay on continuously. I still have that spliced switch in there, and don't do that any more.
I did the same on my 04 flhti. Is there a little rubber "boot" over the plunger? If not this is your problem.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I will unplug the wire harness and try that. My question is, would I still here the clicking in the brake light relay when edgaging the front brake lever or the rear brake. Because I hear the relay clicking when I do. I unplug the brake relay and the light is still on. I unplug the fuse and it goes off. I will first unplug the wire harness from the head lamp. Dannyboy the rubber boot is still in tact on the plunger. If the plunger is damaged will I still hear the relay engage when depressing it?
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So I don't know if this means anything. When I turn it on to accessory and depress the front brake switch the brake light turns off
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd unplug the right handlebar wiring harness connector from the main harness behind headlight. If it still stays on , ya know it's in the switch/housing. If so , look closely for a pinched or bare section of wire touching housing.
Which switch housing? in the brake lever? If you unplug and the light goes out then it is in the front brake lever switch? there is not more current going to the front brake lever switch? I am confused
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So when I turn it on to accessory, no light should go on, correct? In my case no lights come on. But when I depress the rear brake or front brake. the rear/ brake light and head light comes on. Is that normal?
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Any one else have any suggestions? Going to get tester and run through the cluster.
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Use an ohm meter on the unplugged front brake switch to see if it's turning on and off when you push and release it. Use a bridge wire on the unplugged wire side and see if the brake light turns on with it in and off with it removed. And get a service manual for your bike to further help yourself.
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So I don't know if this means anything. When I turn it on to accessory and depress the front brake switch the brake light turns off
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So when I turn it on to accessory, no light should go on, correct? In my case no lights come on. But when I depress the rear brake or front brake. the rear/ brake light and head light comes on. Is that normal?
So, which is it?? On or off?
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