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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-06-2018, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Brake lights

I have a 1980 gl1100. My stock brake lights and running lights stopped working a bit ago, I've tried new bulbs and cleaned out the socket. It didn't work. So I got a new brake light that includes the running lights and turn signals. It's a license plate frame. But I still cant get the brake lights or running lights to work. And now my turn signals stay solid. Need some help!!
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Did you check the fuses? And not just look at them. They have a bad habit of breaking loose at the ends and the clips get corroded and loose. And your turn signals are not going to work with LEDs unless you change the flasher.

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I've been checking them. The ones under the false tank, I've changed a few. But I didn't look too closely. I'll check them now
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How do I change the flasher? The new lights are LEDs
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How do I change the flasher? The new lights are LEDs
Go to your favorite parts store and get an electronic flasher, a 2 prong one. on the left side of your frame (maybe it's still there) is the flasher, a round aluminum can. Remove it and connect the grey and white/green to the new one, leave the green wire disconnected.

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Awesome, thanks. Know how to fix the brake and running light issue?
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Do you have a voltage tester? The tail light is the brown wire and should be hot whenever the key is on. The green/yellow wire is the brake light and should be hot when the brakes are applied.

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I tried that and got nothing
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Check your brake switch. Down by your right heel. The spring may be faulty or the switch needs moved out to let the brake lights off.
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Well, I would do that, but my rear master needs replaced so I dont even have that hooked up. But it had worked without that being hooked up.
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