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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Electrical Genius/Guru needed part 1

My Brake lights are stuck on
Its not the clutch or front brake switches as they are disconnected
So next step the rear brake
I have no idea how that thing works even though I have seen it
The Bike is a 2013 F6B
So much help is needed and will be muchly appreciated
Remember I'm a dummy so all the pictures and drawings will a great help
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You may need to adjust the rear brake switch. 2 screws hold the switch assembly to the master cylinder, the holes are slotted. Loosen the screws and move the assy up slightly.

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It turns out their is no power to the Brake light switch
Cut the wires
Put the tester on and nothing?????????
Ahhh but brake light still on
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Re you sure you are looking at the right switch? Should be a white/green wire & a green/yellow wire on the front brake & a blue/red & green/ white on the rear brake switch.

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I wonder if the stop light relay has failed. The switch just trigger the relay. The load is carried by the point set in the relaY,

The power to the point set in the relay is always hot. The power to the trigger (switches) is only hot with the key on. So in a nutshell you can have brake lights illuminated all the time. At the same time you can have NO power to the switches. The switches drive the relays. Not like the old days when the switches controlled the lights directly.
Flip, flop the brake light relay with another relay and see what happens. Bet when you transfer the relay you transfer the problem as the brake light relay is bad?????

EDIT:Also bet you had the ignition off when you had no power at the switches. Turn on the ignition to get power to the switches.

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I can't believe you cut those wires. If you are checking those in the picture of course they have no power.
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Why would you cut the wires? Don't they unplug somewhere?

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I can't believe you cut those wires. If you are checking those in the picture of course they have no power.
So why are they their?????
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Why would you cut the wires? Don't they unplug somewhere?
Yes they do unplug
But the plug is behind a heap of Tupperware
Easier to cut
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