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I have a 97 Wing that I got 4 months ago, 32000 miles on it then, I've put another 5500 on it myself and I just love it.

Don't know how it took me so long to see that something is not right with my break lights. When I put on the breaks the lights come on just like they should but the row of lights on the right saddle bag goes out, I saw this when I first got the bike and thought that is real cool and I liked it.Then just today Iwas checking all my lights andon the left saddle bagsidethe lights stay on.

What is right stay on or go off, and what in theworld could bemaking this happen:baffled:.

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You probably have a grounding problem with either the (brake) light or the saddlebag light or both are on the same ground circuit and the common connection is not grounded good.
 

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If the saddle bag light +Pos, is hooked to the brake light--Grd, that will cause your problem
 

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Nope, if the saddlebag ground is hooked to the brake light pos it will though.
 

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OMG, Where in the heck do I start looking for something like that. Under the seat or take the saddlebag off and check there?????????

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Davogd430 wrote:
Nope, if the saddlebag ground is hooked to the brake light pos it will though.
OK, lets show a little respect for old dislectics.... :dude::dude::dude:


Remove the right side cover just below the brake light. You have to slide the 2 chrome covers, one on the back and one on the side,that are on the chrome strip around the saddle bag, back or off to get at the screws. That is where the electrical connection for the brake light and most likely the side lights are.
 

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My 91 Goldwing had this very same problem when I got it and it turned out that the wires to the saddlebag lights were "switched" for lack of a better term.

I was able to get to mine through the trunk area. Not sure how much different the 97 is over the 91 in that sense.
 

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goldwinger wrote:
Davogd430 wrote:
Nope, if the saddlebag ground is hooked to the brake light pos it will though.
OK, lets show a little respect for old dislectics.... :dude::dude::dude:


Remove the right side cover just below the brake light. You have to slide the 2 chrome covers, one on the back and one on the side,that are on the chrome strip around the saddle bag, back or off to get at the screws. That is where the electrical connection for the brake light and most likely the side lights are.
I agree..................................:X
 

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I am an old dislectic, Apparently I can't spell either. I mean no disrespect,Goldwinger I'm just an old grouch.
 

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my friends 1500 from the 88 had the same problem. when u pushed the brake, the right side light of the truck went off.. the problem was that the negative terminal was wired to the brake light positive
 

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Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, I got it, it's fixed, happy, thanks for replys, this site has saved me again:):D.

Took off the cover under the brake light like Goldwinger said and there was the worse case of wireing I've ever heard of. Don't know why the wires had to be spliced back but all they did was stick the wires form the saddlebag in the harness plug going to the brake and push the plug together:cheeky1: in hopes they would find the right conection:gunhead:.

Checked the other side and almost as bad, wires twisted together with elect tape on them.

I soldered the wires and used heat shrink, I feel much better now.

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Davogd430 wrote:
I am an old dislectic, Apparently I can't spell either. I mean no disrespect,Goldwinger I'm just an old grouch.
No disrespect taken, someone has to check my work. :toast::toast:
 
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