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moresnow06
post Jan 10 2010, 06:10 PM
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My brake light is not working and I'm trying to figure out why. The tail light is working and the bulbs look fine. When I pull the brake lever the brake light on the dash comes on but the brake light on the seat does not. I haven't blow any fuses and I'm not having any other problems. I took off the tank and protected all the wires and hoses when the sled was new. I just took off the seat to check the wires and they were pinched a little but were not worn through. Could that be the problem?

After reading past posts I'm thinking problem could possibly be the brake switch on the handlebar since a lot of people have had that go bad. Is there a way to test the switch? Since the brake light on the dash is working does that mean my switch is working?

Thanks guys for any advice you can give. My dealer is an hour away and I hate to have take it in for what might be a simple fix.
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post Jan 10 2010, 06:22 PM
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QUOTE(moresnow06 @ Jan 10 2010, 07:10 PM) *
My brake light is not working and I'm trying to figure out why. The tail light is working and the bulbs look fine. When I pull the brake lever the brake light on the dash comes on but the brake light on the seat does not. I haven't blow any fuses and I'm not having any other problems. I took off the tank and protected all the wires and hoses when the sled was new. I just took off the seat to check the wires and they were pinched a little but were not worn through. Could that be the problem?

After reading past posts I'm thinking problem could possibly be the brake switch on the handlebar since a lot of people have had that go bad. Is there a way to test the switch? Since the brake light on the dash is working does that mean my switch is working?

Thanks guys for any advice you can give. My dealer is an hour away and I hate to have take it in for what might be a simple fix.

try a bulb. worked for me the other day. yes you can test switch you need a multi meter.. continuity test
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post Jan 10 2010, 08:49 PM
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I don't think it is the bulbs because I can see that the filiments are not broken and I wouldn't expect both bulbs to go out at the same time, but I can give it a shot. Does anyone know if you can get these bulbs from an auto parts store or do you have to get them from a dealer?

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post Jan 10 2010, 08:53 PM
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just looking doesn't aways mean its fine. yes there should be a # on it or wattage
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post Jan 10 2010, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE(drake1271 @ Jan 10 2010, 08:53 PM) *
just looking doesn't aways mean its fine. yes there should be a # on it or wattage

I was just looking in my Service manual and I could not find the listing for the rear tail light bulb. In MY08 DFragon the tail light bulb is an 1157 dual filament bulb. The most common bulb anywhere until they started making them with the new style ends like 2157.

However, I am sure you can get the bulb just about anywhere for less than $2


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post Jan 10 2010, 09:20 PM
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If you had the tank and seat off go back and make sure you pluged the tail light harness back in when you reinstaled the seat.


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post Jan 11 2010, 07:14 AM
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Take handelbar cover off and locate plug for brake light switch partially unplug plug so you can see the two bare connectors and jump across both connectors with the plug still connected if brake light comes on on the seat it is the switch. Just went through this with my fst and thats how the tech checked mine. Of course they had to order switch so am assuming he is right. I tried checking with switch unplugged with ohm meter but could not test it that way. For some reason it has to be still plugged in to test it.
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post Jan 11 2010, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE(hacksaw @ Jan 11 2010, 08:14 AM) *
Take handelbar cover off and locate plug for brake light switch partially unplug plug so you can see the two bare connectors and jump across both connectors with the plug still connected if brake light comes on on the seat it is the switch. Just went through this with my fst and thats how the tech checked mine. Of course they had to order switch so am assuming he is right. I tried checking with switch unplugged with ohm meter but could not test it that way. For some reason it has to be still plugged in to test it.



Thanks Hacksaw! I'll check this as soon as I have a chance.
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post Jan 11 2010, 08:19 PM
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Just in case someone needs this for future reference, the 2006 FST Classic takes two of the 3157 brake light bulbs.
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post Jan 12 2010, 01:08 AM
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An if your going to convert to LED make sure to get the correct part.

As it has a relay that switches for the correct polarity.



Bluhm Enterprises LED Taillight Conversion Kit
Dennis Kirk Part #: 214560

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