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Old 02-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Brake Light not working

OK, I have read everything I can, but do not see a fix yet.

95 Indy XLT, all the lights were out, rep;aced the regulator now all work except the brale light, its a new buld works in the taillight position, but nothings working on the brake light, what else should I check?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Test the brake light switch on the caliper
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Test the lamp in something else. I've seen lamps that look fine, but won't light.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a problem like that on a ski doo I never found out what the problem was but to fix it I tapped a wire to the dash lights an ran it to the brake light switch. It worked fine.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds like the stoplight switch if another power source turns on the light.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sound like the pressure switch failed. Check the orange wire at the caliper switch for hot when running, if it is hot, jump the two terminals together and see if the brake light comes on, if so, switch is cooked. If it does not light up with jumper then there is a problem in the loom under the seat or with the tail light wiring. If orange wire is not hot you can ck the loom for damage to the switch. An easy fix if it is not hot would be to cut the orange wire about two inches from switch connector and tap into the hot off of voltage regulator supply as it is close to the caliper switch, this should get you going again.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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OK, Guys Thanks, I am sure I have enough info now, I thought there should be a switch somewhere, I am hoping I may just need to clean up the terminals on the switch, but we will see. I will post my fix when I know for sure.

Thanks again

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wires could have rubbed through under the seat. Harness could have came unplugged from under the seat. The bulb could be bad. There are two filaments for normal and bright light so change the bulb anyways. The switches do go bad and need terminals cleaned.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It ended up being the connector on the caliper. cleaned them up and working great.

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