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    Brake light switch (handlebar) failure?

    Hi all,


    I just discovered that my brake lights only work when using the rear brake, not when I apply the front brake lever.
    Suspect the microswitch to be faulty, or should the bike be running when I try it (tried with ignition only)?
    If it is the microswitch, can I clean it or should I replace it?


    Thanks!

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    Easy to just replace it
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    Easy.

    1. disconnect the 2 wires that connect to the switch
    2. turn ignition on
    3. touch both wires together
    4. brake light should be on

    If it isn't you have another issue but more than likely it'll just be the switch, they are only a few euros.

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    Replace - 2.50 Ebay. Pretty much a common part across may manufacturers.
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    Shorted the wires, brake light functions. Ordered a new switch!

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    Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!

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