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no brake lights! Help!
Hi all- I'm a new member here with some questions- I have an Aspencade 1987 model- 2 things- my brake light doesnt work and the cruise control wont set- they may be part of the same problem- I have checked the switches, fuses and bulbs- Im leaning towards the brake sensor or a relay but have had conflicting opinions on what it could be- my taillight dash light lights and goes out at start up- One person says that means the brake sensor is good- I would think it may BE the sensor thats bad...Tricky- I need your help! :? Rick
#1 07-23-2008, 04:34 PM,
you should start tracking your problem. check if you have 12 volts at the brake switches. also theres an special fuse for the brakes. check for false contacts. my friends 1100 was having false contact on the fusebox. you would get 12 volts at the end of the line but wont power the leds, we stripped all the wiring looking for a broken wire it got fixed by itself when we moved the fusebox. so we found the problem.
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#2 07-24-2008, 10:14 AM,
William- when I checked the switches I used a 12V tester light- I feel like a dummy now for not using my Fluke digital meter to find the volts- should have thought of that. :oops: I'll give it a try tommorow night- the fuse tested good- I took it out and inspected it and the socket- thoughts of the stator plug melt made me look at the socket too....thanks for your input! Rick
#3 07-24-2008, 08:30 PM,
well- solved that problem- had some time to spend tonight and worked on tracking it down- after tracing every wire in the fuse box to the three main plugs from it ( :lol: I made a quick diagram if anyone needs it) checking voltages with the fluke meter I accidently found it- A sticky micro switch on the handle bar brake lever- and I checked that switch three times before and it wasnt stuck then :oops: Oh well - glad its working- back to riding now! Rick
#4 07-26-2008, 08:52 PM,

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