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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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No brake lights or license plate light

So I have a 2007 GSXR 750... I installed some vortex rear sets and the rear brake pressure switch, bled the brakes and I now have no brake lights... I checked all wiring connections, looked in my manual for a fuse and it says the only fuse box is under the seat... I checked all of the fuses and they are good.... The brake light doesn't work with the front brake either... Is there another fuse box on my bike that the manual doesn't list??? Also is there a brake light switch somewhere else that could possible be bad.... When I first got the bike I also installed a fender eliminator kit with license plate light and that isn't working either... I'm thinking it is a fuse but not really sure where another fuse box is!!! Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 11:07 PM
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sounds like youve either removed a ground or caused a short, trace any wires youve touched

oh yeah . . .
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 11:23 PM
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On my 79 Suzuki, a 10 amp fuse protects the brake lights. On my 90 Honda, a 10 amp fuse protects the brake lights and turn signals. If your turn signals also don't work, it's probably the fuse. Somewhere. Did you pull each fuse and check for resistance with your digital voltmeter?
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Thanks for the welcome..... It has been my experience that if you short something out you blow a fuse... That's what I'm not understanding... All the fuses I have checked are good... I am hoping there is a hidden fuse somewhere that the manual doesn't list
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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everything works but the brake light and license plate light.... I have checked all fuses and they are good...
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everything works but the brake light and license plate light.... I have checked all fuses and they are good...
Did you adjust the switch so it worked???
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Dumb question...

Did you check the bulb?

EDIT: Or wait...its all LED isn't it.

Did you ever find that second fuse box?




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Yes the rear brake pedal is adjusted so the pressure switch will work, even if it wasn't adjusted properly I don't believe that has anything to do with the brake light when using the front brake, they should be 2 different circuits..... The tail light is an led so bad bulb is outta the question!!! I have not found any other fuse box.... I have checked all fuses and they are good.... I have basically ripped my entire bike apart trying to find the solution, it is now back together and at the dealer ... I can't stand it when I can't fix my own stuff... Call it ego, call it a man thing.....
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Yes the rear brake pedal is adjusted so the pressure switch will work, even if it wasn't adjusted properly I don't believe that has anything to do with the brake light when using the front brake, they should be 2 different circuits..... The tail light is an led so bad bulb is outta the question!!! I have not found any other fuse box.... I have checked all fuses and they are good.... I have basically ripped my entire bike apart trying to find the solution, it is now back together and at the dealer ... I can't stand it when I can't fix my own stuff... Call it ego, call it a man thing.....
ok on my LED tail light mine had to use a certain one of the buld sockets to work. have you tried the other socket? (Assuming yours works like mine ) May try using a test lite or volt meter to see if ya have power back there.
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hahahahahhahaha... Now I feel like a dumba$$.... Come to find out that the front brake light switch at the lever was stuck on, so I was riding around with the brake light stuck on..... God I feel like an idiot... Well atleast it was a simple and easy fix....
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hahahahahhahaha... Now I feel like a dumba$$.... Come to find out that the front brake light switch at the lever was stuck on, so I was riding around with the brake light stuck on..... God I feel like an idiot... Well atleast it was a simple and easy fix....
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Yeah that has been a problem on a few bikes I know...




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