Brake light adjustment question.

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  1. TerryBlakeslee

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    Good day everyone - I have an issue with the brake light not coming on when using the foot pedal. In order for the light to come on I have to push the pedal to the point it almost locks up the back wheel. When I use the hand brake the light comes on instantly as one would expect it to.
    I was hoping I would be able to adjust a switch the pedal activates, but I don't see a switch that can be adjusted.
    I found an electrical connection behind the passenger foot rest cover where the junction for brake lines meet.
    So I am thinking the electrical connection is a pressure switch that is activated by fluid pressure while pressing the foot pedal.

    Am I correct and can this be adjusted some how?

    Thanks everyone

    2009 TR3T
     
  2. scot in exile

    scot in exileLiving Legend

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    Not sure if it can be adjusted but it is located behind the rear brake master cylinder, follow your brake line and you will see it,
     
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    It may need some lube of some type or a good cleaning.
     
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    switch.JPG

    So I found it's a pressure switch with no adjustment capabilities .
    I'll swap it out and see if it is better.
     
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    TURBO200R4stand up straight and grab the world by the a$$

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    switches like that tend to go bad a replacement should fix the problem.
     
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    Looks like the same kind of pressure switch I replaced on my ex-Harley. Be fast and you don´t even have to bleed the brake.

    In my case the same switch was used on several cars so I went to a local auto part store and got for alot less (only a few €) than I would have had to pay for the original Harley part.
     
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