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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-06-2005, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hey,
Took a quick look at it a few days ago. Hit it with some WD-40 and out it back in. The bulb was lit up once started, but got no change when the brake handle was squeezed. The light was very faint when lit. When I rev the engine it gets brighter, but that's the same with my headlight.

I guess I will try a new bulb before doing anything else.

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Check your wire connections. Is there a separate ground wire? Typically, when there is a dim lamp, it is a bad connection. If the tail light goes out when you apply the brakes, it is typically the Ground Wire that has the bad connection. That bad connection could also be in the switch or at the connector at the engine.
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Hey guys,
older post, but now my light stays lit but nothing happens when I squeeze the brake. Sounds like it might be the disc right?


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it's more than likely the brake switch. If you look at the base of your brake lever, you'll see where the lever turns the switch. Yamaha's were notorious for this. The other companies all use a little button type thing, where the base of the lever presses the button in. Much more reliable than Yamaha's setup.
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it's more than likely the brake switch. If you look at the base of your brake lever, you'll see where the lever turns the switch. Yamaha's were notorious for this. The other companies all use a little button type thing, where the base of the lever presses the button in. Much more reliable than Yamaha's setup.
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I'll check it out next ride... but what would I need to do? Fix it or replace it?

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Much more reliable than Yamaha's setup.[/b]
Jeez, how often do you hear that one?....

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Before you go and replace or tare apart the brake system switch...try by-passing the brake switch and see if it comes on...if it does then probabbly need to replace the switch or try spraying it with electrical contact cleaner first

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You may be able to take it apart and fix it. I believe the switch assembly on my SS was held together by a small nut and bolt up through the centre. When mine went on the blitz I just picked up another one......one of the joys of living 30 km away from one of the biggest sled salvage yards in the province.
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I had the same problem with my 90 Phazer II. I had power to the brake lever but noothing going to the brake light itself. I replaced the brake lever switch which cost me around $11.00. I picked it up at www.xtremepowersports.com.
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