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    Brake Lights
    on: May 21, 2022, 11.11 am
    May 21, 2022, 11.11 am
    Hello folks,

    Whilst carrying out a general check I found that none of my brake lights are working. Does anyone have any suggestions please ?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Brake Lights
    Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 12.02 pm
    May 21, 2022, 12.02 pm
    Have you checked the 15A fuse for Stop/Tail/Meter?

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    Re: Brake Lights
    Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 12.13 pm
    May 21, 2022, 12.13 pm
    Hello Hound,

    Thanks for the the suggestion.

    Yes I have (OK), and I've checked for continuity at the front brake light switch (OK). I'm guessing that it must be the rear light itself, but instructions for removal are poor, remove the two screw (no problem) and release the tab ??? Well, the tab is somewhere behind the rear centre cowl, but there's no indication of what kind of tab or how to release it.  :006:

    What a pain in the a*#@

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    Re: Brake Lights
    Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 04.44 pm
    May 21, 2022, 04.44 pm
    I suspected you'd checked the fuse but always best to be sure!

    I've never removed the rear cowl so can't advise, but here's a couple of pics of the underside in case it gives you a
    clue what to do with the tab. Maybe you'll just have to use brute force.





    Have you tried wiggling the cabling that leads to the rear indicators and taillight in case you have a break?

    If your lamp does turn out to have died, there's one on eBay for £25 plus £8 P+P, if you're quick.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274830394192

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    Re: Brake Lights
    Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 10.29 pm
    May 21, 2022, 10.29 pm
    Hello Hound,

    Thanks for that, I looked for the cowl on ebay and ended up finding a picture much the same as the one you attached, so I did eventually manage to remove the light fitting. Wires are intact, must be the strip of LEDs for the brake light that have blown. Thanks for the link to the one on ebay, if I can collect tomorrow I'll be in with a chance of getting it fitted before I'm due to go away on the bike.

    Bfn

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    Re: Brake Lights
    Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 11.27 pm
    May 21, 2022, 11.27 pm
    Sorry to hear that. Can you test the LEDs while off the bike?

    There's a rear light in Leicester, which is slightly closer to you, but it's £43. That includes P+P though.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234529854817

    Good luck!