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post #1 of 11 Old 06-30-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brake light doesn't come on when front brake used

My brake light doesn't come on when using the front brake. The back brake does turn on the brake light. I think I read somewhere that either brake should turn on the brake light. I can hear a switch click when squeezing the front brake handle.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-30-2012, 08:41 PM
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Check the wires going to brake switch n check switch,



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post #3 of 11 Old 06-30-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Logical start. Thanks

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Should the switch when "clicked" close the circuit? (continuity, short out)?

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Should the switch when "clicked" close the circuit? (continuity, short out)?
The wires to the front brake switch are under the master cylinder. Pull them off their terminals. Put the test leads from a multimeter set to test continuity on the two terminals on the switch. When you pull the lever, it should close the switch, and the meter should indicate nearly zero resistance. If the switch checks out, test the wires. With the bike running, in neutral, on the side stand, short the two wires together. If the brake light doesn't light, the problem is in the wires or connections. From there, it's a matter of examining the wires for breaks, and checking continuity from the battery end of the wires to each connection along the way. Really more tedious than difficult.

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post #6 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks. I will do that.

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-03-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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i am having the same problem but i know it's my switch. i already cleaned the terminals and still no go. but when i tweek and twist the connector(putting a twisting force on it) it works. so i know that it's an internal problem. anyone know the part number for the brake switch?
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-03-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Honda Front Brake Light Switch Honda part # 35340-MM5-600 # 35340-MA5-671 | eBay
That's just one. These fit many many hondas. So, don't limit the search to just rebel.
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my front brake light doesnt even work on my cm250c. is that normal? didnt find any wiring or anything that would go to the front brake

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There should be two wires that connect under the right brake lever. that's what sends the signal to the brake light.

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