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My brake light seems to stay on all the time and I believe it has to do with my rear brake. It seems that when I press it, the brake light doesn't turn off, but when I pull on the brake with my hand hard enough I can get it to turn off. Is there something that can be adjusted so that it's not as sensitive?
 

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Down by the shifter, follow the brake linkage (press on brake lever, you'll see the linkage move on the opposite side) and you'll see a spring going to a plastic bolt looking thing. That is the brake light switch, you can adjust if by turning the nut on it, you should be able to do it by hand by pulling up a little on the body to turn the nut.



 

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The rear brake relay is a real simple piece but in may ways it should just be replaces. I took one apart and it is only a pin with a ball on it, spring, and electrical connections. I cleaned mine all up and after a while it started acting up again.



I bought the one shep recommended and it works great.
 

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Man, I love you guys... not in that man-love type of way (and if it's your bag it's fine with me), but more in a I have a problem I don't know how to fix and here are several different options to resolve it.



Thank you, I will try this out tonight!
 

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Also, a heads up.. mine did the same thing so I bought a new switch before I tried to troubleshoot the old one. There's a piston like appendage in the end of the switch that gets pulled by a spring that actuates the light. Mine was rusty, so I cleaned it with some fine grit sandpaper and it works like new now




So... I have a brand spankin new switch if you end up needing one.
 
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