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post #1 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Light Replacement?

Okay, dumb question, but how do I replace the brake light? I see a few sets of screws under there, but I want to be expeditious when I start, so can anyone help me narrow it down?

I'm really surprised that it's burned out already (2k miles), but I have voltage in the plug when I pull the lever, so the bulb has to be the culprit.

Any advice to make this quick and easy?

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 09:55 PM
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Heres a video on how to though its not a dl1000a, but steps are almost the same. I did the same steps when I replaced my tail light bulbs with Recon lighting LED bulbs.
https://youtu.be/zNVwUQxg6xQ
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 11:37 PM
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I'm assuming you don't have a 2014+ 1000 since they use LED. On my 2013 650 I'm pretty sure you just remove the seat and reach back in there and twist the socket about 1/4 turn to remove it from the tail light assembly.

Well, duh, just realized this is the 2014+ forum. Shouldn't be the lamps since they're LED, maybe a loose connector somewhere? There are some under the seat area. Have you had the recall work done? Long shot, but maybe the wiring that's rubbing the tank includes the brake light wiring.

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 11:55 PM
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On second thought, probably not the under-tank wiring, as I believe those wires run to things in that area. The FSM wiring diagram only shows one connector in that circuit - the main one that has all the handlebar switches on it. (I'm guessing under the front of the tank, since there's a gaggle of connectors in that area.) However, I know there's also a connector in the rear near the light, but doesn't show on the diagram.

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 11:58 PM
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Does it also not work from the brake pedal?

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-23-2016, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Nevermind. Turns out it was a wiring issue. All fixed now. Thanks!
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