Brake Light Comes On Without Braking

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by griff, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. griff

    griff New Member

    I have a 2002 Road King Police. While on a road trip this weekend my riding friends told me that my brake light was coming on without my braking. Sometimes the brake light flickers, sometimes it stays on for a period of time. I am having little success in replicating the problem when the bike is parked. How should I go about identifying the problem?
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    More than likely it's the brake light switch in the brake lever on the bars. It could be worn or even broken. Take a look behind the lever towards the switch housings and you will see the switch plunger. I've seen then come loose from the housing and back out a bit causing what you have.
  3. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

    I had it happen after I washed my bike and it lasted almost 3 days...and it was the switch Glider was referring to the one by the foot brake...blew it out with a hair dryer...all was well.. Also happen once when riding in a very hard rain...It do drive folks behind ya a little