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Noticed this morning my brake light is staying on permanently. After a quick investigation it's the rear brake thats doing it. my dad sprayed some stuff (WD40? didn't see) but still doing it. so i left it disconnected


Can anyone suggest anything to look for? Otherwise i'll just go digging around on saturday with my haynes manual :D

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Noticed this morning my brake light is staying on permanently. After a quick investigation it's the rear brake thats doing it. my dad sprayed some stuff (WD40? didn't see) but still doing it. so i left it disconnected


Can anyone suggest anything to look for? Otherwise i'll just go digging around on saturday with my haynes manual :D

 

Brake light switch which is usually connected to the pedal and might need adjusting or reconnecting or a spray with switch cleaner

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Brake light switch which is usually connected to the pedal and might need adjusting or reconnecting or a spray with switch cleaner

 

^This.


Have you changed the pads recently? If so, this may be why. Simply adjust the switch.

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I noticed this on the rideout, your rear brake was on so I got awfully close behind you a few times as I relied on depth perception to tell if you were stopping or accelerating :lol:


It's the brake switch, it's either badly positioned or faulty, an easy cheap part if it's broken. Just mess with it and when it switches the brake on/off and reinstall.

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Think i remember you or someone else mentioning it actually. I checked it seemed alright, evidently not ha. WIll have a tinker on saturday see if i can spot where its going wrong =) Gotta do maintenance on chain etc anyhow.

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