Now the rear brake light is stuck in stuck "on"!

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sosha
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If it's not one thing, it's another with this scooter, I swear.

They replace the batteries after 2 months/500km (charged me a prorated fee). Now, the rear brake light is stuck on.

We took it apart, checked the connections. No problem there.

The advice I now get it "mess around with the headlight buttons; that's worked on another scooter".

On off on-off, off off, on, high beam, low beam, on-high beam, off.....you get the picture.

Anyone have another suggestion?

Patty (the frustrated)

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marylandbob
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Re: Now the rear brake light is stuck in stuck "on"!

Check the brake light switch. Often, the problem is MECHANICAL, such as the switch being stuck, or physically out of alignment. (WD-40 spray lubricant/cleaner is good to free sticking switches)-Bob

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Re: Now the rear brake light is stuck in stuck "on"!

Time for a little more investigative work, so a few questions to verify what and how things were checked. You likely did these things but may have missed something, so here goes -

  1. With the key in the off position, remove the protective boot and the 2 wires from the lefthand brake switch. Make sure the connectors are not touching each other. Turn on the key switch. If the brake light is out you likely have a stuck switch.
  2. If the brake light remains on, try the above proceedure with the righthand brake switch.

To check the switch you will need a multi-meter set to ohms touching its probes to each of the switch terminals. The meter should read '1' until you pull the brake lever and then will read a '0' if the switch is good. Try it on both switches. The switches are threaded in and simply unscrew. A wee bit of WD-40 and working the switch plunger will usually free them up and lubricate as well.

If none of the above rewards you with any joy, you may have a faulty ICM which a reset or software reload will often remedy!

Cheers,

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sosha
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Re: Now the rear brake light is stuck in stuck "on"!

Thanks guys.....will try this this evening....

sosha
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Re: Now the rear brake light is stuck in stuck "on"!

Checked the switches, and everything was as it should be.

Then, a light went off over my head. Duh! Boy, do I feel stupid.

With the key on, side stand down, the rear brake light stays lit.

Put up the kickstand, and it goes off. :-)

I wish all of life's little problems to be so easy to solve......

weissp
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Re: Now the rear brake light is stuck in stuck "on"!

I did this also. I also have replaced both hand brake sensors for the brakes, since they both wore out and were not working properly. I purchased the parts from ZAP.

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