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post #1 of 13 Old September 17th, 2019, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Brake Lights

Hi guys,
I have a 2009 RZR Trail. The brake lights stay on any time the key is on and I do not have to touch the brake pedal to start. I have checked the brake light switch and looked for shorts/bare wires. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 13 Old September 17th, 2019, 12:20 PM
 
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Re: Brake Lights

What did you do to "check" the BLS? I would suspect if you unplugged the switch, the machine will not start and the brake lights would not illuminate. If the machine starts and the brake lights are on with the switch disconnected, I would suspect a short. Checking out the wiring diagram in your service manual may help also.
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post #3 of 13 Old September 17th, 2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Deleted, because I'm riding in a car and couldn't read it right. LOL

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post #4 of 13 Old September 17th, 2019, 03:12 PM
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Re: Brake Lights

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Hi guys,
I have a 2009 RZR Trail. The brake lights stay on any time the key is on and I do not have to touch the brake pedal to start. I have checked the brake light switch and looked for shorts/bare wires. Any ideas?
If you're sure that switch is good, then you have a short to ground on the normally open end of it, and it's hard to say where that would be at, have to chase some wires, wiggle some things until you see that brake lights flicker or change.

I'm not sure how you tested it, but to test that switch correctly, you need to meter continuity across it, it shouldn't have continuity when the brake pedal isn't pressed, and should have continuity when it is, being that you may have a short to ground after the switch, you'll need to remove the wires on it to test it correctly as well.

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post #5 of 13 Old September 18th, 2019, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Brake Lights

I found the problem, LED tail/brake light bulbs. My only guess is there is some sort of short between the tail and brake functions. They have been installed for 3 years.
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I found the problem, LED tail/brake light bulbs. My only guess is there is some sort of short between the tail and brake functions. They have been installed for 3 years.
The brake lights were only on with the headlights or what? That would have been a huge clue BTW.
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The bulbs are from superbrightleds.com, I returned them under warranty and they will not honor the warranty.....just sayin
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The bulbs are from superbrightleds.com, I returned them under warranty and they will not honor the warranty.....just sayin
Thanks for the info, I've seen that site before now I won't order from them if they don't honor warranties.

Why won't they? WTF?
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Re: Brake Lights

Might be classified under "All other lights". 2 year minimum warranty. May have had different warranty 3 years ago.
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Re: Brake Lights

Bulbs were purchased 10/4/2018
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OK, so under a year old....why no warranty?
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Under a year old. Installed for 3 years. Hmmmm.
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Under a year old. Installed for 3 years. Hmmmm.
yeah I noticed that too, funny.
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