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#142926 - 09/11/18 02:53 AM 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up
Jrigdo710 Offline
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My friend just bought an xt225 and when he hits his brake, either one, the rear light doesnít glow up like it should.

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#142927 - 09/11/18 03:20 AM Re: 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up [Re: Jrigdo710]
Reggie Offline
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Hi There,

first question, have they changed the bulb?

If so then check the switches (unlikely for both to fail at the same time), then check the wiring to the lamp and, if power is getting through then check the bulb holder.
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#142932 - 09/11/18 06:02 PM Re: 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up [Re: Jrigdo710]
peejman Offline
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Does the tail light work?

As Reggie says, it's 2 dual filament bulbs. Its possible the brake light filament is burned out.

Check the wiring going into the housing, the brake light wire could have come loose.

The wire could be damaged or broken somewhere along the length.
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This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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#142937 - 09/12/18 02:34 AM Re: 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up [Re: Jrigdo710]
Jrigdo710 Offline
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Thank you all very much. Will check it and return in a bit.

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#142954 - 09/13/18 11:17 PM Re: 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up [Re: Jrigdo710]
Jrigdo710 Offline
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So, the problem on his bike is that the little pin thatís connected to the rear brake isnít going in all the way. Is electrical contact cleaner safe to lube it with? Or should I just order a new one

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#142955 - 09/14/18 01:08 AM Re: 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up [Re: Jrigdo710]
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You can use contact cleaner on that.
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2004 XT225 purchased new in October 2004 0 miles. Current miles over 27,000.

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#142957 - 09/14/18 12:28 PM Re: 1993 xt225 brake light not showing up [Re: Jrigdo710]
peejman Offline
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Yep. Contact cleaner, WD-40, compressed air, brake cleaner... whatever gets the gunk out. A replacement switch is cheap too.
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This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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