Originally Posted by nickgindy
I'm trying to diagnose an issue I'm having. When I hook my brake wires to a volt meter I am getting 12 volts for running lights but then i connect my volt meter to the brake light wire and step on the brake im getting .16 of a volt. Any suggestions? Shouldn't it read 12 as well?
Yup, 12V. Try the front brake lever. If you get the brake light, check the rear switch and/or wiring. If not, the orange wires from the ignition switch carry power to a lot of things (horn,tach,dash lights,etc). Look for a bad connection or open wire. Bad grounds can also run you in circles.