Brake light out, tail light working?

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  1. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Brake light has gone out on my 08 990 and here's what I know so far:

    1. I have no power at the bulb socket.

    2. I have no breaks in the green power and brown ground wire running back to the first 3-pin connector.

    3. At aforementioned connector, I have no power in the green power and brown ground. However, I do have power in the white running and brown ground wires. The brown wires share a common ground.

    Symptoms:

    Brake light kaput; front brake and rear brake levers will not activate it. I still have my horn and speedo (which share the same fuse) and I have pulled the fuse under the glove box to confirm that it's hunky dory.

    Any other thoughts before I start pulling tanks off? I'm thinking I've just got a break in the green power wire.
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  2. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Well, check continuity from first 3 pin connector to the two brake light switches. If good check switches. Also check for power to the switches.
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  3. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Hey, what did you end up finding with this? I just got the exact same symptoms on my 2009 990 adv tonight.....

    :ear :freaky
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