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Anyone got some knowhow on troubleshooting integrated tails?
Background: Previous to this my turn signals stopped working as well. I found the problem to be a resistor of some type (two total) in the rear tail with wires leading to the actual LED. I was able to touch-connect the wire and have my turn signals back. I never got around to re soldering that connection though.
Last week the brake light stopped working all together. I chalked it up to the fact that I had just installed a new rearset and perhaps the brake switch adjuster was too tight or something. I checked that out and tried changing it. Lowering it up and down the whole slide. Nothing changed on my brake light. I took my tail off and I found the other resistor thing to also be disconnected now. This time the connection has snapped at the very base of the housing, my attempts at just trying to touch-connect the wire have failed to illuminate the brake light. The other test I did again was the touch-connect on the turn signal. I'm able to only get my right turn to light up when connected, no left turn, and no brake light.
Does anyone have any experience in installing these? This was installed with my bike when I got it so I'm not quite sure how its wired, and the factory service manual doesn't apply 100% in this situation. I did check the fuses and such though and they're all okay. I couldn't dig up much more troubleshooting then that though according to the FSM. I'll try to get pictures up soon of the wiring so perhaps someone can give me better ideas