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Offline Lozinoz

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Front brake switch lead
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:54:59 PM »
Hi all

I just got a Dt230 here in Perth Australia, and heard this was the best DT forum.

Hopefully my question is not too silly.

I am trying to test my front brake switch and the lead.

Does anyone have a pic or know where the end of the leas plugs to? I am trying not to take off the fuel tank, whilst testing continuity.

Thanks all.

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Re: Front brake switch lead
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 12:12:45 PM »
I've got the DT200 and 175's not the 230 but I think the switches are all the same.

The switch itself is on the lever perch and the wires run to inside the shroud around the headlight where they plug into the wiring loom. You'll most likely to take that shroud off, on the 200's and 175's that's just a matter of undoing three screws.

I take it the brake light comes on when you use the rear brake but not the front?

Offline Lozinoz

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Re: Front brake switch lead
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 05:17:07 PM »
Thanks! yes exactly my problem!

I have attached a pic.. i think its the black connection? does that seem right? (just between the front form and the fuel tank)

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Re: Front brake switch lead
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 06:00:58 PM »
Could be, on the 200's the wires are Brown and Green/Yellow with a black connector. You should be able to wiggle the wire up near the bars and see movement I guess.

Offline Lozinoz

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Re: Front brake switch lead
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 08:43:52 PM »
So if i short them it should bring on the brake light?

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Re: Front brake switch lead
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 07:33:40 PM »
Should do.

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Re: Front brake switch lead
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 10:28:03 PM »
Either that or blow a fuse.