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Old 04-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Right adjustable break lever does not allow brake light to go off

At a red light yesterday, someone correctly informed me that my rear brake light was staying on!

As I have recently replaced my front brake lever with an adjustable, I must consider that this is the cause of my problem.

I have toyed with the rear brake light adjustment nut on the spring tension for this accessory. I have been turning it counter-clockwise with no success so far. I believe that this should serve to reduce tension on the spring.

Any ideas before i bring this in and claim a warranty issue at my dealership?

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Old 04-21-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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You cant claim warranty on a non factory part if its the front,

if its the rear just adjust as per owners manual.
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you will hear an audible click when you pull in the front brake. what happens when you pull up on the rear brake pedal?
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Have you readjusted your rear brake pedal height recently?... if so the brake light switch may now be "on" all the time, and so the switch on the rear brake pedal would have to be adjusted as well.

If it is a case of your new adjustable front brake lever not interfacing with the switch in the lever perch properly, and you are unable to adjust the lever to work with the switch, that won't be a Honda warranty issue as they would have no responsibility for the aftermarket lever working properly with their brake light switch... not the answer you'd likely want to hear, but that's the reality of this type of situation.
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Thanks and you are right! Just discovered that front lever geometry is inadequate to cover front brake light pin!

It figures! Somehow, I didn't catch anyone complain about this issue previously!

PS I can't believe that two of our senior members are reminding me that I cannot make a factory warranty claim on an after-market part! Now, just think about that!


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