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    right guys, this is probably the part that i am dreading most. wiring the rear light up. I've changed wires and fitted lights before on a few bikes but very little,

    I ordered a new rear tail light as the one on there did not work. i got a one off ebay.

    so in the picture below shows the wires, the 2 to the left (pale blue and red black striped) were like that and doing nothing, then the other 3 were going to the rear tail light.

    Untitled by lewis wilson, on Flickr

    the new light has 3 wires on it (below)

    IMG_0981 by lewis wilson, on Flickr


    and the bikes loom has 5 wires, i am guessing, earth, 2x indicator, rear light and rear brake light (this is where is meet the bike and shows all 5)

    IMG_0979 by lewis wilson, on Flickr

    so my question is this, what wire is what and what do i connect what to??

    i am not fitting rear indicators for the moment but might in the future.

    this is from the husky manual but i have no idea what it means

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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Get a multimeter
    Turn lights on
    Use the multimeter to measure which two wires have 12V on - one will be earth, one will be the live for the tail light
    Turn lights off
    Hold brake on with a cable tie
    Use the multimeter to measure which two wires have 12V on - one will be the earth (this will be one of the wires you found in the last test) the other will be the live for the brake lights.

    Write down what you've found out

    Now wire these wires to the appropriate wires on your tail light.

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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Get a multimeter
    Turn lights on
    Use the multimeter to measure which two wires have 12V on - one will be earth, one will be the live for the tail light
    Turn lights off
    Hold brake on with a cable tie
    Use the multimeter to measure which two wires have 12V on - one will be the earth (this will be one of the wires you found in the last test) the other will be the live for the brake lights.

    Write down what you've found out

    Now wire these wires to the appropriate wires on your tail light.
    right so once I've found those 3 wires does it matter what i attach them to on the tail tidy as the cable colours don't seem to match up

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    You'll want to get the earth right first time (key off, check for continuity from one of the wires to the battery negative). The other two can afford to be trial and error. On eBay cheap lights there's often negligible difference in brightness between brake and tail anyway so may not matter!

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    How do I use this




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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Front light works, nothing on the rear


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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Right dug into the wire and found the pervious wire were shite and not connected, there now sorted and itís on, but the brake does not seem to work


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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

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    Or, the brake light may be constantly on?

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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Right yeah it was always on, so swapping 2 wires around as sorted that part, now Iíve had it running and the rear Pedal does nothing, so guessing a new year brake light switch is need.


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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    You can often adjust them.

    Depends if you have more time or money just now, with patience you can service those switches by taking them apart , cleaning any dirt and corrosion, and putting some silicon grease in to keep it working.

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    Pretty sure the £15/20, I hate this part. Plus I do t think Iíd service it well.


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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Still, doesn't hurt to pull it apart of it's already broken.

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    Default Re: fitting an enduro rear (well wiring the thing up)

    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Still, doesn't hurt to pull it apart of it's already broken.
    what pull the rear brake light switch apart?? or

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