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Rear light is out

So the rear light on my 2008 Daytona 675 is out. I thought it was just simple bulb burned out, but apparently for rear light it uses LEDs and a new assembly is 140 bucks. What steps should I take to verify it is a tail light assembly and not something else that went wrong?

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So the rear light on my 2008 Daytona 675 is out. I thought it was just simple bulb burned out, but apparently for rear light it uses LEDs and a new assembly is 140 bucks. What steps should I take to verify it is a tail light assembly and not something else that went wrong?

Thanks.
I would check the fuse, and the plug under the rear cowl with a volt meter. I have a new tail light if you need it It works perfectly, and was only on the bike for 200 miles. I do not know if the 2012 675R is the same light though. You might have to do a part look-up on Bike Bandit. If it is same, it's yours for $50 + shipping.

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I would check the fuse, and the plug under the rear cowl with a volt meter. I have a new tail light if you need it It works perfectly, and was only on the bike for 200 miles. I do not know if the 2012 675R is the same light though. You might have to do a part look-up on Bike Bandit. If it is same, it's yours for $50 + shipping.
Kool I am in South Bay. :)

So what do I need to do to check the fuse?

For the plug. I remember it has three wires... What is the procedure for testing it?

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Kool I am in South Bay. :)

So what do I need to do to check the fuse?

For the plug. I remember it has three wires... What is the procedure for testing it?

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The fuses are under the left side cover in the cockpit of the bike. Just remove the two screws (one is on the cover its self, and the other is on the faring).

Open the little black box and pull out the fuse and see if the wire inside is intact. I can't remember what one it is, but it is #3, or #4 so check them both.

If it is not the fuse, unplug the tail light from under the rear seat. It has three wires, black, yellow, and a two tone G/P. Plug the Black lead into the black wire, and test the other two. You can use a cheep dummy light for this too. One will be on while the bike is on, and the other will turn when the break is engaged. If you have no power, test the black wire by clamping onto the black terminal of the battery and test the wires again. If they work this time, you have to repair the ground wire to the light.

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Kool, thanks will try it.
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My tail Light fuse blew out 2 days after getting the bike. I'd put money on it
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Hmm Manual says #3 is 5A, auxilaury lightning. I am guessing tail light? Looks ok. Oh and in the box #3 and #4 fuses were reversed. okay....
So found an issue. One of the cables that leads in to a plug, from tail light section was broken at connector point. It whole bundle was wrapped up with electrical tape so at first glance it looked like it was connected. No idea how that happened. Not exactly a high stress point. Can I just get another connector and resolder the wires?

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Well, it depends. It's not soldered, but crimped.

Photo of the damage please.

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Probably.

Electrical tape usually screams botched job.

The slower you move, the more dangerous your bike is... I'll let you work out the conclusion from there

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Probably.

Electrical tape usually screams botched job.
That's not true. The whole loom is wrapped in electrical tape from the factory. It's quite possible a guy that doesn't know how to check a fuse, is not the authority on botched electrical fixes. Just saying.

No offense intended UDRider, we all have to start somewhere. Keep plugging along, your doing well so far.

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