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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6832
Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Rear brake line is leaking at the electrical connector,

Customer Question

Rear brake line is leaking at the electrical connector
JA: Have you checked the fluid? How old are the brakes?
Customer: Brake pads are good new brake fluid and bled couple months ago
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 07 heritage
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes but not sure how to disconnect. Afraid of breaking it...lol
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just needing to know how to disconnect
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

it screws in. standard RH thread.

I would unscrew it, clean the threads, apply pipe thread sealant and screw it back in.

then you have to bleed the brakes until you get all the air out.

they make a wrench for the brake switch, bu most people use "channel lock" pliers.

let me know if you need more help.

Steve

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I see were it screws in but the leak is were the electrical wire plugs in not were the threads are.
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

very well.

disconnect the wires, remove the broken brake light switch and replace it with a new one that doesn't leak.

don't forget to apply pipe thread sealant to the threads and bleed the rear brake line afterwards.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve