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Classic: rear brake light switch..Glide..my brakes to bleed..Whats up?

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I just changed out the rear brake light switch, on my 1989 Ultra Glide Classic. Now I can't get my brakes to bleed. Whats up?
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Good day and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to help you with your problem today. There is either air still in the line, a loose hose fitting sucking air into the line or the master cylinder needs rebuilt. You also have a front switch that is usually the issue on the baggers, and then there could just simply be a loose/rubbed wire in the tail light wiring. Does the tail light work & is does the brake light come on with the front brakes?
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