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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring a new front brake light switch

I have to replace that little brake light switch in the throttle side controls. The problem I'm having is that the stock one is wired different than the factory replacement. If you are looking at the switch, the factory one is wired with a red wire with a yellow stripe on the right side and an orange wire with a white stripe on the left side.

On the replacement the wires are reversed. So, do I splice it to match wires, or do I splice it so the right wires follows the factory right wire and the left wire follows the left factory wire?
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Here are some pictures. So, I want to splice in the new switch. Hopefully these pictures describe better what I'm asking. Will this switch work regardless of how it is wired, or does it have a positive and negative that need to be wired a specific way?
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Switch wiring

It's just a switch, it's either gonna be open or closed the color of the wire shouldn't matter.
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It's just a switch, it's either gonna be open or closed the color of the wire shouldn't matter.
I agree; the switch just completes the circuit to supply power to the relay, which in turn supplies power to the brake light. Polarity is not an issue.

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Awesome. Thanks
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