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Change the bulb
 

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as ALWAYS ---

Start OFF with the FACTS = Year, Make (assuming H-D) & MODEL

also nice to know = FOOT Switch or HAND Switch?

BOTH actuate the Brake LIGHT
 

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Since you said "rear brake light" does that mean "rear brake" switch (as in the foot switch)? Also year make model are extremely important. Older models the brake light switch is always on until the lever resets and turns them off. Newer models the brakes are linked.

Does the brake light come on with one switch but not another?
 

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No brake light. Tried to bypass brake switch with paper clip to no avail.
Sportster. Do the rest of the lights function ?
If you paperclipped into the switch harness with the ignition on and got no light then there's an open circuit. Either the bulb is bad or there's a broken wire, probably somewhere inside the rear fender. Also check the harness plug under the seat.
 
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