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1998 CBR 900rr switch,fr.stop repair. (DIY)

tried to place this in an article thread , but i guess i dont have acces to start new threads in that area.

long story short. went ridin , got stuck in the rain. brake lights worked when i pulled the front lever during a pre ride inspection in the morning. Now they didnt.I did a little troubleshooting with the wires and switches. Couldnt see anything wrong. So i figured that it might be part 35340-MM5-600 (Switch, FR. Stop) wich is part number 1 in the diagram.

i removed the switch easily with a phillips head screwdriver (one screw holding it under the right control assembly on the handlebar) and disconnected the two lead wires coming off of the two terminals.

the switch is sealed in a black plastic case. so i had to use a 1/8 inch drill bit and a cordless drill to tap the melted plastic connections. you can see the holes in this picture. dont worry about tapping through any internals, theres nothing in the way.

once tapped through you can remove the plastic cover to see what your working with. there is a small black plunger, actuator assembly with connected terminal, and a stationary terminal.

dissassembly is easy and follows. remove plunger.

remove actuator assembly with connected terminal.

and remove the stationary terminal.

these are the two contact terminals that i noticed had some really bad oxidation (they are clean in the pictures). i used a wire brush to clean them off.

once cleaned off reassembly is in reverse order. there is no need to tape or glue the switch together since the "switch" is held together in place with a screw. But i did use some melted candle wax to fill in the holes to keep from any water getting back in the switch. see here.

this repair is by no means permanent, its not an expensive part. I called the stealership and it runs 14.00 bucks plus 9.5 % sales tax here in tennessee. but i wanted to continue to ride during the next 10 days that they said it would take to get the part in. and i need brake lights during that period of time. "So simple even a caveman can do it" !!..lol

hope that this might help a few people, thanks for listening .....Steve

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Re: 1998 CBR 900rr switch,fr.stop repair. (DIY)

I've had electrical items have a temporary short from rain/water. let em dry out and they usually work just fine after.
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Re: 1998 CBR 900rr switch,fr.stop repair. (DIY)

i did forget to mention that after i did this repair the lights worked. and the switch was dry for quite some time...guess it worked
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