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    I was also thinking about 6V lamps being installed but it would be a little unusual unless maddi has bought a job lot and keeps putting them in when they pop.
    6V bulbs aren't that common here outside of specialist auto shops so they are not something you just pick up at your local filling station.

    I'm assuming those readings were taken across the battery rather than in one of the brake lamp sockets otherwise they should be 0V before the pedal is pressed and 12ish afterwards.
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    And since the brake/tail light bulbs are combined if it was 6V bulbs in there the tail lamps would be popping too.
    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    I was also thinking about 6V lamps being installed but .....
    6V bulbs aren't that common here outside of specialist auto shops ....

    I'm assuming those readings were taken across the battery rather than in one of the brake lamp sockets otherwise they should be 0V before the pedal is pressed and 12ish afterwards.
    I agree on the brake light voltage behavior.

    However, if the readings were taken across the battery, as you suspect, then seeing 10.6V after the activation of the brake light is bad news.



    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    And since the brake/tail light bulbs are combined if it was 6V bulbs in there the tail lamps would be popping too.
    Yep.


    We just need more detailed descriptions from the OP concerning his methods and measurements.

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    Yes they were new bulbs. Just checked the packet.........6 volt bulbs I picked them up in the motorbike section of Halford never looked at them just presumed they would be right!
    All voltage reading I talked about were read from the bulb housing not the battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddi680 View Post
    Yes they were new bulbs. Just checked the packet.........6 volt bulbs ....

    That's why the running light filament was REALLY BRIGHT. It was on the verge of frying!

    Now you know for next time.



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    So it was the "simple" solution in the end. Still surprising. I haven't seen a bike with 6V electrics for years and I've never noticed 6V bulbs in Halfords.
    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    So it was the "simple" solution in the end. Still surprising. I haven't seen a bike with 6V electrics for years and I've never noticed 6V bulbs in Halfords.
    I know that's why I just presumed they were 12v. I'll take a picture tomorrow and show just to prove I'm not messing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six5 View Post
    Did you accidentally grab the 6 volt
    +1 million to Six.

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    Thanks for the help boys. I'm new to the tl game

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