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I just picked up an 03 Eiger 400. It’s in good condition, runs well and shifts well (non CVT). I was out riding the other day and went through a few puddles that I didn’t think were very deep (only about half way up the wheel). Since then, every time I hit the rear brakes (left hand or right foot), it dies from a blown ignition fuse. If I replace the fuse, it runs great until I hit the rear brakes...and the cycle starts all over again. I’m fine using just the front brakes for now but wondering if anyone else has had this issue before I start tearing off the plastics and chasing wires? Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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I'd start with checking any wiring that leads to the tail light.
 

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I think that’s the first time I’ve actually heard applying the rear brakes blows a fuse. My guess is you probably have a short someplace leading to the rear taillight. I can’t think of anything else that would cause that. But maybe someone else will chime in if they think of anything else.


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I've read of some models having problems with corrosion in the light socket.
 

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I just picked up an 03 Eiger 400. It’s in good condition, runs well and shifts well (non CVT). I was out riding the other day and went through a few puddles that I didn’t think were very deep (only about half way up the wheel). Since then, every time I hit the rear brakes (left hand or right foot), it dies from a blown ignition fuse. If I replace the fuse, it runs great until I hit the rear brakes...and the cycle starts all over again. I’m fine using just the front brakes for now but wondering if anyone else has had this issue before I start tearing off the plastics and chasing wires? Thanks in advance for the help!
You shouldn’t rely on the front brakes only. I can think of plenty of times I was on steep downgrades and wouldn’t dream of using the front brakes.

Like AJL said, you probably have a short somewhere in the wiring between the brake switch and the brake light. TCIII mentioned brake light sockets corroding and causing problems. That is something to check also.

I believe there is a spring on the rear that actuates the brake light on your model. Try disconnecting the spring to take the light wiring/socket out of the equation . If applying the brakes with the spring removed doesn’t blow a fuse, look to the light socket/wiring for a problem.

Good luck .
 
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