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Brake Light Stays on after installing New Front Brake Switch

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Thank you in advance for your help!

Brakes work But ...... Brake Light Stays on after installing New Front Brake Switch

I ride a 2005 VTX 1300R.
My rear brake light is working correctly when the foot brake is engaged. However, engaging the handbrake did not turn the light on.
I Replaced the handbrake switch. After installing the switch, the brake light remains on. Disconnecting the switch and the foot brake still works fine.

Tried but did not work.
WD40 on the brake lever and foot levers to see if it was stuck.
Check master cylinder and the wires all look fine.
Adjusted the pressure from the foot brake switch, no change.
Tried a second front brake switch in case the first was defective.

I am out of ideas and appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.
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Disconnect wires from the front brake.
Now see if the rear brake actuates the light correctly.
Do the same to the rear brake and see if the front brake actuates light correctly.
Next step is do you have aftermarket Clutch and Brake levers.
Some aftermarket levers need the nub adjusted with a file to work correctly
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