1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem


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1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Gilbert Draayers » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:21 pm



This is my first post. My cruise control will no longer set at any speeds in 4th or 5th gears . When I push the cruise on button the cruise light works, but nothing happens when I press the set button. I have replaced the clutch lever bushing and the clutch and front brake switches do click. I have sprayed them with contact cleaner and also the set/accelerate switch has been sprayed. Both the cruise on and cruise set dash lights come on when I first turn the key. Pushing out on both hand levers doesn't help. The brake light is not always on, so I don't think the brakes are dragging. A check list I found on goldwingworld.com says the first thing to check is that you have power to the cruise contol unit by using a volt/ohm meter to check connections in the 22 pin connector under the seat. It says to connect the red probe to pin #17 and the black probe to ground. With the key and cruise both on you should get a 12 volt reading. I do not get any voltage showing when making this connection, and the check list doesn't say how to trouble shoot this. I had the brakes bled two years ago at a Honda dealer, and I think that is when the problem started though I am not sure. I don't use the cruise very often because I do have a throttle lock. The fuse for the circuit is good. Does anyone have any idea as to how to trouble shoot the missing 12 volts? Thanks, Gib.



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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:10 pm

One thing missed is the vacuum system.I'm not sure about the 93,but my 88 has multiple vacuum lines that operate it.Start on the left side at the manifold,there are 2 vacuum lines there.The accumulator is on the right side.All under the plastic obviously.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:06 pm

Another is the speedometer signal coming off the speedometer. If the bike doesn't see sufficient speed, it won't allow the cruise to engage.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Bigert » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:53 pm

I tried to fix same cruise controle on a 1992 model. It looks like I used the same documents from goldwingdocs.com and I noticed that the the pinout in the description was wrong, but the wire-colors was right.
Im still working to get this cruise to "set". Did You find a solution?

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by jack5 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:56 pm

when did you replaced the cruise control valve filter. when the filter getting to old it falling apart and go to the valve and plug some vaccum lines.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Bigert » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:31 am

jack5 wrote:when did you replaced the cruise control valve filter. when the filter getting to old it falling apart and go to the valve and plug some vaccum lines.
I followed the steps of Gilbert Draayers in the text above (set does not activates), but Your solution is new to me. Thank You, I will check that.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:10 am

Aren't there four cruise cancel switches? Clutch, front brake lever, rear brake, and throttle switch. You said you sprayed them but did you also check that they were working properly?
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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Gilbert Draayers » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:21 am

I never did get mine to work, if anybody has any other suggestions please let me know. Also, I did replace the main cruise control box under the trunk and that didn't help either. Now I just use the throttle lock but I may just let the Honda shop fix it! Thanks, Gib.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Bigert » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:08 pm

Gilbert Draayers wrote:I never did get mine to work, if anybody has any other suggestions please let me know. Also, I did replace the main cruise control box under the trunk and that didn't help either. Now I just use the throttle lock but I may just let the Honda shop fix it! Thanks, Gib.
Sorry to hear that.
I used this guide and managed to solve the problem http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/cruisecontrol.htm.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Gilbert Draayers » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:22 am

It turned out to be the rear brake switch was not working properly. The Honda shop fixed it this year, along with several other items. I just ordered the GPS audio input adapter available through this site and when I install that I should be good to go for awhile! Thanks again for all your suggestions, Gib.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by fivestring » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am

Bigert wrote:
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Sorry to hear that.
I used this guide and managed to solve the problem http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/cruisecontrol.htm.
Sorry to revive an old thread but I need an answer. I have an '88 Wing. I followed the tests on the above guide. All the tests passed until I got to the throttle switch. The brake and clutch switches all needed cleaning and are now working fine. Brake light switches also needed cleaning and are working. But my system will not pass the brake/clutch/throttle switches test. Clutch and brake levers are not sloppy at pivots. No continuity between pin 17 and 6.

I can't find the throttle switch. Likely the culprit as it is the only switch I haven't tested individually. All online searches for the location of this switch point to the throttle cable "junction box" under the left side of the tank enclosure, where the three cables come together. There is no switch there. There is a wire pigtail coming from the bottom of the carbs that plugs into the four plug outlet next to your left knee. I believe it is a four-pin plug. If that is the throttle cruise cancel switch, how do I test for proper function? Which two pins should break contact at zero throttle?

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by kane67 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:05 am

Check my album, few pics from manual. Hopefully helps...
http://goldwingdocs.com/UserPictures/ka ... 92/I_12587

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:01 pm

fivestring wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am
Bigert wrote:
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Sorry to hear that.
I used this guide and managed to solve the problem http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/cruisecontrol.htm.
Sorry to revive an old thread but I need an answer. I have an '88 Wing. I followed the tests on the above guide. All the tests passed until I got to the throttle switch. The brake and clutch switches all needed cleaning and are now working fine. Brake light switches also needed cleaning and are working. But my system will not pass the brake/clutch/throttle switches test. Clutch and brake levers are not sloppy at pivots. No continuity between pin 17 and 6.

I can't find the throttle switch. Likely the culprit as it is the only switch I haven't tested individually. All online searches for the location of this switch point to the throttle cable "junction box" under the left side of the tank enclosure, where the three cables come together. There is no switch there. There is a wire pigtail coming from the bottom of the carbs that plugs into the four plug outlet next to your left knee. I believe it is a four-pin plug. If that is the throttle cruise cancel switch, how do I test for proper function? Which two pins should break contact at zero throttle?
If you find it difficult to reach and fix these 3 parallel switches (throttle cancel switch, brake lever cancel switch and brake pedal cancel switch), you may want to connect the #6 and #17 pins using a wire to get a continuos connection.

By doing this, you will still have a working safety system which will include the clutch lever cancel switch, the brake lever brake light switch and the brake pedal brake light switch to cancel the CC.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by fivestring » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:46 pm

That helps immensely! Thanks so much.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:34 pm

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:01 pm
If you find it difficult to reach and fix these 3 parallel switches....
Correction: Sorry it would be 3 serial switches.

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Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade cruise control problem

Post by fivestring » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:50 am

I finally got a chance to put a jumper wire between pin 17 and pin 6 this morning. I'm happy to report that the cruise control works perfectly now. One minor problem, I got on the interstate, set the cruise, and that bike took me straight to work. Silly motorcycle. Thanks again for the help.



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