1988 cruise control dont work


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1988 cruise control dont work

Postby schmitty52 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:45 pm



Can anyone tell me were to get an easy to understand flow chart for the crusise control on my 1988 gold wing 1500. lite on the dash works. Repair manual says number 2 relay should click when ignition is turned on, which it does and that number 6 relay should click when you turn on the cruise switch, which it does't . It says to replace the defective relay. Well I switched 2 relays around that did'nt work. It dont say what to do after that. I know the vacume circuit is good I tested all that. I hear clicks when testing clutch and front brake. What feeds The # 2 relay? Ran some resistance test and right handle control switches test good. the next step is to ohm wires 16 and 17, says I should have a 95 ohm reading but I have 0 , which goes back to the #2 relay coil again. HELP!!!!!!!



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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby trike lady » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:40 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Have you checked fuse #3?
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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby schmitty52 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:38 am

Yes I have checked and rechecked. I know I have power feeding the control unit that was the first thing I was told to check. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby Waterfreak66 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 am

Do you hear two distinct switches "click" when you pull in the front brake lever? There is one switch for the brake light and one for the cruise control. I found that my chrome (aftermarket) lever wasn't activating the lower of the two switches, which is the cruise switch, because the arm on the lever that is supposed to activate it wasn't long enough and it wasn't positioned far enough forward. I cut a penny with a sheet metal sheers into a rectangle and super glued it on, dropping it amout 1mm down from the edge of the arm on the lever, and then wrapped a couple of wraps of electrical tape around it for good measure. All good now.

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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:14 am

The only info I have is for the 88-89 euro but all the cruise should be the same.
#6 relay provides power to the vacuum solenoids.If it does not click,the cruise will not work.

Look at your schematic.locate the input to the cruise module labeled "cancel switch".Mine shows pin 11.A brown with a red stripe.
When everything is on,this pin should have 12 volts on it.
This is the enable circuit.
12 volts is fed to front brake switch first,then to the switch on the carb then to the rear brake switch and finally to the module.
Each of these switches are normally closed and 12 volts should appear on both terminals.
If there is no volts on the module "cancel switch" wire,the module cuts off the relay and kills the vacuum.
Remember,by design when the cruise is active,it is disabled by applying the front brake,rear brake or bumping the throttle back a bit.
To get to the plug for the carb switch,you have to remove the left cover behind the reverse lever.
I'd look for constant volts on 1/2 of the brake switches first.
One half is for the light and the other is the cruise disable.The carb switch if bad could be bypassed for convenience as you would have to pull the carbs to replace it,but by all means keep both brake switches working.
All of them must work,it's like Christmas tree lights,if any one goes out the whole thing fails.
Let us know what you find.

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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby vtxcandyred » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:31 am

Also make sure the clutch switch is working properly. I have to push out on my clutch lever every once in a while because it won't engage the switch there.

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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby wingpilot08 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:53 am

vtxcandyred wrote:Also make sure the clutch switch is working properly. I have to push out on my clutch lever every once in a while because it won't engage the switch there.

Had a similar problem with my clutch lever switch. This is a very easy fix. In the lever itself, there is a brass bushing that, over time will wear down. Cost to replace is about $5-6 from Honda..time to replace about 5-10 minutes.

on http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=150046&category=MOTORCYCLES&make=HONDA&year=1996&fveh=3492

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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby Sempai » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:03 am

wingpilot96 wrote:
vtxcandyred wrote:Also make sure the clutch switch is working properly. I have to push out on my clutch lever every once in a while because it won't engage the switch there.

Had a similar problem with my clutch lever switch. This is a very easy fix. In the lever itself, there is a brass bushing that, over time will wear down. Cost to replace is about $5-6 from Honda..time to replace about 5-10 minutes.

on http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=150046&category=MOTORCYCLES&make=HONDA&year=1996&fveh=3492

Item #02 BUSH 22885-MB0-006

Another quick, easy, and totally reversible fix for this: Unplug either of the spade terminal wires at the switch. This can be done without tools and anywhere on the road. The normally closed switch is opened when the lever is is all the way out. Pulling the lever closes the circuit, pulling either of the wires off the switch will make the system think the switch is continually open, regardless of whether the lever is in or out.
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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby dwgeo104 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:49 am

My 89 GL1500 CC worked great until I installed chrome control levers. I switched back to my stock levers and the CC worked again.

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Re: 1988 cruise control dont work

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:33 pm

dwgeo104 wrote:My 89 GL1500 CC worked great until I installed chrome control levers. I switched back to my stock levers and the CC worked again.


That's because your chrome aftermarket clutch lever didn't extend far enough to depress the cruise disconnect switch when the lever was released. Probably could have fixed it by putting a small bit of epoxy on the lever in the right place, to make it depress the switch properly.




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