Cruise Set indicator light


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Cruise Set indicator light

Postby flippy98 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:52 am



Hello. I'm new to this site. I recently purchased a 1998 SE. The "Cruise Set" indicator light is on all the time. The cruise control works fine. Has anyone had this problem?



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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Most likely the button won't pop out far enough to release power.They can be cleaned....viewtopic.php?t=9296

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby silverado6x6 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:52 am

I had the same problem on mine, btw if you change to an led lamp the cruise man not engage, for the low fuel, and cruise lamps I opted to use the white 194LL long life lamps.
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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby peppilepew » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:36 pm

Cruise set and cruise on are two different issues. Cruise bulb on all the time could me a short somewhere or a bad control signal to the light.

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby flippy98 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:39 pm

Sorry I haven't responded but I haven't had a chance to tear into it yet. The only thing I know at this point is that it's not a switch problem. Before I originally posted I had the cruise set switch in pieces and the light still came on. The guy I bought the bike from said his friend had the same problem, took the bike to the dealer and the matter got "worse". I thought it might be a common problem. I plan on checking for shorts. Who knows, maybe a load problem like on the LEDs. Might try putting a 1k resistor in parallel. I'll get back. Thanks.

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby peppilepew » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:04 pm

flippy98 wrote:Sorry I haven't responded but I haven't had a chance to tear into it yet. The only thing I know at this point is that it's not a switch problem. Before I originally posted I had the cruise set switch in pieces and the light still came on. The guy I bought the bike from said his friend had the same problem, took the bike to the dealer and the matter got "worse". I thought it might be a common problem. I plan on checking for shorts. Who knows, maybe a load problem like on the LEDs. Might try putting a 1k resistor in parallel. I'll get back. Thanks.


Does it have a LED installed? If yes then Scotts 1K parallel resistor install is needed. If no LEDs then resistor is not needed. I would start by checking grounds for looseness and corrosion. Buy a factory manual and an inexpensive volt/ohm meter. Your gonna need it. Did someone tap into the circuit for the bulb to add an accessory? Something could be back feeding.

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:28 pm

What he said. If you put LEDs in the Cruise On, Cruise Set and Low Fuel without adding load resistors, they will stay on all the time no matter what.

The Cruise On, Cruise Set and Low Fuel circuits require a reasonable load in order to function correctly. Simply replacing these bulbs with LEDs will cause the LEDs to stay on at all times. There are two options: leave these lights with traditional light bulbs, or add a resistor in parallel with each LED. If you wish to go the resistor route, the values you will need to use are:

Cruise On, Cruise Set: 1K Ohm, 1/4 watt
Low Fuel: 470 Ohm, 1/2 watt (very important that this be 1/2 watt!)

These resistors should be connected in PARALLEL with the LEDs (across the LEDs), NOT in series (in front of/behind) with the LEDs. The easiest way to do this is to connect them across the wires going to the applicable LEDs. Make sure any connections you do are properly insulated before reinstallation.

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby silverado6x6 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:55 pm

Load resistors not regular resistors.
Same as to fix a fast blinker.
KISS I just used 194LL bulbs.
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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:01 pm

silverado6x6 wrote:Load resistors not regular resistors.
Same as to fix a fast blinker.
KISS I just used 194LL bulbs.


No, you don't need load resistors. These are LEDs, and the amount of current is tiny. Load resistors for blinkers are typically 40 or 50 watt capacity in order to dissipate the heat required to actuate the blinkers. The resistors needed for this application are 1/4 and 1/2 watt.

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby silverado6x6 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:25 pm

My first thought is that the resistor will cause a short unless its a load resistor.
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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby peppilepew » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:49 pm

silverado6x6 wrote:My first thought is that the resistor will cause a short unless its a load resistor.


The admins directions are accurate.

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Re: Cruise Set indicator light

Postby Fiberthree » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:22 pm

silverado6x6 wrote:My first thought is that the resistor will cause a short unless its a load resistor.


Curious as to what you think a resistor is or does.

A resistor just resists the flow of current. You can have the same Ohm (resistance) on a 1/4 watt as you can on a 15 watt resistor. "Load" resistors are able to dissipate more heat without burning out. The light bulb itself is a resistor in a vacuum.
Admin did a great write-up on changing to LEDs. He did all the homework and listed the values he used.


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