Cruise Control Set switch


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Cruise Control Set switch

Postby bohdan » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:36 am



Greetings fellow Goldwingers... I know, I know, the topic of cruise control problems seems to be an never ending thread. But, after scouring all this forum, I have not detected any information on "cleaning the set switch" on the right handgrip. If at all possible. I don't know if can be cleaned or if it is a sealed unit. Since my starter button is having issues of sticking, etc. , I believe that perhaps some grime got into this switch. Anybody out there do this before? Mighty Obliged....



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Re: Cruise Control Set switch

Postby mikelens » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:00 am

You just didn't look hard enough. The info you need is right here:
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Re: Cruise Control Set switch

Postby bohdan » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:05 am

I saw this topic. However, it vaguely directs to the cleaning of the switch. I was just wondering if it is possible to separate the switch to get a better cleaning. I have tried this already to no avail. Then again, I am not 100% positive that the switch is suspect.

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Re: Cruise Control Set switch

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:57 am

You can take the switch pods apart to gain access to the switches - the procedure is in the beginning of How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs. You can then gain access to the individual switches, which are held in place with screws:

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You can then remove the switches and spray the innards out with contact cleaner.

However, before going through all of that, I would check to make sure that the switches are in fact the cause of your problem. There are quite a few things that have to happen before the cruise control will allow itself to be engaged.




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