cruise control switch not working


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cruise control switch not working

Postby bikermanny » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:24 pm



I have a Goldwing 1800 2005. During my ride to Daytona BikeWeek 2010, my cruise control switch stopped working. You press the switch in, the cruise light indicator on panel turns on but switch does not stay in the "ON" position. Cruise light indicator turns off. I'm not sure if the switch is bad or if it is dirty not allowing to make contact. I beleive the spring inside the switch is bad. Any suggestions?



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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby ronaldlimarzi » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:48 pm

interesting, I have just the opposite problem. I pushed my cc button and it engaged, show lite on panel but will not turn off. any ideas?

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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:46 pm

bikermanny wrote:I have a Goldwing 1800 2005. During my ride to Daytona BikeWeek 2010, my cruise control switch stopped working. You press the switch in, the cruise light indicator on panel turns on but switch does not stay in the "ON" position. Cruise light indicator turns off. I'm not sure if the switch is bad or if it is dirty not allowing to make contact. I beleive the spring inside the switch is bad. Any suggestions?


I've heard some people say that the clutch switch can be the cause of this. The clutch lever doesn't move all the way out, and the cruise control disconnect switch on the clutch lever remains depressed. While riding, push the clutch lever all the way out, and engage the cruise, see if it makes any difference.

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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby PTO » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:43 am

My front brake lever causes my cruise to drop out or not engage. I have the aftermarket chrome levers and discovered that the adjusting dial on the top causes the problem. When set to one end of the scale it works everytime but set to the other end it doesn't work, try this easy fix first.
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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby cat33011 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:06 am

I have a 02 wing and the Cruise control Sw. stuck in on position as well as the Fog light SW. Opion these are poor Quality Switches my wing has 7000 miles and always kept in the Garage. The Honda dealer in Eustis Florida replaced both switches and sair they needed to be replaced.

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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby avinson4u » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:01 am

I got a 2005 wing and the cc went out prior to me going to daytona, so I put duct tape on it to keep it in the on position until i got back home. I ordered a new switch/button. When I got home took the duct tape off now the cc is working again. go figure now the warning switch on the opposite side is not working.

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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby brianvanleer » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:25 pm

See my Fri Mar 19, 2010 reply to the GL 1800A Reverse post. It will solve your problem.

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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby NRALifeMbr » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:40 pm

The problem with these switches is that very fine dust will migrate into the working parts of the switch mechanism and either stick them open or closed. Especially with switches that we rarely use like the cruise control on/off. I leave mine on all the time. Basically I just learned to live with it that way because it was stuck on and I use it all the time. I don't bother turning it off.

In reading on GL1800Riders.com, I needed to clean the switches and get the dust out. Any good electronics contact cleaner will do but you have to take the grip apart to get to the switch mechanism and then spray the crap out of it literally. My fog light switch is the same way. This doesn't bother me either as I never turn off my fog lights.

The only button that did bother me was my emergency flashers switch. I engaged it one time and it wouldn't release due to all the dust in it. I had to turn it on and off many times and it finally cleared itself and I cleaned it when I got home.

The easiest fix is just to use the buttons more often. If I just turn the switches on and off in rapid succession several times a week, they never give me any trouble. They just get cleaned out due to use.
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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby thrasherg » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:37 pm

My cruise switch will often stick in the on position. I removed the switch (opened it up) and cleaned it all out (Couldn't see any dirt in there) applied contact cleaner, put it all back together very carefully and it still sticks in the on position!! Seems to be a poor design to me!! I could not find a honda part number for just the switch so there seems no way to replace the switch and another Honda part will probably have the same problem!!

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Re: cruise control switch not working

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun May 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Most times the problem is either the clutch or the front brake micro-switch.
Suggest, simply spraying each w/WD40, then air dry w/computer cleaner compressed air spray can.
Then finish up w/a silicon based lube/sealer.
Just when through this as my cruise started inadvertantly shutting off. Turned out to be the clutch micro switch.




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