cruise control on of switch

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cruise control on of switch

Postby liteship » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:28 am

I have a stuck cruise control ON -OFF switch on a 2002 goldwing that is stuck in the on or in position. Anyone know if and how its fixable.


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Re: cruise control on of switch

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:53 am

I liteship

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Re: cruise control on of switch

Postby expplane » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:28 pm

liteship wrote:I have a stuck cruise control ON -OFF switch on a 2002 goldwing that is stuck in the on or in position. Anyone know if and how its fixable.


Try using a generous squirt of contact cleaner in and around the button. Then perhaps hit it with a squirt of WD40, which I have had electronic techs tell me they use WD40 on lots of components, even circuit boards.
I had a balky emergency cutoff switch on my previous ride (Kawi Nomad), and occasionally had to do just that or it would not start.
Oh, and I also use to excercise the switch now and then just to let it know I still loved it :-))) . Seemed to work.

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Re: cruise control on of switch

Postby samgaut » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:37 am

try electronic cleaner in your handle and if not working your prabably have a good chance to change your handle

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Re: cruise control on of switch

Postby thrasherg » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:28 am

The actual mechanism is up inside the metal handlebar housing, squirting anything in around the button will not do you any good. You need to open the handlebar housing up and then apply contact cleaner/WD40 directly to the switch mechanism itself. I have the same problem as you on my 2004, and have not found anything that really fixes the problem. I suspect a new switch is the only solution, but Honda does NOT sell the switch by itself!! I just leave the switch in the on position all the time and get used to the red light on the dash stating the cruise is turned on..


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Re: cruise control on of switch

Postby Ed Z » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:34 am

The above is correct in that opening up the housing is required...
One thing I have found is to operate the switch slowly... I push in on the switch for 1 second and then release... This is what I call a "trip switch"... Pushing on it causes a trip mechanism to open a gate for the latch to catch on... Pushing it again causes it to open a gate to release the catch mechanism... What happens is it gets stuck halfway so that the catch mechanism cannot complete it's required path (to catch or release)... By operating the button slowly gives the mechanism a bit more time to complete the needed path and thus not get "hung" halfway...

Also, I have found it a good idea to exercise the bike switches every once in awhile just to keep em freed up....

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