Cruise control switch


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jodell2
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Cruise control switch

Postby jodell2 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:18 pm



I recently purchased a used 2002 GL1800 and noticed that the cruise switch was stuck "on." I eventually got it to release, but since then I cannot get the button to stay "on" at all. The button will not stay in to activate the system. I repeatedly push it in but it wont stay at all. Have I broken something inside the box? Anybody with a clue, let me know how to repair this issue. I love my cruise system!!



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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:47 am

Have a look through How to free stuck pushbutton switches and see if that helps you at all.

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby 2008retiredplb » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:47 am

You may want to use contact cleaner first to clean the switches then use the instructions given by WingAdmin
WingAdmin wrote:Have a look through How to free stuck pushbutton switches and see if that helps you at all.

That way you will be cleaning and lubing the switches. The older the bike & if the bike sits outside a lot, the chances of dirt and corrosion inside the switches is high.

I believe that is what Stu Oltman says to do. He is the Wing World Magazine Senior Technical Editor that does the workbench articles in Wing World. He is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the GoldWings. He has addressed this situation a number of time in the magazine. If you have your old copies of Wing World, or access to them, read the articles in the Workbench section. If you are a GWRRA member I think you can access the magazine on line from the GWRRA home page, but you have to be a current member. I have gained a lot of useful information from those articles.

I know there are some other forums that also talk about this problem.
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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby Sally » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:43 am

I to have an 02 that had this problem but it was not the cruise after all. One of my brake switches was not working correct and would not enable the cruise . each brake switch has two switches with in it one for the light and one for cruise. I replaced both switches like 10 bucks each.and 29 mins to install.Works fine now.. Sally

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby 2008retiredplb » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:02 am

Sally wrote:I to have an 02 that had this problem but it was not the cruise after all. One of my brake switches was not working correct and would not enable the cruise . each brake switch has two switches with in it one for the light and one for cruise. I replaced both switches like 10 bucks each.and 29 mins to install.Works fine now.. Sally



I remember reading something like that. since the switches are inter connected, if one is not working properly, the others may not work. It would be something to check if cleaning and lubing them doesn't work.
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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:04 pm

I jodell2
Go to this address and the slide show, and the advice he gives, he shows how to solve your problem.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/reverseswitch

FlyBoy2121





jodell2 wrote:I recently purchased a used 2002 GL1800 and noticed that the cruise switch was stuck "on." I eventually got it to release, but since then I cannot get the button to stay "on" at all. The button will not stay in to activate the system. I repeatedly push it in but it wont stay at all. Have I broken something inside the box? Anybody with a clue, let me know how to repair this issue. I love my cruise system!!

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby skypilot52 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:51 pm

I had a similar problem with my four way flasher switch. After removing it from the fairing, I lubed it liberally with silicone spray and worked the switch numerous times. It has worked fine ever since.

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby 2008retiredplb » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:52 pm

[quote="FlyBoy2121"]I jodell2
Go to this address and the slide show, and the advice he gives, he shows how to solve your problem.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/reverseswitch

The Fred harmon website has some good information on Goldwing's that is free to view. If you want you can purchase his maintenance videos, but for the most part if you have the mechanical ability to tackle minor to somewhat complicated repairs, these pages will give all the information you will need.
You can also go to his forum and see what others say.
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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby WOJCIECH » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:07 am

all the micro switches in the goldwing, unused, will not work well, they are often used to return to normal, it is not worth undress and get unnecessarily upset!

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:19 pm

I Men Excuse my English

I have noticed that when it's cold switches glue more, When it is warmer, it works well, expansion of the plastic to cold and heat, or contact with the adhesive lubricant Honda to cold the contact glue.
this is just the warm up with a hair dryer, I try and it works for my bike.

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby marshall65 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:10 am

Ditto on the brake switch, especially the foot brake .. The switch broke not allowing me to engage the
cruise .. Replaced switch, works fine ... Same thing happened on my wifes 95 GW Trike ... Thought it
was handlebar buttons, but turned out to be the same switch for the foot brake ...

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby jodell2 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:55 pm

Sally wrote:I to have an 02 that had this problem but it was not the cruise after all. One of my brake switches was not working correct and would not enable the cruise . each brake switch has two switches with in it one for the light and one for cruise. I replaced both switches like 10 bucks each.and 29 mins to install.Works fine now.. Sally

I'm not too mechanically inclined, but could you tell me exactly where these switches are so that I can check them. Thanks a million! And who did you go thru to get the switches? Most of my responses think this switch is stuck in the "on" position, but it isn't. It just wont stay in period, so I hope you are right with what you have told me.

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby jodell2 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:00 pm

marshall65 wrote:Ditto on the brake switch, especially the foot brake .. The switch broke not allowing me to engage the
cruise .. Replaced switch, works fine ... Same thing happened on my wifes 95 GW Trike ... Thought it
was handlebar buttons, but turned out to be the same switch for the foot brake ...

Can you tell me where this "brake foot switch" is located so that I can see if that is my problem? Thanks a million. And where did you find this switch that you replaced?

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Re: Cruise control switch

Postby marshall65 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:09 pm

Switch is available through dealer ... Hard to explain location .. Best thing to do is follow brake
peddle back to its ending and there should be 2 switches between it and the activation rod ..
the cruise release is a small square 1x1 1/2 box. The other switch is for brake lights ... Best
thing to do is hit bikebandit.com and look in Rear Brake Master Cylinder area ... Part nr 1
on the schematic is a switch assembly with two wires coming out of it .. One is for lights
one is for the cruise knockout ... Now that you know what it looks like you can find it
on the bike and see if it is broken or do resistance checks with an OHM meter to ensure
they are working ...




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