Cruise control setting swicth


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gunter@rogers.com
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Cruise control setting swicth

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The cruise contrrol on my 2009 GL 1800 works periodically. The main swich always comes on when pushed - at least the dash light does. The set switch works only intermittently. Once on it never lets me down but when disabled due to braking or during clutch engagement it may or may not reengage when depressed. What could be causing this and what might I do to repair it? I've tried spraying it with WD 40 and with an electric contact spray cleaner/lubricant to no avail.
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks,
Gunter


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Spraying the switch may or may not solve the problem. also clutch and brake lever bushings may be bad. Aftermarket levers can also cause problems.
Remember, you also have a switch on the rear brake pedal. If you had the brake recall done, the mechanic may not have the rear switches adjusted properly. Next time it happens, pull up on the rear pedal with your toe, if the cruise sets, the switches may need adjusted.
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Thanks. I'll try that rear pedal lift and get back to you after the weekend. Thanks also for the comment on the brake recall. I never got that and will look into it.
Gunter
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My first thought was to disassemble the switch and get down deep. I know that dust and corrosion can be firmly attached to the moving parts and prevent adequate contact to make the switch work.
My cruise control works but has a definite delay when re-engaging at highway speeds. This causes a drop in road speed and a bit of a lurch. No big deal but a little annoying!
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Wingrider73 wrote: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:47 pm My first thought was to disassemble the switch and get down deep. I know that dust and corrosion can be firmly attached to the moving parts and prevent adequate contact to make the switch work.
My cruise control works but has a definite delay when re-engaging at highway speeds. This causes a drop in road speed and a bit of a lurch. No big deal but a little annoying!
That has nothing to do with the switch. The delay can be cured by adjusting the cruise cable. The adjustment is down by the ignition switch. there are a lot of links to the procedure.


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