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wander1249
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cruise Control button sticks

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I have a 2003 GL1800 Goldwing and the button for the cruise control sticks. It take a while trying to get the button to turn off the cruise control. I have tried cleaner and lubricant with no success


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Conventional wisdom around here is to just leave it on and be done with it.
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Rambozo wrote: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:35 pm Conventional wisdom around here is to just leave it on and be done with it.
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The early 1800 switches are starting to do the same thing as the 1500 switches as far as sticking. To do it right, you will need to take the switch apart and clean out the old dialectic grease and put new in. With age and dirt, the grease gets sticky. There is a small wire in the switch that locks in place when you push the switch in. Push it again, and it unlocks. The sticky grease stops this from happening.

I cleaned all my locking switches this way on my 88 nine years ago. They are still smooth as glass when using them. Same with the turn signal switch.

Spraying with electrical contact cleaner is a short term fix. It will just start sticking again. Or, as stated, just turn it on and leave it.
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wander1249 wrote: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:34 pm I have a 2003 GL1800 Goldwing and the button for the cruise control sticks. It take a while trying to get the button to turn off the cruise control. I have tried cleaner and lubricant with no success
The best fix os to replace the entire kill switch assembly.
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turn it on and leave it on, no reason to turn it off.


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