Intermittent cruise on light


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1goldwingnut
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Intermittent cruise on light

Post by 1goldwingnut » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:42 pm



I bought a 95 aspy this summer. A lot of cleaning later I am finally riding it. Thanks to this forum most questions have been answered. I have one i cant find though. Cruise works all the time but the cruise on light doesn't most of the time. When it does work i can turn the switch off and on several times no problem. After a short time it doesn't work again. Can anyone tell me where the wire runs exactly from the plug under the seat to the handle bar switch and the dash. I only see cutting apart the wraps over the wires to follow them. Thanks



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Re: Intermittent cruise on light

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 am

If it doesn't light for a few seconds when you first turn the key on check the bulb and socket for corrosion. If it does light for the bulb test there are a few connectors involved, a blue/orange wire, C33 (black 22 pin under the seat) C66 (white 14 pin on the instrument panel) & C72 (13 pin black under the right fairing pocket) & of course the connector on the cruise unit itself. Don't be cutting into the harness except as a last resort if a wire doesn't show continuity between any of those connectors.

1goldwingnut
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Re: Intermittent cruise on light

Post by 1goldwingnut » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:42 am

When it works it will come on a few seconds when i turn on the key. The location of those plugs is what i wanted. I can follow a schematic but finding those parts on a bike is a different story. Now I have a place to start when i have some extra time. Thanks.

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Re: Intermittent cruise on light

Post by 1goldwingnut » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:07 am

So if i read the schematic right . On C33 under the seat . When i first turn the key on I should get a 12 v reading from the cruise unit and continuity to ground on the side towards the front of the bike with the plug apart. Correct? Then work my way towards the problem.

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Re: Intermittent cruise on light

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 am

1goldwingnut wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:07 am
So if i read the schematic right . On C33 under the seat . When i first turn the key on I should get a 12 v reading from the cruise unit and continuity to ground on the side towards the front of the bike with the plug apart. Correct? Then work my way towards the problem.
No, if on the bl/o wire you would get 0 volts when you turn the key on but some voltage through the bulb when the light goes off. If you ground that wire it should make the light come on.

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Re: Intermittent cruise on light

Post by 1goldwingnut » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:58 am

Thanks again I'll try it when I get some spare time.

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Re: Intermittent cruise on light

Post by 1goldwingnut » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:10 pm

OK . I usually go for breakfast on the wing on Sunday morning while everyone else is still sleeping. He he. Today we have slushy snow building up so that's out. Out in the garage testing bl/o wire. 1.6v under seat. 1.6v under fairing pocket. Bump dash with my fist (never punch ) and the light comes on. Looks like i will have to remove the dash someday and clean the bulb and socket. Thanks for your guidance. The bike was sitting in a barn for four years then outside under a small roof for two more years. Corrosion and gummed up cables carbs and gas tank are par for the course. It does run beautiful now though. Just a few small wiring gremlins left to chase out. Maybe a gremlin bell would help ??? :roll:



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