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I am a Newby, and just registered. Please can someone assist. I have a 1800GL 2005 Model Goldwing, and the Cruise Control Button is stuck in the ON position. I know very little of the Goldwing and am not very technical, although I can help myself around entry level technical things.



I have sprayed a Lubricant into the switch, to no avail. I am probably going to have to split the switch mechansim on the Handlebar, but I don't know what to expect (springs flying out, metal plates falling out etc, etc)



Can anyone please assist me by advising me what to do and what to expect when I spilt the swicth mechanism / if there is an easier way to release and clean the stuck switch.



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try posting your question in the tech fourm






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Welcome to the Forum cmwagner!

Spray the switch with contact cleaner. This is a typical issue with the 1800 as dust collects in the switch.

My 2002 did the very same thing and I cleaned it thoughly and it has been working fine ever since. Put the end of the straw in the crack or open area around the switch and flood it with contact cleaner and hold a cloth or towel underneath the swtich to catch the excess cleanerand continue to work the switch until it starts operating properly. If it is extremely dirty and this doesn't work after many attempts to unfree the switch, you may have to take the switch apart. The are many delicate parts of the switch including a spring that loves to pop out and hide so be very careful!

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You know if you look this up in one of the technical Forums you will find its been discussed several times. One of the things is the actual switch sit's back away from where the switch you are pushing is. So the only way to get WD40 into it is to open up the Handlebar control box nothing should fly out at that point but if you do decice to take an actual switch apart then the best recommendation I ever heard was to open the switch up inside one of those 1 Gallon plastic bags...

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It is not that hard to take the switch apart.

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