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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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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 mechanism 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 switch mechanism / if there is an easier way to release and clean the stuck switch.

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That is a well known problem. The switch is easy to open up and no real surprises. Look up under the handlebar switch housing and you will see the screws holding the halves together. Open it up and you will have access to the Cruise switch.
Clean it up and put some electrical grease inside, and it won't stick again.

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Wow that was a fast reply, thank you so much for the info, I will do this and advise should I encounter any problems. Just one question do I have to do anything with the accelerator cables?



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Hi Colin. You should be able to manoeuvre the cables lout of the way. This article shows the housing on a GL1500 being opened up for starter button repair. The procedure for getting to your cruise button won't be a lot different.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500startbutton.htm

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My cruise button sticks at times also. The easiest way to get it to shut off is to push it in half way and release it quickly (slide your finger off the side quickly so it snaps out). You may have to do it a couple of times.

Yes it is a good idea to open it up and use cleaner and a grease-less silicone lube on the mechanical parts. Dirt and dust gets in there after awhile and stops it from working properly.

When you open it up watch for the springs to go flying. A clear gallon size plastic bag works to stop things from disappearing...put it over the switch assy as you split the housing.

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Thanks Guys, I am now a little afraid to try this myself, as Tom stated that there is nothing to worry about, but Henry advises me to place a bag over the unit to avoid loosing springs etc.



I have tried the flicking of the switch, probably 20 times to no avail. it just won't pop out, and if it does I am sure that when I press it in again it will stick again.



I would prefer to sort it out permanently, so the need to split the switch mechanism is probably the correct way to go, just a bit concerned now (as mentioned above)



Please help



Thank you everyone



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If you are careful you won't need the bag but I've found luck is usually not with me when I open switches up to clean them. I work on electronic and computerized equipment and have a tendency to loose stuff if I'm not careful or in a bit of a rush.

So I just err on the side of caution and take a few preventive measures like using a clear plastic bag.

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Thanks to all that has given me insight into what to expect when opening and repairing this switch. I am going to do this over the weekend, and hope like Hell, I don't mess up, I will use the Bag as suggested, just in case.



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Hi All - Again Thanks to every one that sent me information regarding the Cruise Control switch, sticking. I eventually opened the unit up , just enough to spray lubricating fluid into the switch, after a few clicks and much spraying and dabbing, it began to operate as normal, so far so good, it is still working.



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