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I have had several of the control switches on my 06 1800 stick. The push button for the cruise control sticks in the on position. My push buttons for the fog lights and the hazard lights also stick in the on position. Anyone know of a lubricant or any other secrets to keep these from hanging up? The bike only has 17,000 miles on it so they shouldn't be worn out. It has been cold here lately and they may get better in warm weather. I didn't get the bike until November of this past year so I don't know if they hung up in warmer weather or not.

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You need to spray around the edges of the switches with electrical contact cleaner while operating the switch several times. They are gummed up with old grease and dust or dirt. It is a common problem on 1500 and 1800s. Here are some threads on the subject.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...80-gl1800-switch-clusters-sticky-buttons.html

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...22-gl1800-hazard-driving-lights-switches.html

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/381709-gl1800-sticky-switches.html
 

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I just want to re-enforce using Electrical Contact cleaner. You can buy a large can at Home Depot in the Electrical section. Some will say spray silicone or God forbid WD-40 in there. Anything else will attract more dirt and grime so use only Electrical cleaner.

Once you get them clean cycle them often to keep them working. The biggest problem with those switches, like cruise on, 4 way flasher etc is that they aren't used enough.
 
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