Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cruise control diagnosis
My cruise control no longer works...
It was intermittent at first, now it doesn't work at all.
I'm still covered under an extended warranty, but I'm the type that wants to know what's going on before taking it in.
So...here are my symptoms:
Turn switch on, red light is on. Try to set it, and get nothing (no "SET" light on dash).
Previously I was able to switch it off and on and get it working.
I've checked the clutch switch, and it appears to be working properly. Also, the SET light illuminates during the startup check.
Is there a procedure that anyone knows of that can pinpoint the problem? I know that the switch is the most likely culprit, but that red light has me wondering if it's the cruise module that's having trouble.
I'm going to have it repaired under warranty, but I want to be armed with info beforehand.
All other switches also appear to be operating normally (brake switches, both clutch switches, etc.) and when the cruise does work, it also disengages when rolling off the throttle.
I initially thought my clutch lever switch might be out of adjustment (or failed) because I had installed a set of Synto brake and clutch levers, and getting the switches adjusted was kinda tough. So that's the first thing I checked, but not with a meter because I didn't want to take all the plastic off...so I'm just listening for the click to make sure it's adjusted right.
If the first clutch switch is failing, what other indications would I get (if any)?
And, if the red LED is lit on the cruise switch, is it still possible for the cruise switch to be bad?
I'd like to pinpoint the issue if possible. I have a day off, and am considering opening her up to check all of the switches with a meter.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks folks...
EDIT TO ADD:
During the time I was fiddling with the new levers, my GS-911 would report a clutch switch failure. I do not currently have this fault when diagnosing. However, I think the fault only occurs if the 2nd switch is out of adjustment (lever fully pulled)...but I'm not 100% sure about this.