Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Morton, IL, USA
Intermittent Cruise-Control Problem
I have an intermittent problem with my cruise-control system on a 2005 K1200LT. The problem seemed to surface after my dealer replaced the switch for the windshield adjustment. After they did this I have noticed when the cruise control is moved to the ON position and engaged, the RED indicator light intermittently turns off. This obviously stops any cruise set point that was in progress. If I apply a very small amount of pressure using my index finger near the word ON, I can make the RED indicator turn off and on.
I have inspected the multifunction switch and associated wires. Nothing appears to be wrong. While the multifunction switch is removed from the handlebars, everything works without error.
I have also noticed that the screw that holds the multifunction switch to the handlebar seems to enter into the picture. If the screw is tightened up very well, the RED indicator lamp for cruise-control does not want to turn on at all. If it is backed off a bit the RED indicator lamp for cruise-control seems to work better.
Also, when the High Lamp switch is turned to the ON position, it sometimes will cause the cruise-control to shut down. Has anyone seen these problems? Do I have a faulty multifunction switch?