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post #1 of 12 Old Feb 14th, 2013, 3:03 pm Thread Starter
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I recently had brake work and a new shock put on my 99 k 1200lt the cruise worked when it went in , it doesn't any pointers of how to trouble shoot or do I need to take to another mech.
Thank you for any help u might be able to give.
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Re: Cruise control

Did you address this with the mechanic who originally did the work? If not, you should, before you jump ship.

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Lol we have lots of bar ditches in Tx.
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Ummmm....I have no idea what you just said in your last post.

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I recently had brake work and a new shock put on my 99 k 1200lt the cruise worked when it went in , it doesn't any pointers of how to trouble shoot or do I need to take to another mech.
Thank you for any help u might be able to give.
Near top of home page, click on Technical - then click on Hall of Wisdom in the drop down list. Then click on "troubleshooting" and scroll down to find "(m) Radio and Optional extras", then click on the various handles to find lotsa info on cruise control, as well as the diagnostics menu. Good luck.
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post #6 of 12 Old Feb 14th, 2013, 4:08 pm
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+1 on Dick's post. He probably disturbed throttle cables. Try opening and closing throttle full stop, especially closing several times to possibly to reset.

Then confirm with diagnostics procedure. This has worked for my LT several times in past.
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Re: Cruise control

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I recently had brake work and a new shock put on my 99 k 1200lt the cruise worked when it went in , it doesn't any pointers of how to trouble shoot or do I need to take to another mech.
Thank you for any help u might be able to give.
Cruise control will not engage if any of these switches are tripped:

1. Clutch
2. Front brake
3. Rear brake
4. It will also not engage if your speed sensor is not working

Because your cruise worked before your brakes were done, I would suspect that one of the brake switches (or both) needs to be re-adjusted.

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Re: Cruise control

Someone had told me that some of the cruise control was operated by vacuum hoses, and that pinching one of the hoses when reinstalling the Tupperware would warrant your cc non-operational . Does anyone know anything of this ?

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Re: Cruise control

If the front shock was replaced which entails taking off a lot of the tupperware, I would guess that either one or two of the cc cables did not wind up where they should be,

From what I remember. none of the cables have to moved or altered while replacing the front shock.

Unfortunately, getting at the one panel you need to remove involves removing all of the other panels that overlap it.

Removing the tupperware by hand gets tedious real fast. I bought an electric screw driver that has a device so that I can adjust how much torque will be applied. You'll discover two different length bolts, longer goes through two layers of something. The clips many of the bolts attach to move and fall off. When one panel overlaps another and you have to screw the bolts into in of those clips that goes over metal with a hole through it are a MAJOR pita for me--all need to be carefully aligned before attempting to bolt it down.

some where in the area where the seat bracket attaches near the "glove box" there is a pair of entirely different length of screw. note where they go.

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post #10 of 12 Old Feb 15th, 2013, 11:28 pm
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Troy, when I posted previously, I was assuming front shock was changed. I just went through this after installing Hyprepro springs. After checking throttle stop to stop. Use the diagnostic procedure to see what step failure occures. PM, let me know what you find.
On mine I closed throttle until I heard a clck sound, ran through diagnostic, when light failed to come on, closed throttle several time aggressivly. Light came on as specified. Started check again and all good. Worked for me.

All good posts above.

This would be something to try before taking back to mechanic.

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I recently had brake work and a new shock put on my 99 k 1200lt the cruise worked when it went in , it doesn't any pointers of how to trouble shoot or do I need to take to another mech.
Thank you for any help u might be able to give.
A good starting point is to use the built-in diagnostic procedure of the cruise-control.
A while ago I made a video tutorial and a PDF written summary:

1) The original thread when I first published the video tutorial is available here:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61130

2) See also a more recent thread where I posted an improved version of the PDF summary:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68072

Let me know how it goes...

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Re: Cruise control

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Someone had told me that some of the cruise control was operated by vacuum hoses, and that pinching one of the hoses when reinstalling the Tupperware would warrant your cc non-operational . Does anyone know anything of this ?
No vacuum lines involved. It is all electrical.

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