Need Help on a Nagging Cruise Control Problem Please

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Rod Stewart, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    2007 FLHRCI
    Had it to the local dealer in Florida about 1-1/2 years ago. $250 later they said they replaced the Set switch, and it also needed a new decel throttle cable because the switch in the cable was U/S. They ordered in the cable, and in the meantime the cruise worked for about a week or so, then quit aqain. Then we were moving so I just picked up the new decal cable from the dealer; it has not been installed.
    Fast forward to now in Arizona: I used the diagnostics in the self help section to see if I could land on the issue, but the cruise enabled lamp won't do the flash 3 times bit, though it does light up orange OK. It's like the set switch is shot again, but I am not sure how this is possible.
    Anyone any ideas? I am thinking to trace the connections to the main module 10 pin plug, and see if the set switch actuates. I have the manual and the wiring diags.
    Another question: how hard is it to change out the decel cable myself? The nearest dealer here is 50 miles away and I frankly don't trust them.
    Rod
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I had an intermittent issue with mine last year. Sometimes it would set but most of the time it would not.
    I ended up buying a used cruise control module off ebay, problem solved.
     
  3. Breeze3at

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    Although I have not worked on cruise controls personally, I know of several people of moderate mech. skill that have installed them on '07's and said it was not difficult. Having a service manual will make things a lot easier. Are you positive that neither brake switch is activated, and keeping the cruise from enabling?
    ADD: I just read the '07 C.C. diagnostics and saw nothing about the c.c. light flashing 3 times when enabled, it just illuminates orange. What you refer to as "decel cable" is the ribbon cable? or roll off switch just in front of fuel tank,right side?
     
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  4. Rod Stewart

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    Thanks for your help. I am pretty sure the brake switches are not on, but I'll re-check that.
    I was referring to the generic procedure listed in the forum self help section, as follows:
    "Engine OFF, cruise switch OFF
    Push cruise set/resume switch to SET and HOLD it there while switching to IGNITION (do NOT start engine)
    RELEASE the set/resume switch and watch the cruise enabled lamp....it will flash out 3 digits encoded as a series of pulses in the following pattern >>> the first digit is string of 1/4 second flashes, .............."

    I get no flashes at all, nothing from the cruise enabled lamp.
    Maybe the '07 procedure is different, I will check it.
    The roll off cable and switch is what I was referring to. The switch on mine is U/S, but the tech at the previous dealer indicated that the CC would function without it. And it did, for about a week, then nothing.
     
  5. Rod Stewart

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    OK just had a look at my service manual, and cannot find the CC diagnostic procedure anywhere. There must be a specific diagnostic manual where it is detailed I guess.
    Breeze3at; can you link me to the '07 CC diagnostic procedure you checked please?
    Thanks,
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I didn't mention the cc diagnostics were in the Electrical Service manual. I'll try and attach it here. Sorry, "file too large" error.
    I'll try to find a work a round.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    If you have a mail account that will accept a 63KB attachment, I can send it to you. It is in "word" doc., all charts and photos are gone, but it's got the information. PM me an address.
     
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  8. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Rod,
    Mine acted the same way you explained in your thread. I tested for power at the plug that plugs into the module and it tested good. My issue was a bad module, replaced it with a used one off ebay and the problem was solved.
    After installing the new module I used the procedure you mentioned in post #4 and everything checked out fine.
    Mine is a 05 but I believe the procedure will be the same for a 07.
     
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  9. Rod Stewart

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    Appreciate the kind offer Pete!
    I couldn't see your email addy in your profile, but mine is rodstewart@shaw.ca
    Thanks!
     
  10. Rod Stewart

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    Thanks Jeff; I saw your earlier post indicating you replaced the module. That may very well be where I wind up, but I just want to exhaust all the simpler possibilities before I make that jump.;)
    Thanks!