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    '03 K1200RS Intermittent Cruise Control

    Returning from my club's Saturday breakfast run last week the cruise control on my '03 K1200RS (39K) went intermittent needing to be reset several times. The road was smooth and level and no gusty winds; this has also happened one or two times before in the last several months. I used to think the cruise control was just to keep me out of traffic court but over the last year or so it has become more of a welcome relief for my increasingly arthritic right hand. Before I tear into the beast does anyone have any experience here and any guidance on where to begin.... or not to. The cruise control unit is expensive (but occasionally available used) so I'm hoping the problem is in the switch, but, as I said- I'm flying blind here.

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    One of the threads in the Similar Threads pane below might have some troubleshooting tips:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...Cruise-Control
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    One of the threads in the Similar Threads pane below might have some troubleshooting tips:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...Cruise-Control
    Great thread!.... if that doesn't do it I'm going back to my Schwinn.

    Mil Gracias

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    Great thread!.... if that doesn't do it I'm going back to my Schwinn.

    Mil Gracias
    Having to replace the cruise control unit is rare. Most of the time it can be fixed with an adjustment or a new micro switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    Returning from my club's Saturday breakfast run last week the cruise control on my '03 K1200RS (39K) went intermittent needing to be reset several times. The road was smooth and level and no gusty winds; this has also happened one or two times before in the last several months. I used to think the cruise control was just to keep me out of traffic court but over the last year or so it has become more of a welcome relief for my increasingly arthritic right hand. Before I tear into the beast does anyone have any experience here and any guidance on where to begin.... or not to. The cruise control unit is expensive (but occasionally available used) so I'm hoping the problem is in the switch, but, as I said- I'm flying blind here.

    Thanks,

    Viejo
    I had the same problem on my '03 GT. Any short, bad bulb or poor connection in the rear brake circuit will cause this symptom. Fixed a bad connection and the CC works fine.

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