Harley Cruise Control

Question Harley cruise control not working. Evo and Twin Cam

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Answer Make sure your throttle is correctly adjusted. Inspect your cruise cable. Be sure it is correctly routed & not bound or damaged. Confirm the cable is connected. Confirm that your speedo is functioning correctly. Check your speed sensor.

Here is some cruise control diagnostic: Cruise Control Initialization, Diagnostics and Codes: If you were doing a throttle cable adjustment it is possible that you may need to do an initialization . Here is the scoop from the service manual: The engine should be at normal operating temperature and throttle and idle cables should be correctly adjusted.
To set the correct cable lash proceed as follows:
1. Push the Cruise Switch on the right handlebar to RESUME and hold it.
2. Turn the Cruise ON/OFF switch to ON.
3. Turn the Ignition switch to IGNITION.
4. Start the engine. The green Cruise Enabled/Engaged lamp in the speedometer will illuminate. Wait 3 Seconds for the lamp to go off.
5. Release the Cruise Switch from the RESUME position
6. Push the Cruise switch to RESUME and hold. Cruise will pull in cable until change in RPM is detected. The number of motor steps required to rev the engine is stored in memory.
7. After engine revs and Cruise Enabled/Engaged lamp is extginguished release the Cruise Switch from the RESUME position.
8. Turn the ignition switch to off.

Some possible causes for improper operation are:

If the cruise engaged lamp does not illuminate at all, check for one or more of the following conditions:

a. SET/RESUME switch faulty or not wired correctly.
b. Broken or pinched wire to SET switch or cruise module.
c. Cruise engaged lamp burned out or miswired. Lamp is turned on by module supplied ground.
d. Main 10-place connector not plugged into cruise module.
e. Faulty cruise main switch and associated wiring.
f. No module ground at Terminal E of 10-place module connector.
g. Brake light on constantly.
h. Throttle cables too tight.**
i. Bad cruise control fuse.





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46 Responses to “Harley Cruise Control”
  1. Denny Johnson
    Denny Johnson

    Also check the switch on the return cable that wires a connected to switch terminals and switch continuity

    Reply
  2. Richard Hasson
    Richard Hasson

    Module unit cracked since new and fills with rain water. So this is or should have been a factory problem as I bought it new and was last at the Dealership problem mine now cruise still don’t work.

    Reply
  3. John
    John

    2008 Harley Road King Classic, Engine light went on and wont set speed on right control, Cruise light comes on but cant set speed.

    Reply
    • John
      John

      Its a wireless throttle, cruise stopped working last night. I get the orange light to show its on but cant set the speed.

      Reply
    • Billy
      Billy

      I have a 2015 street glide
      My cruise control not working
      The Amber light comes on but it will not set.
      Both front and rear brake lights work find.
      What other checks can I do to dia

      Reply
  4. Ross
    Ross

    My 2007 Ultra cruise control quit working, can’t get green light to come on and set. Any ideas?

    Reply
    • Customer Service Techs
      Customer Service Techs

      Cruise Control Initialization, Diagnostics and Codes
      If you were doing a throttle cable adjustment it is possible that you may need to do an initialization . Here is info from a service manual:
      The engine should be at normal operating temperature and throttle and idle cables should be correctly adjusted. To set the correct cable lash proceed as follows:
      1. Push the Cruise Switch on the right handlebar to RESUME and hold it.
      2. Turn the Cruise ON/OFF switch to ON.
      3. Turn the Ignition switch to IGNITION.
      4. Start the engine. The green Cruise Enabled/Engaged lamp in the speedometer will illuminate.
      Wait 3 Seconds for the lamp to go off.
      5. Release the Cruise Switch from the RESUME position
      6. Push the Cruise switch to RESUME and hold. Cruise will pull in cable until change in RPM is detected. The number of motor steps required to rev the engine is stored in memory.
      7. After engine revs and Cruise Enabled/Engaged lamp is extginguished release the Cruise Switch from the RESUME position.
      8 Turn the ignition switch to off.

      Some possible causes for improper operation are

      If the cruise engaged lamp does not illuminate at all, check for one or more of the following conditions:

      a. SET/RESUME switch faulty or not wired correctly.
      b. Broken or pinched wire to SET switch or cruise module.
      c. Cruise engaged lamp burned out or miswired. Lamp is turned on by module supplied ground.
      d. Main 10-place connector not plugged into cruise module.
      e. Faulty cruise main switch and associated wiring.
      f. No module ground at Terminal E of 10-place module connector.
      g. Brake light on constantly.
      h. Throttle cables too tight.**
      i. Bad cruise control fuse.

      Reply
  5. Mike
    Mike

    2007 ultra cruise problems! Riding along cruise kicks off set cruise again it runs for 15/22 kicks off again it did that a few times now it does nothing no greenlight at all fuses good !

    Reply
  6. Denis Quesnelle
    Denis Quesnelle

    I have a 2001 fltrse12 , and the cruise quit working.The cruise switch light comes on,and when i set the cruise,the green c is lit up,but no cruise.so what u all think it is before i start replacing parts. Thx..

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi, Denis. Here is some cruise control diagnostic: Cruise Control Initialization, Diagnostics and Codes: If you were doing a throttle cable adjustment it is possible that you may need to do an initialization . Here is the scoop from the service manual: The engine should be at normal operating temperature and throttle and idle cables should be correctly adjusted. To set the correct cable lash proceed as follows:
      1. Push the Cruise Switch on the right handlebar to RESUME and hold it.
      2. Turn the Cruise ON/OFF switch to ON.
      3. Turn the Ignition switch to IGNITION.
      4. Start the engine. The green Cruise Enabled/Engaged lamp in the speedometer will illuminate.
      Wait 3 Seconds for the lamp to go off.
      5. Release the Cruise Switch from the RESUME position
      6. Push the Cruise switch to RESUME and hold. Cruise will pull in cable until change in RPM is detected. The number of motor steps required to rev the engine is stored in memory.
      7. After engine revs and Cruise Enabled/Engaged lamp is extginguished release the Cruise Switch from the RESUME position.
      8 Turn the ignition switch to off.

      Some possible causes for improper operation are

      If the cruise engaged lamp does not illuminate at all, check for one or more of the following conditions:

      a. SET/RESUME switch faulty or not wired correctly.
      b. Broken or pinched wire to SET switch or cruise module.
      c. Cruise engaged lamp burned out or miswired. Lamp is turned on by module supplied ground.
      d. Main 10-place connector not plugged into cruise module.
      e. Faulty cruise main switch and associated wiring.
      f. No module ground at Terminal E of 10-place module connector.
      g. Brake light on constantly.
      h. Throttle cables too tight.**
      i. Bad cruise control fuse.
      http://www.fixmyhog.com/posts/harley-tips/

      Reply
  7. Edward
    Edward

    14 triglide front brake won’t release the cruse control, on off button and rear bake release it fine.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi, Edward. Make sure your front brake switch is working and check for any possible diagnostic trouble codes.

      Reply
  8. Ken McDonald
    Ken McDonald

    2006 ultra when I
    Set the cruise control it works then disengages as I am riding. Green cruise control light stays lite.

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi, Ken. We would suggest, 1st, checking for trouble codes.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/troubleshoot-with-harley-error-codes-008010/

      You can also enable the cruise diagnostic mode. See if anything turns up:

      RUN switch off, ignition switch at IGNITION.

      1- Hold the SET/RESUME switch at SET while turning the RUN switch on.

      The green cruise lamp illuminates and
      remains on as long as the cruise
      SET/RESUME switch is held in the
      SET position.

      If the green cruise lamp remains illumin-
      ated after the switch is released then
      one of the switches or related wiring is
      open or shorted.

      2- Push the SET/RESUME switch to
      RES(UME) and hold in this position.

      The green cruise lamp illuminates and
      remains on as long as the
      SET/RESUME switch is held in the
      RES(UME) position.

      If the green cruise lamp does not illu-
      minate at all, check for one or more of
      the following conditions:
      • RES(UME) switch not wired cor-
      rectly.
      • Open or shorted wire to
      RES(UME) switch.

      3- Turn the throttle grip tightly closed to
      check the throttle roll-off command.

      The green cruise lamp illuminates
      when the grip is closed (roll-off posi-
      tion), and extinguishes when the
      throttle grip returns to its free position.

      4- Apply the front brake lever.

      The green cruise lamp will illuminate
      and remain on until the brake lever is
      released.

      If the green cruise lamp does not illu-
      minate, check for one or more of the
      following conditions:
      • Front brake switch not wired cor-
      rectly.
      • Open or shorted wire to front
      brake switch.
      • Front brake switch not working properly.

      5- Apply rear brake pedal.

      The green cruise lamp illuminates and
      remains on until the brake lever is released.
      If the green cruise lamp does not illu-
      minate, check for one or more of the
      following conditions:
      • Rear brake switch not wired cor-
      rectly.
      • Inoperative or pinched wire to rear
      brake switch.
      • Rear brake switch not working properly

      6- Apply the clutch lever

      The green cruise lamp will illuminate
      and remain on until the clutch lever is
      released.

      If the green cruise lamp does not illu-
      minate, check for one or more of the
      following conditions:
      • Clutch switch not wired correctly.
      • Open or shorted wire to clutch
      switch.
      • Clutch switch not working properly.

      Reply
  9. richard caltagirone
    richard caltagirone

    had throtle cables adjusted broke little tab off the brake switch is this the problem

    Reply
  10. Charles
    Charles

    I have a 2016 Street Glide Special newly installed `2″ chiseled handlebars. Cruise control indicator light comes on but cruise will not engage. Is their need for a reset of any kind?

    Reply
  11. Navy Vet
    Navy Vet

    I have a 02 Road King Classic I bought 5 years ago. During that time the cruise control never worked. Fixing it was on my bucket list, but I never had much interest simce I figured it was a bad module and they’re hard to find. After replacing a broken pair of handlebars, and checking if all the wiring was good, my interest in fixing the cruise control was renewed. My first check was the rollout switch. I disconnect one lead and followed the instructions given by Customer Service Techs. All seemed good. I took the bike out for a spin and it works! I’ll replace the cable a little later. Thanks for your help. It took me 5 minutes to find the problem and a whole lot of time and money finding a module. Maybe I’ll buy a new cable.then again, maybe the rollout switch isn’t all that important.

    Reply
  12. Tito Boogie
    Tito Boogie

    I have a 2008 Street Glide, the brake light stays on and the cruise control wont set. I bought it used from a dealer, and dont know much history of the bike. Could you tell me some of the common issues and possible fixes? Thanks in advance

    Reply
  13. Neo
    Neo

    My cruise control stopped working on my 2010 FLHTCU, brought it to dealer, they replaced the switch, now it sets but intermittently cuts out. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated? Thanks.

    Reply
  14. Sean
    Sean

    I have a 2007 ultra classic and I can’t get my green light to come on or set! I can’t even pull the codes up on it any ideas thanks

    Reply
  15. Bob Anderson
    Bob Anderson

    2001 ultra classic fuel injected. the cruise stopped working and when I try to initialize it following the steps you listed the cruise light comes on and flickers but never goes out so that I can finish the process. What should I look for now ?

    Reply
  16. Stevo
    Stevo

    What does it mean when the cruise control light stays amber at all times when you turn the cruise control on, on a 2007 Ultra Classic

    Reply
  17. Mark
    Mark

    2000 road king just bought not sure how to set and use cruise, I get green light and it blinks 1, 1, 3, what does this mean Thanks

    Reply
  18. Stevan Byrd
    Stevan Byrd

    I have a 2013 Roadking. The cruise indicator light stays on all the time (yes with the switch in the off position) the cruise functions normally just the light stays on.

    Reply
  19. Ken
    Ken

    Ok, cruise will work for first 5-10 minutes, then not at all and no green light on dash, just orange that shows that cruise is engaged. Also in that same 5-10 minutes brake lights work as normal then they just stay on. What to do? Thanks, waiting for a response. KD

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  20. ondrej scheuch
    ondrej scheuch

    My 1995 Ultra cruise stopped working.(70956-93A) After complete diagnostic the result was failure of printed board in cruise. Nobody sell this part only the whole expensive cruise box. So I bought the new part. After few years I am facing the same problem. Failure of electronic printed board. Anybody knows where to get parts for this printed board? I am tired of buying the whole thing again and again.

    Reply
  21. Willy
    Willy

    Hello, I have a 2016 Fatboy lo and my cruise control stopped working all together, the light in the speedometer doesn’t light up. Any suggestions?
    Thank you

    Reply
  22. Juan
    Juan

    cruise control increased speed on its own, and now I can’t set desired speed. cruise control won’t set.

    Reply
  23. Dannette
    Dannette

    we have a 2011 HD Touring Ultra Limited FLHTK. Riding along our cruise disengages & radio goes out too. Husband flips off ignition switch & turns back on (reset) then both will work again. What could be the issues causing these problems. ps we had our radio replaced aprox. 6 months ago for not working properly. Please help if possible. Thank You!

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  24. Larry Mock
    Larry Mock

    I do the cruise initialization test and that seems to work fine,but when I turn cruise on nothing happens no green light comes on and doesn’t set.Any ideas I have checked fuse and its good

    Reply
  25. Longpockets
    Longpockets

    I did everything you said all 8 steps and it is still going Full throttle when trying to set cruise

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

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  26. James long
    James long

    I did all the steps to set the cable lash and it is still going full throttle when I set the cruise control at a speed

    Reply
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      We’d love to help with this!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

      Please follow the steps below to receive the annual membership at the introductory rate:

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      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-231-0653 at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

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