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Offline Zebo

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Audiovox problems
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:53:38 am »
I've been through the archives, and it's a Kawi mechanic checking it out:

--wiring/voltage is all OK (was wishing it was the purple wire/brake light problem, but it's not)
--he hasn't checked on the vacuum itself, but all looks good

His take is that it's the servo that's shot, and no, he hasn't dug into the guts of it, but I believe the circuit board is OK

Any other hunches? Leads on where I could find a servo? (Murph said he's ordered "servo-only" but won't have them until the fall)

I have a Throttlemeister, but already missing my CC!

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Re: Audiovox problems
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 02:28:41 pm »
Did you state what problem you're having?
Did I miss something?

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Re: Audiovox problems
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 04:14:06 pm »
There have been issues where a servo has failed but they are extremenly rare, maybe only one that I know of.

In almost every case that I have seen (and there have been many) it is in the wiring. Here is a simple test: Take the purple wire and secure it to ground and take it for a road test. Be aware that the cruise control will NOT disenage with brake application so only do this in a safe situation.

If it still does not engage, go back over every single connection and be certain of it's integrity. Take nothing for granted, be certain of every wire, every connection. If it still does not engage after this effort, there may indeed be a servo issue.

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Re: Audiovox problems
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 04:18:52 pm »
Dan I know of at least two that the servo failed.  Mine and another guy that found that one of three electric valve that turns on and off the vacuum to the unit was frozen on his.   I have yet to pull mine apart to see if I have the same problem  but I know my wiring is good.
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Re: Audiovox problems
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 04:59:45 pm »
Tammy installed this years ago (wish I could find her), and a Kawi mechanic is looking at it now.

The cruise control will just not engage when I hit "Set." The switch is backlit as it should be, and the mechanic has said all the wiring is good (no problem with excess voltage at brake light/purple wire while brake is not engaged). In his wording the vacuum/throttle actuator is just not working--by which I asked if he meant the servo, and he said yes (sorry, I'm not clear on the workings....clearly!).

From what I've gotten from the archives, I guess I'll ask him if he's check inside the servo--where the LED flash when 'Set" is pressed, right?

Any more specific instructions I could give him for trying to diagnose this would be most appreciated

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Re: Audiovox problems
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 05:15:15 pm »
Before your mechanic does anything inside the servo do the purple wire to ground test. Take the purple wire off the connection to the brake light switch circuit and hard ground it. Test it, then if it does not engage move to the servo.

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