How To Install Cruise Control On An ’08 Harley Street Glide

Learning how to installing cruise control on a 2008 Harley street glide enables you to run at constant speeds uphill or downhill, which is perfect for touring. Since the street glide holds more fuel compared to other models, it allows you to go on longer rides and the cruise control is the best control to enjoy it. The cruise control kit and other tools can be purchased at your 2008 Harley Street Glide dealer or motorbike shops. You can also call the phone number that is on the 2008 Harley Street Guide to get parts.

 You will need:

  • Cruise control kit
  • 5/32 inch (4 mm thick) cardboard
  • Pliers/cable cutter
  • Screwdrivers
  • Torque wrench
  • Electric tape
  1. Remove the main fuse and the outer fairing. It’s okay not to remove the main fuse if you don’t have the optional siren installed. Remove the right side handlebar socket pin housing connection from the black six way main harness inside the fairing. In using these steps, you might want to also consult a 2008 Harley Street Glide if you be come stumped. 

  2. Insert the piece of cardboard in between the brake lever and the brake lever bracket to protect the stop light switch. Otherwise, the front stoplight switch’s rubber boot and plunger will be damaged.

  3. Loosen the break hand assembly. Afterwards, remove the right side upper and lower switch housing sub assemblies from the handlebar. Adjust the tension screw to remove the friction shoe from throttle control grip.

  4. Install the new right side handle bar switch housing assembly from the cruise control kit. Reassemble the break hand lever to the handlebar.

  5. Route the right side switch harness following the same path of the original harness. Reconnect the pin housing inside the fairing.

  6. Secure the harness by using the original retainers. You may also use the new retainers provided by the kit.

  7. Separate the two fairing cap switch connector and remove them from the 2008 Harley Street Glide. Release the switch wires from the flexible clamp then using the cable cutter or pliers cut the cable straps carefully to release the bundled wires.

  8. Unscrew the right side switch bracket from the fairing cap. Gently move the bracket latches outward to remove the hole plug which will be discarded.

  9. Install the cruise control switch in the bracket of your 2008 Harley Street Glide. Insert the switch into the bracket properly into position. Attach the switch tabs to the latches’ slots. Lock the switch into place by bending the tabs upward.

  10. Connect the cruise control switch wires into twelve way socket housing. The orange or violet wire connects to the fourth cavity, the red or green wire connects to the fifth cavity, while the black or green terminal wire connects to the twelfth cavity. If the Harley street glide is equipped with a speaker switch, ground wire the black or green without terminal wire is connected to this. If not tape, the wire and secure the other wires properly using the electrical tape.

  11. Reassemble the fairing cap. Screw the switch bracket to the fairing cap then secure the wirings with the new straps from the kit and with the flexible clamp. Ensure that the grommets on the fairing cap are correctly positioned. Attach the twelve way socket housing to the pin housing which is on the motorbike’s harness.

  12. Reinstall the fairing cap. Place it over the ignition switch housing ensuring the grommets captures the handlebar and clutch cables fully. Torque the two screws with washers then assemble the ignition switch. Reinstall the main fuse and the outer fairing.

  13. Test drive the Harley. Ensure that all lights are working and the handlebar can be steered left to right without stretching or disconnecting the cables or wires are to code according your 2008 Harley Street Glide.

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