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post #1 of 5 Old 04-25-2014, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Rostra cc questions

Ok guys I'm getting ready to install a cc on my glee... I've been reading multiple posts on the subject. One thing I am confused about is the relays. Are they needed or not? It seems that some people use them and some do not...
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-25-2014, 10:42 AM
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Unless you replace the tail lights with LEDs or add some kind of rear light electronic module that prevents the Rostra brake light wire from finding ground through the brake light bulb filament, a brake relay is not needed. I see no reason for a clutch relay.



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I just posted about my install of the same unit on my Glee. Last page of the Rostra cruise control link greywolf posted above. Hope it helps.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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I know this is not a BMW forum for were also installing that's on my buddies f700 GS. Having issues with the cruise control engaging. We put it into diagnostic mode and it's not receiving a signal from the VSS off the rear wheel we have used the resistor recommended does anybody have any ideas we've been very frustrated.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-27-2014, 06:19 AM
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+1 no need for brake relay and definitely Clutch relay - when i did that on the K8 ABS, i went the whole 9 yards and more- Got the engaged signal to work and all.....

All the extra relays and the extra kill switch added unnecessary complexity and messiness to my install....

Clutch Relay: Straight away there was an issue of engine cutting out on coming to a stop at traffic light in some certain situations. It was the same issue people encountered when trying to by-pass side-stand switch - problem solved when i reluctantly < > disconnect the relay - test the CC response without clutch relay by pulling in the clutch - cc disengaged straight away, like it should... now why did i bother with that damn relay!

------------- there is a thread somewhere about simplified wiring - that was all it was needed.... follow that but check the wiring colour with current glee and the electric part would be a breeze.

I have no intention to install the cc on glee as i no longer to a lot of long distance hi-way travel.

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