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Old 03-07-2006, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so if i put my cruise control on it will work for about a min then it like just startsslowing down i realize it when im at like fifty and everyone is looking at me as they fly by on the highway. whats up with this. anything i can do before i got to tampa.
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the cruise module is the funny looking thing behind the driver's side headlight. I'd start there.
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how will i know if something is wrong...just by the way it looks?
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do only auto cars have cruise control? i guess he means if any wires etc are disconnected!?
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ok ill check that tomorrow. and does anyone else have any other suggestions
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ive got the exact same problem in my 98 328i any help please?
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hey have u figured out whats wrong? i haave made sure the wires are in right but no results
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you never touch the gas or brake pedal by accident right? just asking, I havent used the cruise control on my car before.
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Either the brake or clutch pedals will deactivate the cruise control. Pushing the lever up or down will also yield the same result. To activate, push the lever forward while traversing at the desired speed.

If you are doing everything right, I really don't know what could go wrong. Maybe the cruise control throttle cable is lose or something.
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Bad cruise control module? Don't have a clue how to test it.
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Cruise control available on autos and manual.

I'd check the switches on brake pedals as well as clutch if you have one.

"As you know, the cruise control goes off whenever you touch the clutch (if
you have manual transmission) or brake pedals. There is a switch on each
for that purpose, so if out of adjustment or defective, that can easily be
the cause."

Check this link below. It's not about the problem you are having but it shows you where the clutch/brake switches are.

http://www.users.fast.net/~slafredo/...clutch_pedal/#

hope this helps.

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nope dont have a clutch. and im sure im not touching gas or brake. but im already back from tampa so i wouldnt use it now. infact i porbably would have not used it anyway. but thanks for all your advice i might think about going to fix it
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It takes a lot of pressing the accelerator before the cruise goes off.
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he, got the same problem somewhat, my module makes a horrible noise and works when it wants
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mine is an automatic, i have to try it a few times b4 it works., where would the cable be so that i may check?? im sure i dont the gas or brake. thanks
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