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#1 (permalink) Old 05-08-2006, 08:47 PM
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cruise control stopped working

I always use my cruise control when commuting to school and work, and yesterday night it just wouldnt work. I could get it to do anything. Anyone have any idea what that could be. All the other fuctions of the car are working perfect. I have no idea what to check. I appreicate any help you guys can give me. Thanks!

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check the fuse in the fuse box... im pretty sure cruise control is on a different fuse then everythin else...
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i dont think its the fuse any other ideas.....my cruise control is my saving grace when traveling long distances....i love to go fast but i cant afford the tickets and ins. bills

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Check the Bentley for the location of the cruise module. Also search this site. There was a previous thread about a faulty brake pedal switch that kept disabling the cruise. I'm heading home now, will check later tonight if I find anything more specific.

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i changed the brake light switch like two months ago, so that shouldn't be the problem, and i also changed the cruise control fuse just in case. neither of the two worked. Do you think it is the cruise control unit. Those things are like 600.00

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I'm not saying it is but you may as well see if it is. If the unit is fine at least you'll have knocked one more potential cause off the list.
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are you saying i should change the unit. I dont think i am willing to spend $600 to fix my cruise control. Maybe a junk yard will have one or somthing.

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I'm saying identify the problem which is done through a process of elimination. Could be as simple as a loose connection to the cruise unit. Cruise units are not prone to failure but connections to the module and clutch and brake pedal switches are.
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Many cruise control problems are also related to the cruise control amplifier/module. When I read the story I suspect the cc module, but you do not have to pay $600, see link below, they repair units like these for about 50 to 70 euro (~65 to $90 ).

see Cruise control module amplifier defect? 5GA 004 397 ... or 83.601 or ... www.tempomat.speedlinq.nl
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