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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Cruise control won't turn on :( It was working fine and now not at all!

I think it's just the ON/OFF button which has broken... Anyone else encountered this or got suggestions?

In trying to fix it I discovered the weird bug where pressing the ON and OFF buttons together makes the horn go off!!
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:53 am 
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mine stopped when a brakelight globe went out. replaced globe and it fixed the cruise.
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:53 am 
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lol! righto! Better check that first!
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:47 am 
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my cruise control stopped working due to a brake cyl leak into the brake cruise switch thingie bob maybe that might have gone but cant explain why ur horn goes off

i guess this info is better then none worth checking i think

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:42 pm 
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TickFordEFXR6 wrote:
my cruise control stopped working due to a brake cyl leak into the brake cruise switch thingie bob maybe that might have gone but cant explain why ur horn goes off

i guess this info is better then none worth checking i think

cheers


And where is this "brake cruise switch thingie" you speak of???
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:54 pm 
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brake master cyl

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:35 pm 
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Are your brake lts working??
Check the Brake lts fuse.
Take the cover off the LH cruise switch assy by carefully levering off with instrument screwdrivers.
Short out the legs of each button switch, and see if they work - more than likely a push button has failed, they can be replaced by another button from a broken switch assy, left or right.
If the horns work, then you're getting 12v through the clockspring wiring - only need to check the other 2 lines if the switch buttons are okay.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:25 pm 
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brake light fuse was blown.

Replaced it with another 15A and it blew as soon as I put a brick on the brake pedal.

Replaced it with a 20A and once again... blew as soon as the brake pedal was depressed.

Ideas? Blown globe?
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:43 pm 
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No, a blown globe just leaves an open circuit, blown fuse = short circuit. Need to look for worn insulation on wiring where they rub on the body. Possibly a short inside the brake light switch.
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:22 pm 
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TickFordEFXR6 wrote:
my cruise control stopped working due to a brake cyl leak into the brake cruise switch thingie bob maybe that might have gone but cant explain why ur horn goes off

i guess this info is better then none worth checking i think

cheers


And where is this "brake cruise switch thingie" you speak of???



its on the brake master cyl 3rd port has a 2core wire going to it with a plug

sounds like the problem is else where but anyway

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Most likely around the globe area - check park light operation. Might have single filament globes fitted.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:13 pm 
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Thanks to Simon L who found the problem I never would've!

I used to have a spoiler with a brake light... When I took the spoiler off I cut the wires to the brake line and (thought) I taped them up seperately. Obviously I didn't as they were shorting out!

Re-taped and re-fused and problem solvered!
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