Cruise Control won't engage
Hello forum. I have a question about the cruise control on a 2000 Ford Taurus station wagon (American, automatic transmission, adjustable pedals). When I try to engage the cruise control (by pressing SET), the dashboard CRUISE light flashes on then immediately off, and it doesn't engage.
I recently had a problem with the brake lights staying on, so I replaced the brake light on/off (BOO) switch (on top of the pedal), and that took care of the brake light problem, but it didn't fix the cruise control. I thought it would fix it, so it must be something else that's wrong.
Does anyone have any ideas where to look? I checked the cables at the throttle and they're both on tight. One of the throttle cables runs back to a unit mounted near the firewall on the driver's side, which I guess is the cruise control actuator, but I'm not sure.
The problem seems to be electronic -- something is causing the cruise control to cut out immediately after setting, and it's not the brake, so what is it?
I live in New York City and almost never use the cruise control, so it isn't a big deal, but if I can fix it easily, I will.