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Old 03-16-2004, 00:03   #1 (permalink)
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ah the joys of electronics.....

my cruise control is playing up with some odd symtoms.. if I hit "on" then "set" it sets and works ok However if I hit "off" to shut the system down it does nothing. If I hold the "off" button down it makes the car accelerate! the wiring is good and I have swapped switches with another car to no avail??? any ideas????
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Mate, the contacts on the bottons are carbon, they may need a clean.
To do this you can use a sheet of paper, slide it under the button, press down lightly on the button, and pull out the paper at the same tims.
I did this twice on each botton and it fixed the problem.
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BOON250, i have the same problem now and then. it tends to do it when its been on for awhile. a bit strange. a few years ago if i reset the speed 3 times, it would turn off the cruise. had to get a new on/off button, and it was sweet.
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Mate, the contacts on the bottons are carbon, they may need a clean.
To do this you can use a sheet of paper, slide it under the button, press down lightly on the button, and pull out the paper at the same tims.
I did this twice on each botton and it fixed the problem.
see how it goes.
Thanks Ill try that!!!!! Its not possible to buy a new switch here Ford made them obsolete in 2001.
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i asked ford a few months ago, and they are $90. if u still want me to get you one, and send it over let me know
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i asked ford a few months ago, and they are $90. if u still want me to get you one, and send it over let me know
Thanks for that offer mate.!! Ill try to fix it first otherwise I'll let ya know about getting one
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$90, Bay ford where selling the complete wheels for $60, with cruise buttons.
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