a theory on cruise control
was having a think today why the cruise in the ZL was working for 2 days then stopped after i ran over a pothole. my theory doesnt exactly relate around the pothole but brings up quiet a good point which i will need a few answers about.
when cruise control is activated it can be disengaged by pressing the brakes. now if you had brake(s) that were sticking then the system would think you are pressing the brakes and not allow it to work. would this be correct? i noticed today that when i was coming down the driveway i was getting brake squeal BUT i wasnt on the brakes which made me think of this.
this theory may be all well but im lacking some facts about the cruise system, specifically how does the system know that you have pressed the brakes? is there a sensor in the brake calipers (front and/or back)or somewhere along the brake line? or is there a switch behind the brake pedal that when pushed it knows to shut it off. i found 2 switches behind the pedal but i believe they are both for the brake lights as there are 4 globes for the lights (1 switch= 2 globes) and only 1 switch in the van for 2 globes.
if the sensors are in the calipers (or the brake area) would i be right in assuming that if there is sticking brake(s) that it would think i am braking and not allow it to work?
any input into this would be appreciated.
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