Re: CC Deactivation Switch Fuse Rating (Recall)
If your vehicles serial(VIN)has been run by your local dealer and no recalls
are indicated, you should be safe. However, if you ask the dealer parts
department, they may or not be inclined to sell you the recall fix parts,
one because these parts are not replacement parts and as such they could
incur a libility, and two, there are so many vehicles to fix that dealers
are only given a certain allotment of these recall parts, and may want to
reserve them for people who have received recall notices. I know that you
must be concerned, and to be safe until you can be assured that there is no
problem, simply unplug the wire to the switch and tape it to the harness.
The only effect of this will be that your cruise control will not work at
all, but it will prevent any possibility of a fire. At least you can be
safe until you get the information that you need.
"Happy Traveler" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Ford has recently been installing in-line fuses in the brake pressure
> harness, under a recall. The recall affects only certain models (F150 and
> couple more). I have two vehicles with the same 'always hot' switch, but
> mine are not covered by the recall. Don't know how Ford determined that
> with an identical design, these are less fire- prone, but I am planning to
> add the in-line fuse anyway. Does anyone know if these fused jumpers are
> available for sale? If not, any clue what is the rating of the in-line
> (Allegedly, the switch was only designed for 1A, so it's probably not more
> than that).