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Old 09-29-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
ryanmleach@gmail.com
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1999 F150 brake pressure switch (cruise control)

In an effort to avoid the dealership (mostly b/c my truck has been
grounded for the next month while saving up for ball joint and shock
repairs) I would like to perform step one of the recall myself until
the official parts come in for the Ford Cruise Control Recall Fix.
After quite a bit of research I disconnected the brake pressure switch
located in front of the the Brake Master Cylinder Reservior. Was this
the correct location?

Thanks in advance,

Ryan

ps: any advice regarding this will be taken as a comment in passing and
it is understood to be neither fact nor instruction on the part of the
advisor. So don't worry I won't regard responses as gospel for anyone
sketchy about posting to this DIY question.--Thanks!

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Old 09-30-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 F150 brake pressure switch (cruise control)

>After quite a bit of research I
> disconnected the brake pressure switch
> located in front of the the Brake Master
> Cylinder Reservior


Yes, that is the place. That switch is what disengages the cc when the
brake pedal is pushed. I'm wondering if that switch being disconnected
will also defeat the cc from becoming enabled.....seems to me it should,
but I don't know that for sure. I don't think I'd want to be toolin'
around in cruise without that 'immediate' disengagement feature active.
The last info I read about that switch recall was there is an adaptor
for the switch to plug into and the adaptor plugs into the mc......If
that is the case, it would be nice if the Ford guy would just hand one
to you and you could DIY. I doubt that will happen though due to Ford
lialibility procedures. IOW, Ford has to do the job in order to absolve
them of further liability concerning that repair.

Dave S(Texas)

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Old 10-01-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
Lawrence
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Re: 1999 F150 brake pressure switch (cruise control)

You are right about that being the proper plug to disconnect (and wrap) to
disable the cruise and that the cruise will be unavailable while this plug
is disconnected. That switch is not the primary way to disengage the cruise
though. That switch is the backup disengagement switch. If the primary
switch associated with the brake pedal does not work for some reason then
the switch on the master cylinder will disengage the cruise when the
pressure exceeds a certain amount. I don't recall off the top of my head
what that pressure is but for some reason 220 psi rings a bell but then
again that number might be for something else I'm thinking of.
When I stopped in at my dealer to see about having them order the adapter to
fix mine the service manager said I needed to have them disable mine. I said
that I would save them the trouble by unplugging it and wrapping it myself.
He seemed to be upset that wouldn't be able to bill Ford for that. Oh well
for them ;-)

Cheers,
Lawrence


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Old 10-03-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 F150 brake pressure switch (cruise control)

I also have a 1999 F-150.........
I bought the switch and changed it myself, very easy to do....
Switch cost less than $11.00

ryanmleach@gmail.com wrote:
> In an effort to avoid the dealership (mostly b/c my truck has been
> grounded for the next month while saving up for ball joint and shock
> repairs) I would like to perform step one of the recall myself until
> the official parts come in for the Ford Cruise Control Recall Fix.
> After quite a bit of research I disconnected the brake pressure switch
> located in front of the the Brake Master Cylinder Reservior. Was this
> the correct location?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Ryan
>
> ps: any advice regarding this will be taken as a comment in passing and
> it is understood to be neither fact nor instruction on the part of the
> advisor. So don't worry I won't regard responses as gospel for anyone
> sketchy about posting to this DIY question.--Thanks!
>



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Old 10-05-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 F150 brake pressure switch (cruise control)

Just to make sure we are talking apples and apples, the switch was
repaired earlier. They are now installing an inline fuse for the switch.

Clark

R Plus, Inc. wrote:
> I also have a 1999 F-150.........
> I bought the switch and changed it myself, very easy to do....
> Switch cost less than $11.00
>
> ryanmleach@gmail.com wrote:
>> In an effort to avoid the dealership (mostly b/c my truck has been
>> grounded for the next month while saving up for ball joint and shock
>> repairs) I would like to perform step one of the recall myself until
>> the official parts come in for the Ford Cruise Control Recall Fix.
>> After quite a bit of research I disconnected the brake pressure switch
>> located in front of the the Brake Master Cylinder Reservior. Was this
>> the correct location?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Ryan
>>
>> ps: any advice regarding this will be taken as a comment in passing and
>> it is understood to be neither fact nor instruction on the part of the
>> advisor. So don't worry I won't regard responses as gospel for anyone
>> sketchy about posting to this DIY question.--Thanks!
>>

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Old 10-09-2005, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1999 F150 brake pressure switch (cruise control)

I also have a 1999 F-150. I had a bad squeak in the front driver's side.
I bought the a-assemblies for less then $65.00 at the dealers. Assembly
was complete with ball joints and bushings installed. I have also
changed the cc cutoff switch (did this 3 months ago) switch was less
than $11.00........... I just got the recall notice this past week.

ryanmleach@gmail.com wrote:
> In an effort to avoid the dealership (mostly b/c my truck has been
> grounded for the next month while saving up for ball joint and shock
> repairs) I would like to perform step one of the recall myself until
> the official parts come in for the Ford Cruise Control Recall Fix.
> After quite a bit of research I disconnected the brake pressure switch
> located in front of the the Brake Master Cylinder Reservior. Was this
> the correct location?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Ryan
>
> ps: any advice regarding this will be taken as a comment in passing and
> it is understood to be neither fact nor instruction on the part of the
> advisor. So don't worry I won't regard responses as gospel for anyone
> sketchy about posting to this DIY question.--Thanks!
>



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