Question about 1991 Ford Escort
CRUISE CONTROL NOT ENGAGING
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cruise control won't work
Does the on light in the dash come on? If not, you may have a broken switch in the steering wheel which is a fairly cheap repair. Otherwise, the controls work through the Printed Circuit Board in your dash (your instrument cluster) and the problem could be as simple as a solder defect or faulty component. The problem is that no Ford Service Technician that I know will touch this and tell you that you need to replace it.
The instrument cluster is very easy to replace but may cost you a few more dollars than you want to spend. I would have someone with an electrical background check the cruise control switches in your steering wheel with a multimeter before going any further with this. Also check the wiring for resistance leading from the switch to the cluster.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
There actually is a Fuse and a Relay for this. There should be a Fuse in the Cab Fuse Box and a Relay in the Fuse Relay Box under the Hood. These are where I would start.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
SOURCE: cruise control
The cruise control should have a fuse in the interior fuse block, and a larger fuse and/or relay under hood in the relay center block. Test them with an automotive test light (You can purchase these for anywhere from $5.00 to $50.00 depending on the quality you want and the place of purchase).
If you find a bad fuse or primary fuse, obviously those need to be replaced. Relays can't be tested readily using the light. Unfortunately the simplest method for finding out if a relay is bad is to replace it. The relay for that cruise runs between $15.00 to $20.00 depending where you purchase.
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Posted on Feb 07, 2009
Try pulling up the brake pedal with your foot,Sometimes your brake doesnt come back all the way,and the brake switch keeps the cruise from working.Also,check the fuse.If those answers dont help,It could be the swith itself is bad.Those can be bought at a parts store.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
The two left buttons on the left turn ON/OFF the system so that you can use the three right buttons to use the cruise control.
Once you turn ON the cruise, accellerate to the speed you want to travel. Once you reach the cruise speed, press the middle (set) button and the system takes over. As soon as you press the OFF key on th left, your car will coast / de-accelerate. ... or , if you tap on the brake pedal or press the brake pedal to stop, the cruise control will dis-engage.
Before you get into traffic, test the use of the system..
Also, the system may not be working, so it is important that you test it before you use in traffic.
I use mine 90% of the time, even in everyday driving, not just on the highway.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
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