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Cruise control fails to engage on '03 ford sport trac

When trying to use the cruise control, i first select the "on" button then when the desired speed is achieved, i select the "set" button. however now it may or may not engage. the dash light indicating "cruise control" will light up each time i hit the "set" button, but goes out as soon as i release the "set" button. Once in a while, it will actually engage, but over 90% of the time it doesn't.

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  • oldraider Dec 28, 2008

    My2003 edie baur expl. does the exact same thing

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Th is is how I fixed mine! Down on the brake pedal there is a small plastic box about 1 1\2 * 1 1\2 in size. It's called the brake stop light, I think. This part disengages the cruise when the brake is pressed. Not sure on it's other uses! Remove the clip from the part where it attatches the the pedal. For more working room you can remove the plastic keeper. The box has three keepers on it. Pry them out gently to remove the top. Two of the copper pieces inside will have contacts on them about the size of a match stick head. Take them out and clean them with an eraser. This solved my problem, I hope it solves yours. Let Me KNOW!

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Are you getting any other dash warning lights comming on?, cos its sounds like your ABS module is on it's way out

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