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1996 f-250 cruise wont work

Cruise wont work have replace brake switch on master cylinder and still wont work what can I do now

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Take it into Ford. Fast. There was a recall on the cruise control modules failing and catching on fire. Seriously. They'll replace the module for free (or should). Probably worth a try-its better than your truck catching on fire.

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