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Re: what is Cruise Control and O/D
Cruise control allows the driver to push a button thereby setting and holding the car's current speed. This allows you to take your foot off the acceleratot pedal and "cruise." Modern "Cruise" systems also have added feature like increasing or decreasing your speed, and coasting so that you can adjust your speed for traffic or road conditions without exiting the cruise function. Touching the brake pedal automatically turns the cruise function off; or you can exit by turning cruise button to "off" at the touch of your thumb or fingertips. Cruise helps on long trips by reducing fatigue, and keeps you from going over the speed limit by setting your speed to the posted limit.
Hope this helps. I will address overdrive in another post. Thanks, TaterTodd
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check cruise control fuse and check the brake lights see if brake light working because the brake light switch will deactivate cruise control when brakes is applied.if brake lights dont work either fuse blowed or switch bad.if all is good have vechicle code scan because cruise control control by PCM and vechicle speed sensor and thottle actuator control motor.
This symbol is just on to tell you that you have the cruise control on, when the cruise is on this symbol lights up to tell you it is on, when you turn off the cruise the light will go out , hope this helps good day
The two problems should not be related to one another. The the fuses for the park lights and the cruise control. The license plate bulb is wired along with the rest of your park lights. If the rest of the park lights are working then check for power and ground at the bulb holder. If you have both there, check the bulb and the fit again. If no power or ground is there you will have to trace the wires. If the fuse is not blown to the cruise control, more information is required to trouble shoot any further.
The multi purpose wand the includes the cruise control, wipers, high beams and turn signal, might have a short in it. Since the light comes on at first and immediately goes off makes me think the fuses are fine and it just a capacitor inside that wand. GM wants almost 500 for the part on my 01 Sierra, but you can easily find them online for around $90
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.
You have to bring it somewhere to have the computer scanned. This will tell you why the engine light is on. Most auto parts stores will scan it for you free of charge, and no the oil change is not directly related.
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