Question about 2003 Ford Explorer
Hi, Well my cruise control was working perfectly, then it just stopped. It won't even light up in the dash. My back lights are all working and fuses seem ok . Also when I accelerate my ABS lights up on the dash, when I turn off the car it resets. Then it happens again as I accelerate again .
Anti-Lock Control —Vehicles Built After 03/2002
The 3-channel anti-lock brake system consists of the following components:
I suspect the abs issue is causing the speed control not to work if it happened at the same time the cruise control stopped working. When the yellow ABS light comes on, it means the ABS is dactivated. You may have a faulty accelerometer which senses acceleration and yaw (side to side lean). I have not seen a bad one but you said it is sensitive to acceleration.
I would unplug it and see what happens. The connector should have a small tab to depress so you can pull the connector out.
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Accelerometer Removal and Installation
Cut the carpeting along the perforations.
Have dealer hook up tester and pull fault codes if you can't find an easy solution.
Some background info
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) uses the yellow ABS warning indicator to alert the driver of a malfunctions in the ABS.
The yellow ABS warning indicator will come on to warn the driver that the ABS has been turned off due to a symptom that exists in the ABS. Normal power assist braking remains but wheels can lock during a panic stop while the yellow ABS warning indicator is illuminated.
Please report back, I am curious if that is what it is. Good luck
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
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