Question about 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

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1988 Crown Victoria cruise control not working
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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    have you checked for blown fuse(s).?

  • atmc Aug 26, 2012

    yes, all check good. thank you!

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The horn and Cruise Control are all connected to the Number 17 fuse, my guess would be that the fuse is blown.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

  • Bill Nov 16, 2009

    YES, I had the same exact problem with my 88' Vic when my horn was sticking, after pulling the #17 fuse, the controls on my steering wheel were disabled. I can scan the Ford Owner's Operation manual for you if you'd like.



    But experience and my owner's manual tell me different from what Fang says.

  • atmc Aug 26, 2012

    checked all fuses, all check good. thank you!

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If your horn doesnt work either you have to remove the steering wheel and there is the connector for the horn/cruise control. If nothing broken there, check the clock spring too!

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

  • atmc Aug 26, 2012

    replaced clock spring, same problem. where is horn/cruise control? thank you!

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NO. Your Horn is the #16 Fuse and your cruise control is your #17. Unless Both of those fuses are broken. it would be your steering well and in that case follow the advice of oda. Could also be something "Lodged" in the steering well too, weird huh? i thought so. but ya, the horn and cruise control are two seperate fuses. for the Ford Crown Victoria models of these models.. (And also the Mercury Grand Marquis too)

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 Ford Crown Vic Lost Cruise Control

Although I don't think the cruise is an issue for safety, reach in under hood , or in grille area and find your horn(s) and just pull the connector off them temporarily, so they won't blow & put fuse back in and see if cruise starts to work again. It's not unusual for circuits to be labeled wrong or not at all in fuse panels. Then you can turn your attention to horn problem.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for the help! and especially checking back in. However i didn't find out about it until now. Horn was a broken switch, all power on #17 fuse."

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SOURCE: my horn doesn't work for my 1988 Crown Victoria

check fuse and also check the wire going to the horn and check the inside of the horn too and check the ground

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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