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Cruise control isn't working, where should be start looking? Nothing happens when I hit the button, no lights or anything. Also. Can't seem to find the fuse in the panel.

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If the cruise control is in your steering wheel the many electrical contacts will go through something like brushes in an electrical motor. They touch many metal strips that are stationary and hooked to wires. These can get to be very bad connections over time and may need to be replaced. the wires then continue through your ignition ( a box of multiple switches that turn on when you start your car) The ignition is depressed by a metal rod fro the key cylinder. The ignition often has many failing connections over time and may need to be replaced. Finally the vacuum system powers a governor that pulls on your accelerator cable... so your vacuum system must be in good repair. To keep your vacuum system working look for aging hoses or broken tubes rusting diaphragms... Your dipsticks must be all the way down, your gas cap nice and tight for many things affect your vacuum system.

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SOURCE: 2003 expedition cruise control inoperative

I had this same Problem and it was a simple vaccuum hose leak connected to the cruise control module. Try replacing this small hose.

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Taurus cruise control stopped working

couple things could had appened first the cruise control module or cru may have went out could be a malfuntion in the with some speed sensors or the vaccum lines have gotten to dry rotted to do the job necessary to maintain the speed

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SOURCE: No tail lights/instrument lights on 2001 Ford Focus Wagon

Your problem is you have a Hot Wire touching ground.I know this for sure! The quwstion is where is it?the cause of the problem. It can be fixed but you would have to have a lot of patience.Try using your nose,sniff out the smell of burned copper under the dash or in the trunk area if you can smell it you can find it.Up the rating of the fuse go 15 then 20 then 25 see if it still blows it shoud. I wished I were near you man I love these problems.Good luck!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford Freestar cruise control not working

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.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 expedition cruise control inoperative no

I'm having the same issue with mine. Just checked both fuses #5 and #12 under the dash, but both are fine. Can't find Relay #302 for the speed servo. 2003's aren't listed in the recall. Ugh!

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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