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If the clock spring goes on my 1988 Nissan 300ZX and the controls on the steering column stop working, would the cruise control on/off switch on the dash stop turning it on?

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Maybe. Sounds like you have a connector loose or broken wires in the column, OR a blown fuse that supplies it all.

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