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I need to change the stop/cruise switch (behind the brake pedal). How do you do that?

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A nut holds on the switch. It has a wiring harness that can be pryed off.
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07 ford territory brake lights flick on and are very touchy, due to this cruise control disconnects randomly on bumpy road. Can brake switch by pedal be adjusted so it's not so sensitive?


Alarmingly, the speedometer needle steadily winds down from 75 mph toward 50. Just as you uncurl your feet and try to accelerate back to traffic speeds, the vehicle downshifts with a lurch and abruptly climbs back to over 80 mph. So you tap the brakes and disengage the cruise control to avoid a conversation with one of the many law enforcement officers lurking behind every other billboard. Toggling the Resume switch settles things down, holding to a legal speed on both the uphill and downhill sections of the interstate. The kids in the back seat have stopped threatening to throw up, too. Then you look in your mirror 20 miles later and see the lights. Red and blue flashing lights. You're doing over 85 mph and, odds are, Smokey isn't going to believe you have the cruise set to 70. Time to find out why your cruise control has a mind of its own.
IT'S NOT A BUG, IT'S A FEATURE
Does your cruise control fall out of engagement partway up steep hills? Actually, it will normally drop out if the engine has to work too hard, mainly because after a while there isn't enough vacuum left to pull in the servo after sustained near-wide-open-throttle. You'll just have to put your foot into it. Downshifting helps. Do you have to ride the brakes on longer downhills to keep from building up excess speed? That's normal too. The cruise control only has authority to reduce engine speed to idle. It doesn't activate the brakes. Modern cars, in an attempt to improve mileage, have very tall gear ratios, low-friction engine designs, low-rolling-resistance tires and optimized aerodynamics. That long downgrade outside of town may have accelerated your '60s-era Pontiac to only a couple of miles per hour above legal. But, it may well propel your new economy car to blatantly ******* velocities unless you intervene by braking or downshifting. Does the Cruise icon on the dash light up when you turn the switch on? Duh. Check the fuse. You may need to look in the owner's manual to see which one if it's not tagged on the fuse box cover. An aftermarket cruise may have an inline fuse holder in the wiring to the controller.
If there is power to the system, the next check is the brake lights. Brake lights? Yup, cruise controls have a switch to toggle them off when you touch the brake pedal, and many use the same switch as the brake lights. If one of the brake lights has failed, the cruise control thinks the brakes are on all the time and won't come on. Same result if the switch is incorrectly adjusted or broken or jammed. Wait, there's more--if your vehicle has a manual transmission, there's a similar switch on the clutch pedal. You may need to break out a test light or multimeter to verify the function of this array of switches. These switches usually are normally closed switches, and close their contacts when the pedal is depressed. We've seen several cases of intermittent cruise control dropout caused by a brake light switch that was adjusted very tight. Any small bump would jiggle the brake pedal down far enough to toggle the brake lights on for a brief instant--long enough to shut down the cruise. Adjusting the switch to specs (usually so the brake lights come on after the pedal travels 1/2 in.) fixed it.

Mar 31, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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My cruise control is not working


depends on the model of your car, on mine (XKR) the cruise stopped working because of a faulty microswitch behind the brake pedal, there are two microswitches, one to turn on the brake lights and the other is used by the ECU to make sure you are not pressing the brake (which is the signal to cancel cruise). If that switch is faulty the car will not enter cruise mode. Hope that helps, Nick.

Sep 02, 2014 | 1999 Jaguar XK8

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2003 oldsmobile alero v6 -- cruise control stopped working...The cruise on/of button lights up, the green light cruise indicator comes on in the dash panel, but cruise control does not engage when CST SET...


Try checking the small switch at the top of the brake pedal. There may be two one for brake lights and one for the cruise control. To ascertain what is what, pull one wire off and see if brake lights work. If not, then the other switch controls the cruise control disconnect and engage..I you have a DC test light check to see if power is on on both side of the switch with brake pedal up. If so, depress pedal and check power on the other side there should be none, if there is the switch is defective.

Aug 02, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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How to fix cruise control


Cruise controls can cease to engage if the clutch or brake light cruise switch are out of adjustment. If this happens, try placing you foot under the clutch pedal (if equipped) and lift up on it (toward you) and hold it while engaging the cruise. If it now works, it will likely cut out when you remove your foot from under the pedal. Check the brake pedal in an identical fashion. Adjusting the switch at the pedals can often solve he problem. Some vehicles (Honda, Acura, Ford, to name a few) have a plastic insert that mounts in the pedal arm which presses against the switch. These can become brittle and fracture into pieces. My Acura has little pieces of blue plastic on the floorboard around the brake pedal one afternoon and I noticed the cruise didn't work. It was the pieces of the insert that had come to pieces preventing the cruise from coming on. I replaced the insert and no more problem with the cruise.

Mar 10, 2012 | 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD

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The cruise control stopped working today. I just had the brake switch replaced. Does this have anything to do with it and what do I do to repair it?


Yes,

But, there are usually 2 brake switches in the Cruise circuit.

The Brake Pedal switch - is mounted on the pedal and de-activates the Cruise function (as well as operates the brake lights).
The Brake Pressure switch - is mounted to the brake servo/cylinder in the engine bay and acts as a secondary switch to de-activate the cruise function.

Have an assistant check the operation of your brake lights, while you depress the brake pedal. If brake lights do not work, then the Brake Pedal Switch will either need adjusting or the connector to the switch is loose. If all brake lights are functioning, then arrange for someone to check that the brake pedal switch is connecting to the Cruise circuit.

The Brake Pressure Switch in the engine bay - check the connector is pressed in and secure. You should also have the pressure switch resistance checked to ensure it is within factory spec. If not, then replace the brake pressure switch.


Hope this help........

Nov 01, 2011 | 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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Cruise control not working is there a fuse for this Ron


Hi, there are two brake switches on this system, one is for a Brake Light circuit while the other powers up the Cruise Control and Brake Transmission Shift Interlock Solenoid. This switch is a normally closed switch that opens when the pedal is depressed. Power from this switch is feed to the PCM which then powers up the Cruise Control Servo. The contacts of this brake switch can make poor contact which reduces the current flow to the Cruise Control Servo. To test for this problem, find the brake switch with the Gray wire and Brown wire. Back probe and jumper the Gray wire to the Brown wire. Test drive the vehicle. If the cruise control now works, replace the Cruise/Shift/Interlock Brake Switch. The brake switch is located behind the brake pedal.

May 17, 2011 | 1995 Buick Regal

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I own a 2005 GMC Canyon Five CYL and the cruise control stopped working last niight. You push the button and no cruise. I checked the fuse and it is ok I exchanged with another 10AMP and no change still...


Start with the simple and check the fuses and the Stop lamp switch. Check your brake lights, if they're not working, the cruise won't work either. If they're not working, check the fuse for them, if the fuse is fine, then take it into the dealer, there's been a recall issued on the brake switch, so it should get fixed for free.
Cruise Control Disengaged
The powertrain control module (PCM) disengages the cruise control operation based on the signals from the following switches:

* The stop lamp switch
* The TCC brake/cruise release switch
* The clutch release switch, if equipped
* The cruise control On/Off switch

The TCC brake/cruise release switch and the stop lamp switch are mounted on the brake pedal bracket. When the brake pedal is applied, the normally closed TCC brake/cruise release switch opens and the normally open stop lamp switch closes. The PCM detects a low signal voltage on the TCC brake/cruise release switch signal circuit and a high signal voltage on the stop lamp switch signal circuit. When the clutch pedal is applied, the normally closed clutch release switch opens and the PCM detects zero voltage on the CCP switch signal circuit. The vehicle speed stored in the memory of the PCM will be erased when the cruise control On/Off button is turned OFF, or the ignition switch is turned OFF.

The Cruise Control System will disengage when the PCM detects that a driver override function has been active for approximately 60 seconds .

When the Cruise Control System is disengaged, the PCM sends a class 2 message to the instrument panel cluster (IPC) in order to deactivate the cruise control indicator.

Cruise Control Inhibited
The powertrain control module (PCM) inhibits the cruise control operation when any of the following conditions exist:

* A cruise control related DTC has been set.
* The vehicle speed is less than 40.2 km/h (25 mph) .
* The vehicle is in PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or 1st gear.
* The engine RPM is too low.
* The engine RPM is too high, with fuel cut off.
* The vehicle speed is too high, with fuel cut off.
* The system voltage is not between 9 volts and 16 volts .
* The Traction Control System (TCS) is active for more than 2 seconds .

Thank you for using Fixya and start with replacing the stop lamp switch. Even though the brake light work, it;s been known for that switch to cause your issue. that's way there was a recall for it.

Apr 01, 2010 | 2005 GMC Canyon

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Brake light stays on. I can push brake pedal switch and lights go off. There are holes installed from factory on brake pedal arm where switches suppose to make contact. What's up with that? Can you help?


The hole in the pedal arm is for the cruise control. There is a plastic plug that needs to be in place to turn off the brake lights. They should be available at any dealer - there is also one for the clutch pedal arm in manual trans. These are required for the cruise as well as to turn off the brake lights. I bet that several will now be able to have their cruise back.

Aug 25, 2008 | 1986 Nissan 300ZX

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Cruise control does not work


Replace the Brake light control switch located in front of the brake peddle under the dash this also turns the cruise off when braking. While driving put your foot behind the brake peddle and pull back toward you while doing this try your cruise if it works there are three possible causes or a combination of all three. Brake control Switch, Loose or sloppy brake pedal not activating the Brake switch properly or week brake pedal return spring. Good Luck.

Jul 26, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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