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My cruise control on my 2008 chevy pickup stopped working. The light on the streeing wheel is on and the fuse is good. Everyone says to check the switch on the brake pedal. How do I adjust the switch?

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After reading every post on every forum about the cruise control, I decided to pull the brake switch off of the pedal and have a look. I read somewhere that there is a spring loaded mechanism inside the switch that goes bad and makes the cruise think the brake is engaged. Upon inspecting the switch I saw a flat white bar that the brake rod depresses that engages the mechanism inside the switch. So like I always do... I sprayed the white swtch bar with wd 40 and worked it with a screw driver by pushing it and realeasing it until I heard it make a solid sounding click as it engaged and disengaged. I reinstalled the brake switch and all is well. Seems a little dust has clabbered the lubricant and was causing it to stick. So all is good and my cheap @ss didnt spend a dime. Total time including research was 1.5 hours.
Hope this helps someone else

Posted on Feb 02, 2012

  • Earnest Mobley Nov 07, 2012

    Thank you. This fixed my problem and saved me some money!!:0) It took me about 45 min. Like I said THANK YOU so much! HAPPY CAMPER

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Another thing to check is the plunger switch on the brake pedal arm, it may have gone out of adjustment. The plunger on the switch should be depressed when the brake pedal is at rest.

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  • jaymills143 Oct 02, 2010

    How do I adjust the switch?

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    Mike Raatz Oct 02, 2010

    It's threaded, loosen and adjust so the plunger is pushed in with the brake at rest and the plunger is out when the brake pedal is engaged.

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