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I'm on a 16 hour road trip, but my cruise control will not set. I need a solution fast

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Hi there,

My name is Mike. A couple times a day I go looking around to give some pointers to our clients (you).

Look at it your question from our point of view, you want it fast. I can see the necessity. Stll, desire alone isn't going to make it happen. It's missing a few key ingredients. Like describing the problem with a bit more detail

As it stands, the only thing I can suggest is check the fuses (both under dash and under the hood).


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Check vac lines going to cruise and fuses. If these don't fix it's probably road sensor and/or connection at brake light switch - in either case won't be a quick fix

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