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Cruise control won't work

My 2002 Ford Escape's cruise control won't work. I checked the fuses and they are fine. Thank you for your help!!

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  • FrankieF Dec 17, 2008

    Same problem. The light goes on and everything but it won't hold the speed. How much does it cost to replace?

  • dlhowell Jan 18, 2009

    2002 expitition when button is depressed "cruise" light flshes but then nothing....also minor missing while maintaining speed

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    replace cruise control switch for ford escape

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The cruise control is not working on the above vehicle. How can this be fixed?

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I had the same problem. Underneath the Set/Acel/Cst rocker switch there are two metal pieces that close the circuit to start the cruise control. I have found that with heavy use these pieces lose their concave form causing them to not spring back and thus not being able to complete the circuit. Is the switch lose? If you don't hear a click, its not working and the metal pieces need to be replaced. I took the one from behind the CST button and switched it to the cruise. 

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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Does the on light in the dash come on? If not, you may have a broken switch in the steering wheel which is a fairly cheap repair. Otherwise, the controls work through the Printed Circuit Board in your dash (your instrument cluster) and the problem could be as simple as a solder defect or faulty component. The problem is that no Ford Service Technician that I know will touch this and tell you that you need to replace it.

The instrument cluster is very easy to replace but may cost you a few more dollars than you want to spend. I would have someone with an electrical background check the cruise control switches in your steering wheel with a multimeter before going any further with this. Also check the wiring for resistance leading from the switch to the cluster.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford F150. Cruise control stopped working.

Did you have the recall done on it ?
recall 05S28. Description: Speed Control Deactivation Switch.

It could be a blow fuse in the recall harness, if you did have it done.

Try the self test, and see what the results are. If you do not get it into self test mode, it could be the fuse in teh recall harness that is blown. The 1st revision of the recall harness was an inline ATM fuse, not sure if the revision 2 was the same. If that fuse is blown, the switch is leaking, and should be checked.

Self-Test Diagnostics

WARNING:
This test is a key on engine off (KOEO) test only that is conducted in park only with emergency brake fully engaged.

1. Enter self-test diagnostics by depressing the speed control OFF switch while turning the ignition key ON, making sure the engine does not start and is not running. The speed control indicator on the instrument panel will flash once to indicate that speed control module entered the diagnostic mode. Five additional flashes at this point indicate a defective speed control servo. Release the OFF switch.

2. Press the remaining switches in this sequence: ON, RESUME, COAST and SET/ACCEL.

If the ON switch is not depressed within five seconds after entering the diagnostics mode, the module times out and the procedure must be started over.

The speed control indicator lamp will flash as each switch is depressed. Press each switch in the sequence immediately after the indicator light goes out for the previous switch.

Note:
There will be a slight delay when the last button is pressed and the lamp flashes.

3. A lamp flash with the last button (SET/ACCEL) indicates that the static test passed. If the lamp does not flash with the last button and there are no additional flashes of the lamp, the switch is defective.

If the lamp does not flash with the last button, and additional flashes occur, follow the chart below for trouble codes:

— 2 flashes - BPP defective, circuit is defective, brake applied, CPP switch or jumper (if equipped).

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If the cruise lamp comes on and the cruise does not set i would advise inspecting the cruise cable and make certain it is not broken, if ok the the servo has likely failed.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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