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Old 11-29-2009, 07:31 PM
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cruise control release

My cruise control will not release when I touch the brakes. When I hit them hard it will release but I have to brake real hard. It will release when I hit the cruise control off button. That may seem obvious, though, huh? Any clues out there??? You all have been real helpful with shock info and overhead trip computer info. Thanks for the insight.......................ronbo
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:35 PM
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I know exactly what you are talking about, my truck did the exact same thing.
I have no idea how to fix it though
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:27 AM
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The cruise control shut off switch is not working. It is located on the front end of your master cylinder. Little pressure switch looking thing with 2 wires going to it. When it senses brake pressure, it turns the CC off. There is a recall about leaking switches, and I would bet yours is one of those. Take a peek at it, and if it is leaking, Ford will replace it. If it is not leaking, it may be broken internally. Ford will also put a special fuse link into that wire that goes to the CC shut off switch because if there is a short in the wire while you have a leak, it can cause a fire. Not likely, but it can happen.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:59 PM
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i had v10 excursion that caught on fire because of that cut off switch it started doing the same thing as yours and i never fixed it than one day my daughter came running in the house and said my ex was smoking from under the hood when i popped the hood it was on fire i put the fire out and had my buddy who works at the ford dealer get me th parts under waranity and istalled it my self. If i were you i would go out and unplug the wires to right now and then you are safe until you get to ford for the recall.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:56 PM
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Mine has the same issue. I guess I'm going to have to have them take a look at it ASAP.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:24 PM
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With my truck I not only had to hit the brakes hard to drop it out of cruise, but I also had to stand on them to get it to come out of park. Swapped the switch on the actual brake pedal (in cab) and it fixed it completely. Best part is that the switch is pretty cheap.
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