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Cruise control

I have a 95 F-250 HD XLT and the cruise hasn't worked since I got it. When I turn the wheel there is a clicking noise in the column. Since the truck doesn't have an airbag I know there wouldn't be a clockspring. Can anyone tell me where to start looking to try and fix this? Thanks in advance.
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Automatic or manual transmission? Have you checked ALL fuses?
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It's a manual trans. And all fuses are good. All lights work except the center cab light on the roof. And the neutral safety switch/backup light switch on the transmission is brand new
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There's no neutral safety switch. Nothing on the transmission controls the cruise.

Try replacing the center stop light bulb. Sometimes when it's burned out, it causes the cruise to disengage when you hit the turn signal, and sometimes it renders the cruise inop completely. I've experienced both, and confirmed it by reading real-time PCM data via AutoEnginuity; on one of our trucks, when the center stop light burned out, the PCM was fooled into thinking the brake pedal switch was closed, which interrupts the cruise.
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There are three brass slip rings and three spring loaded contacts that ride on them behind the steering wheel. Check those out. I had a similar situation and one of the wires on a contact had disconnected. I.e. a cold solider joint.

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There's no neutral safety switch. Nothing on the transmission controls the cruise.

Try replacing the center stop light bulb. Sometimes when it's burned out, it causes the cruise to disengage when you hit the turn signal, and sometimes it renders the cruise inop completely. I've experienced both, and confirmed it by reading real-time PCM data via AutoEnginuity; on one of our trucks, when the center stop light burned out, the PCM was fooled into thinking the brake pedal switch was closed, which interrupts the cruise.
The high mount brake light is working. The only light that's not working is the front center cab marker light (clearance light). Shouldn't have anything to do with the cruise operations. I'm thinking it's in the steering column. Just don't know what I'm looking for or how far I need to go into the column
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There are three brass slip rings and three spring loaded contacts that ride on them behind the steering wheel. Check those out. I had a similar situation and one of the wires on a contact had disconnected. I.e. a cold solider joint.
Do I need to remove the steering wheel?
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^^^^^ Yes.
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