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cruise control!?

So i havent really looked into it let, so i dont know what is wrong, but my cruise control aint workin. just antin to know the basic setup of it. Is it vaccum or electric? and is this a common F-series problem, and or a pain in the A** to trouble shoot?



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i am 99.9999999999999% certain the CC is electronic. the computer simply holds the vehicle at what speed you want which has to be at least 35MPH.

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i am 99.9999999999999% certain the CC is electronic. the computer simply holds the vehicle at what speed you want which has to be at least 35MPH.
I can run it at 30. Maybe 25, can't remember. But yea, electronic. Check fuses always first.



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Check fuses first like said in above post.

Mine quit working cause of the clock spring.

Electronic crap is always aggravating. Hope you get it figured out

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Check fuses first like said in above post.

Mine quit working cause of the clock spring.

Electronic crap is always aggravating. Hope you get it figured out
What is the clock spring?



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What is the clock spring?
The best way I can explain it....

Where your steering wheel turns it has to keep electrical contact with the lights on the steering wheel where the cc buttons are. You cant just have wires running in there cause with all the turning of the wheel the wiring would get tangled up and what not

So the clock spring is in the steering wheel in order to keep a positive connection.

here is a little better explanation....

It (the clock spring) is called that because it simply looks like a clock spring that winds and unwinds. This is how they could make a positive electrical connection to the airbag and still be able to turn the wheel back and forth.
The horn and cruise control circuits on the steering wheel run through this clock spring too so check to see if the horn and cruise are working...

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Oh ok. That made perfect sense actually. Mainly because I've been with my dad at radar tower sights and he explained how the radar constantly keeps power to the dish. That kind of contact is kept by using brushes but I gotcha.



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yeah hopefully i do, I gotta 9 hour road trip back to the Great state of GA for the holidays.. but alright thanx guys. i'll hit yall back up if i have any probs.



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also check the sensor on the master cylinder if its leaking it will short out (if it has been through the recall its fused) that sensor is the one that turns the cruise off when u hit your brakes

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