Cruise control not working. Where is the fuse?

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  1. crooozer

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    I bought my 97 cruiser 6 months ago and the cruise control has never worked since I bought it. Read the Haynes manual and it says to check the fuse. I have looked at the fuse box in the vehicle, and also undert the hood. None are labrelled cruise or similar. IS there a fuse for this?

    My problem is nothing, no lights on dash etc. Just 'nothing'.
     
  2. jonheld

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    There are 4 circuits associated with the CC.
    ECU-IG
    GAUGE
    STOP
    ECU-B

    All of these fuses are located by the driver's left knee. Check fuses with a meter, not your eyeballs.

    You should purchase a factory service manual and electronic wiring manual for your truck and chuck the Hanes maual into the recycle bin.
     
  3. crooozer

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    Thanks mate!

    Although in our Australian trucks the fuses are in front of our right knee I believe.
    I will take a look at these tomorrow and see if any are blown.

    Hmmm, I will look into the factory manual, going to look now :)
    Thank you again.

    Nice strat too by the way ;)
    I play professionally and am currently playing a custom shop 'custom classic' that rips! And I love my old Marshall early metal panel tops and greenback 4x12 cabs.
     
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    Sweet. I play professionally only in my dreams. I'm more of a hack/blues player. My avatar is my 62 custom shop reissue in Daphne Blue. I also have a 68 custom shop reissue in black with 2 piece maple neck. Both of those are from the original Fender Custom Shop in the early 80s.
    My son is the "real" player in the family. I can't keep up with him anymore.
     
  5. crooozer

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    Fantastic guitars Jon!!

    I had a look at those 4x fuses but all of them are o.k.
    Someone has installed a keyless remote and have an inkling that it's possible the cruise control was removed or cut, not sure why but I've always thought that.
     
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    Fantastic guitars Jon!!
    I can just imagine him sneaking in a play on those when you weren't home :D that's what I used to do with my Dad's Fender when I was a kid, he never used to let me play it.

    I had a look at those 4x fuses but all of them are o.k.
    Someone has installed a keyless remote and have an inkling that it's possible the cruise control was removed or cut, not sure why but I've always thought that.
     
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    believe it or not, low brake fluid will cause your cruise control to stop working.
     
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    Low brake fluid will keep the CC from setting a speed, but it won't completely disable the CC system. When you activate the CC ECU, you should still see a green CRUISE lamp on the dash. This is letting you know that the CC ECU is functional.

    There is a CC diagnostic somewhere that I need to dig up, but the ECU sounds like it's not getting power to me. I'll poke around when I get time today.

    Guitars were never off limits in my house, even when my kids were little. I tought them to handle them and play very early on. However they were never allowed to handle them when I wasn't there. Now that they're older they pretty much do what they want, and I'm OK with that. Josh (17) has a really nice LP classic wth some flame and Rachel (13) has an SG bass.
    http://www.sdsysdesign.com/tlc/guitars.html
     
  9. Eric Hohlfelder

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    I had an issue with my cruise control not working as well. The light would turn on green but would flash when I tried to set the speed. I replaced the cruise control actuator (used one from the forum). This didn't work at first either. I then read somewhere on the forum that the cruise actuator cable needs to be set as tight as possible (without increasing idle RPM). I did this adjustment and it is working now. Just another thing to check.
     
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    Hi All

    I have a similar issue, when I turn cruise on, the green light come son the dash but thats about it.
    Anything else to check apart from whats mentioned above?
     
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    My light won't turn on at all. All fuses are good. Any other advise?
     
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    Hey guys,

    So i’m experiencing similar issues with my 91’ Sahara original cruise.

    The owner I purchased it off had removed and sold the actuator and computer, he also put a direct cable to the throttle as would have been needed with the actuator removal.

    Anyway, over months of pulling my hair out on this one I have finally gathered all the pieces.

    1. ECU - part number matched
    2. Actuator - part number matched
    3. OEM cable from pedal to the actuator
    4. OEM cable from actuator to throttle

    Brake control sensor looks like it is the same one, 4 wire with original plug.

    So I am looking for some troubleshooting advice here if you can help!

    Issue:
    Green cruise light is illuminated when I press the stalk end in but nothing happens when I push downward to set a speed.


    Ruling out the brake fluid level (just topped up to be sure)

    I’ll try the cable tensioner - I’ll set to be as tight as possible without raising RPM at idle?

    Is there anything else I could look to investigate?

    Stumped!
     
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    US 91's have a very comprehensive OBD system that will usually pinpoint the trouble spot. Got an FSM? It should detail the procedure.
     
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    My 1996 does the same, nothing. I haven’t poked around this problem yet...
     
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