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Has anyone had the cruise control disengage when going up a steep hill in 3rd at full or close to full throttle? The first time I thought I may have tapped the brake but the other day I know I wasn't even close. Could it be the stress on the throttle cable at WOT?
 
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The cruise on your 80 and on most vehicles has an auto shut-off when those conditions are met. Basically when the electronics are calling for more speed, it's at WOT, tranny kicked down, and the cruise speed cannot be reached within a certain period of time.

I lived in Wyoming for a few years and this would happen frequently on relatively flat interstate. The wind BLOWS in Wyoming!!!
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Please excuse my ignorance. WOT = ??
I have had on occassion, where the cruise control will not engage, the indicator light will flash, then shut off.
Haven't had time to look in to it yet.
Eduardo
 
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dont worry it hapens all the time on my pig since I added the 33"s. the cruise will disengage if it can not keep up iwth called for speed. I think if memory serves that if you fall 8-10 mph below the called for speed on the cruise unit it will shut itself off and then you have to reset the on/off switch. other problem areas are if teh brake fluid sensor or any part of your brake system trips it will shut down the cruise.
hope that helped.
Dave :beer:
 
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Eduardo,

>> I have had on occassion, where the cruise control <<
>> will not engage, the indicator light will flash, <<
>> then shut off. <<

Mine has done this twice in 2 years but I don't use the cruise a lot. Both times it worked fine after turning off the key then starting it again (stopped of course.)

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Hltoppr...I think I will just deal with the cruise kicking off every now and then. :D
 

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The shut-down is a result of the vehicle speed dropping too far below set speed. It is normal and happens if the speed drops around 9 mph or so.

The blinking results from a trouble code being detected by the cruise ECU. Shutting the vehicle off clears the code. A brake fluid resevoir hovering at the low level mark will do this intermittently as the fluid sloshes about.

Regards, Dan
 

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