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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 02:04:31 GMT
Subject: Re: cruise control problem

Try the pedal switches first. Just above the carpeted finisher panel under the dash, you should find two (if 5spd, 1 if Auto) vacuum/electric switches whose 'noses' rest on the pedal lever. When either the brake or clutch is depressed, these switches open the vacuum line (releasing the throttle diaphragm) and signal the cruise computer to not keep trying to return the speed to the set value until you press 'resume' The 'nose' portion of the switch is a ratcheted rod. It goes out of adjustment over time and doesn't protrude enough to contact the pedal lever - voila, no cruise. You can reset these switches by depressing the pedal and gently pulling out on the switch rod - it will ratchet out. Then allow the pedal to return, gently, and the rod will auto adjust. Ultimately, the rod will no longer hold its position (you'll find yourself resetting them twice a week). At that point, either replace them yourself (ca. $25/ea at the dealer) or have someone do it for you (if your back isn't double jointed) The above description should work up through '92. After the traction control system / electric throttle - fly by wire system the switches became completely electric vs. vacuum electric. The adjustment method may be the same, but I don't know it. Rick Collin '91 9000T 5spd soe <> wrote: >90- 9000 CD Turbo. Cruise control "set" doesn't set. Does anyone know >the most probable cause? Thanks for your assistance. >Steve >

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