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Cruise control isn't working....

For some reason, my cruise control stopped working. Is the cruise connected to a vac line somewhere? Maybe leaking? The cruise light on the dash flashes once when I try to turn it on and then nothing. Hope it's an easy fix. The truck did have a recall on the cruise control switch years back that I did get done...any ideas or is there anything I can check? I really don't want to take it to a dealer.
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Years ago the connector wire became unplugged behind the steering wheel. If it makes sense, it's in a "wheel" that spins so that when you turn the wheel it feeds out more electrical wire.

Anyways, if the cruise control pod lights in the steering wheel arent lit, itmight be that. The fix was pretty easy, there may even be a guide on here. Only took a while although going behind the airbag is always a touch scary.
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ahhh i dont really want to mess with the airbag. That the only way to get in there to check? I've had one of the lights on the steering wheel out for months because I don't want to mess with the airbag if I can help it. I'm Irish, I have no luck lol
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nothings going to happen with the airbag if you disconnect the battery....

2 bolts (1 left, 1 right) hold the airbag onto the wheel, pull it off, check the cruise connections.
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man I just put the radio back in after repainting the dash pieces and just got my audio settings back to where I was them....for as much as I drive it, it might have to wait lol.

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm gonna see if I can find a How-To on this somewhere too.
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man I just put the radio back in after repainting the dash pieces and just got my audio settings back to where I was them....for as much as I drive it, it might have to wait lol.

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm gonna see if I can find a How-To on this somewhere too.
lmao im the same way with stereo settings. I don't disconnect it unless i absolutely have to.
I've pulled my airbag on the 99 with the battery connected a few times (didn't unplug the pigtail) but its just safer to do it with no power going to it.
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I usually do it while driving down the road for added risk.
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