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Old 04-27-2012
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Cruise stopped working

Cruise control stopped working today. I did the diagnostic self test. When I went to push the buttons on the right pod, no lights came on. Does this mean that pod would be bad? I tested and have power to the servo. Anyone have any ideas? I'm gonna try and get another cruise pod at the junkyard tomorrow.
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Horn works and the airbag light isn't on?

Your looking and bad pods or clockspring.
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Yes, horn works and no airbag light.The test shows that the left pod works but its not getting anything from the right.
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So I went to junkyard and grabbed a few cruise pods. I had time to only swap one in today. I did and when I did the diagnostic test I got the resume to light up in the dash but the other two did not. So I guess I am gonna try and swap another one in and see if it works. Any thoughts? Two bad boards?
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check all your connections from when you wired it if the 2nd pod doesnt work
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Did you ever send it in for the cruise control recall?
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check all your connections from when you wired it if the 2nd pod doesnt work
I'll check it but its saying that it is getting a signal from the second pod but only from 1 of the 3 buttons. It seems resume but nothing else from the right pod.

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Did you ever send it in for the cruise control recall?
No recall since my truck wasn't equipped with it factory.
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Did you ever send it in for the cruise control recall?
The recall is for the brake pressure switch under the hood. As it can leak, short, and burn the truck to the ground. Its also hot 24/7.
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Well when I did mine I did not install that switch and just gave a keyed hot to the wire to think it was there. I just have it working off the stop signal at the pedal/clutch and then the off button.
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I checked the wiring from the 6 pin brown connector to the cruise servo and they all work. That the art I hard wired. Everything else is in the column. Know of a way to check the cruise pod wiring or the clock spring?

Like I said, the resume button works on the self test but the set and coast don't.

Any advice is appreciated since I have this thing apart right now.
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So with a multimeter, I checked the wiring from the cruise pods to the 6 wire brown plug on the column side under the dash. There are only the two that control them. There is the DG/OG which is the Speed Control Switch Ground and the LB/BK which is the Speed Control Switch Input. I ran a wire from the plug at the servo to the cab where I could hook a multimeter to it. Both wires have a complete circuit from the pod wiring to the servo. I also checked the pods and they work. What gives? Its starting to **** me off. I know the servo had power. For some reason though the self test is showing that the servo can not see the set or cost button.

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Got it fixed
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What was it. How do you do that self test?
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After not figuring out what it was, I said f*** it and put it back together. I decided to do the self-test one more time and it actually went through everything like it should. Then I got 2 flashes. Found out a wire came undone under the dash to the clutch switch.

I got this from a posting of Bob.
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The following self-diagnostic procedure is from the 2002 Ranger shop manual but it works on many Ford years and models.



Do not start engine during this test. Transmission in Park or Neutral with parking brake applied.

Put the key in the ignition and hold the OFF button on the speed control then turn the key to the on position and then release the OFF button. This puts the speed control in diagnostic mode.

Within 5 seconds of releasing the OFF button, start pressing the buttons in the sequence shown below:
ON
RESUME
COAST
SET/ACCEL
(For each button pressed, the speed control light should flash ONCE, indicating that the pressed button is working.)

If, after pressing the last button (SET/ACCEL), the speed control light flashes:
2 flashes - defective brake pedal position sensor and/or a bad clutch pedal position sensor or the circuit is defective.
3 flashes - Brake deactivation switch is open or circuit is defective.
4 flashes - Vehicle speed signal is out of range or circuit is defective.
Immediately after the last flash code is complete, the speed control servo will pull the throttle open and then release it. This should be watched to check that the throttle and cable are not binding or inoperative for any other reason.

Although it is rare, it is also possible that this code could flash early during the diagnostic procedure.
5 flashes Speed Control Actuator defective.
Turn ignition switch to the off position after test.
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