Cruise control suddenly stopped working

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD RANGER
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My cruise control all of a sudden stopped working. I checked the corresponding fuse and it's fine. What next?
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 6:49 PM

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Tiny
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Are the brake lights working? Also, does the cruise control indicator light flash or come on when trying to set speed? Nine times of of ten if the fuses are good and the brake lights are working the problem is in the clock spring of the steering wheel which controls the cruise via the steering wheel. Here is a guide to show you what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-clock-spring-removal

Here is a guide to help you confirm the failure and the cruise control wiring diagrams below so you can see how the system works.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.

Cheers
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Yes the brake lights work and no the cruise control indicator light does not light up on the instrument panel when I try to set it.
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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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Yep that is an indication the clock spring has gone bad.
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Sunday, July 4th, 2010 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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I checked the corresponding cables and everything appears to be working just fine. So I got the clock spring and replaced it (had to remove the steering wheel) cost me $78.00 all fixed!
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 9:44 AM
Tiny
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your time and knowledge. It helped me know where to look and how to look. You were very helpful.
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Ran self diagnosis and it showed two flashes which means bad BPP or bad CPP. How can I tell which switch is bad? So do I have to replace both?
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I would be getting the system scanned with a quality scanner to confirm OBD 2 codes, do this first.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Local parts stores such as O'Reilly and AutoZone tell me their scanners will not put out any results without a check engine light glowing. I suppose this means going to the Ford dealer and paying dearly to have them figure it out. Is there a better idea than going to the dealer?
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The codes will stay set in the memory until they are erased. Manually you should be able to get a code.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My cruise control just all of a sudden stopped working. I checked all the fuses. What could be the problem?
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check your brake lights to see if they are still working.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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SW5928 cruise control switch replacement instructions 2002 Ford Ranger w/h airbag.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 2:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I would recommend a shop do this job.

Disconnect battery and wait thirty minutes, undo covers on side of steering wheel remove screws for airbag, disconnect airbag, remove screw for steering wheel, get puller, pull steering wheel and remove back of steering wheel and change switches. Reassemble changing the steering wheel screw making sure you torque all bolts to factory specs, reassemble, retest and road test.

Not something for a basic shade tree mechanic IMO.
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