1998 Wrangler cruise control problem

Tiny
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  • 1998 JEEP WRANGLER
I am installing a factory MOPAR cruise control kit into my 1998 jeep wrangler 67,000, 6cyl, auto, 4WD, only new tires and brakes as repairs. It runs great. I am having problems getting it to work. The service manual indicates that the steering wheel mounted speed control switches (left and right)must have continuity and specific resistance readings on verious settings. My original switches (new)gave no continuity, and no resistance readings. ZERO. Then I decided to order a new set of switches to solve this problem. They turned out to be the same as before. No continuity and no resistance readings whatsoever. Do I have four bad switches? And what do you recommend that I do next?
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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 AT 7:36 PM

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Tiny
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Are you testing them through the wiring in the column or removed from the wheel? There is a "clockspring" contact plate under the steering wheel for the switches
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 AT 8:15 AM
Tiny
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Jack: I have the switches removed and am checking for continuity across the wiring connection leads on the switches as specified in the 1998 wrangler shop manual. I get no continuity when I do this. The manual says that I should get continuity and various resistances as the various switches are engaged. I have the manuals sections (you need speed control and brakes)and can email to you If I knew how with this setup here. Carl
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
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Are you doing this with them plugged in?
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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No just like the manual says free standing on the bench. I also sent you 3 manuals to help with this problem to the webmasters email address. You should read these for more info.
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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If you have 4 switches that you cant get a continuity reading through, I would check the meter you are using, battery may be low.
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Thursday, July 19th, 2007 AT 7:36 AM
Tiny
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Jack The volt meter is not the problem already put in a new battaer an had my neighbor (electrical engineer) theck the swithcheswith his meter. Same result they are dead dead dead.

Have you received the 3 manuals that I sent to you via youe web master. You need to read these if you are going to help me.
Carl
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Thursday, July 19th, 2007 AT 8:01 AM

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