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I just messed up my cruise control by Boostdreamer
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86 GT automatic w/air

I was putting my new brake booster in and I think I got something under the dash out of adjustment. Now my cruise control won't engage. There is a white plastic switch down there and I think that is what I bumped. Does anyone know what I need to do to get it going again?
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If the brake booster banjo was slightly shorter, the pedal would be closer to the floor and the pedal switches would think the brakes were on.

Just take both of the brake switches and pull them toward the tabs on the pedal so they are fully compressed with the pedal at rest.

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Originally posted by fieroguru:

If the brake booster banjo was slightly shorter, the pedal would be closer to the floor and the pedal switches would think the brakes were on.

Just take both of the brake switches and pull them toward the tabs on the pedal so they are fully compressed with the pedal at rest.



Ok thanks! I didn't know there were two switches.
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Here are the two switches in question. They both have plunger style buttons that are normally pressed in when the brake pedal is not pushed. When the pedal is pushed, the buttons are released and the brake lights are activated and the cruise control is canceled.



I had to adjust both of them a bit to be fully depressed against the brake pedal. That was what was wrong. The cruise control is working again!

Thanks to everyone and as always, plusses for everyone who participated (if you don't already have one)!!

EDIT: Guess what? Both of you already have plusses from me!

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It's absolutely amazing what you can learn on this Forum!
My cruise control system is all intact, but dosen't work. This simple fix may resolve my problem.
Thank you for sharing this on the Forum!
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Originally posted by canfirst:

It's absolutely amazing what you can learn on this Forum!
My cruise control system is all intact, but dosen't work. This simple fix may resolve my problem.
Thank you for sharing this on the Forum!


I always try to finish out my threads and include pics for the next guy. Glad this one is already helping someone. Please let us know if this fixes your problem. It is an easy job. No tools required. The switches will slide through the brackets like a zip tie going thru its lock.
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