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Cruise Control does not work. PROBLEM FOUND

My cruise control is not working on my truck. How would I fix the problem. I checked the fuse and it was fine. What else could be the problem? My dad and I believe what ever the problem is also is causing the trailer brake controller problems. Any suggestions what so ever would be great.

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

Are your brakes lights working? A bad (or misadjusted) stoplight switch will cause the cruise control to not work.

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My brake lights are working. How would I adjust the stoplight switch or check it for proper placement? What else could cause the cruise not to function? I wonder how hard it would be to replace the brake switch? The switch atleast sounds like it could be the problem with the cruise and the trailer brake unit.

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

I don't think it's the brake switch if all of your brake lights are working. Did you check the 3rd brake light also? Any brake light out will cause the cruise not to work.

Also, check your fuse for it.

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I don't think it's the brake switch if all of your brake lights are working. Did you check the 3rd brake light also? Any brake light out will cause the cruise not to work.

Also, check your fuse for it.
Please don't tell that to mine. I have one of the two bulbs out on the CHMSL, and my cruise is still working.

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It's an Isuzu. Nothing is as it should be. :D

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I don't think it's the brake switch if all of your brake lights are working. Did you check the 3rd brake light also? Any brake light out will cause the cruise not to work.

Also, check your fuse for it.
Please don't tell that to mine. I have one of the two bulbs out on the CHMSL, and my cruise is still working.
I don't know that the truck cares about the CHMSL, though. I'm with you, one of my bulbs in it is out and the cruise works fine....but I wonder if disconnecting the bulbs in the actual tail lenses would affect the cruise or if its only the failure of the brake switch that affects it.


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With advancements in technology over the years, it wouldn't surprise me that they have this issue remedied finally. Used to be, even 1 bulb of a multiple bulb brake light fixture would affect the cruise control. They may have finally sophisticated things to ignore minor changes in voltage.

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I don't know that the truck cares about the CHMSL, though. I'm with you, one of my bulbs in it is out and the cruise works fine....but I wonder if disconnecting the bulbs in the actual tail lenses would affect the cruise or if its only the failure of the brake switch that affects it.
After reviewing the schematics, only the brake switch affects cruise control, not the lights themselves.

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

I took the truck to a mechanic today and he checked the brake switch and wiring and that problem was crossed off the list. The switch was adjusted correctly, all the wires were connected and all the fuses checked out. He informed me to have a GM computer check out the trucks computer to see if the trucks computer logged a problem. He also mentioned Chrysler had a recall that the clock spring needed replaced when the cruise and horn did not work which confuses me how they are connected. Any ideas at this time are being taken. I have all LED light bulb replacement, would that affect anything? I hooked the trailer up today and when I turned on the emergency flashers my 3rd brake light started flashing which I have never seen before. Thanks everyone so far for suggestions.

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

ssgjurista, you said you checked the wiring schematic. What other items could affect the cruise?

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

The cruise control switch itself, even the PCM.
http://www.naskie18.com/colorado/schema ... ontrol.pdf

I remember a while back members were having an issue with their wipers. One cause was a pinched harness in the steering column going to the turn signal/multi-function lever.
Just throwing that out there so you can check into it since the cruise switch wires are in the same harness.

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

There are also a series of plugs above and to the left of the brake pedal. I disconnected mine while hunting a wire, and it disabled my cruise control. Check those plugs and make sure all the connections are proper.


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I took the dash panel off the check the wiring. I discovered a purple and green wire with a blue connecting head unhooked but do not see a place for it to plug into. What does it do and where does it go?

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Re: Cruise Control does not work. Suggestions please

After sliding backwards pulling a trailer down a hill (Avoided Jack-knifing BARELY) my cruise stopped working. I checked the tail lights and they were out. Grabbed a few fuses and saw no issues so I was quite worried.

Went through the owners manual and noticed there is a "STOP" fuse on the far right side hidden between two larger breakers. I pulled that and it was burned. Removed the trailer wires and spare brake light wiring (for the topper) anything that could have caused the short. Replaced the trailer connecter (trailer side), fuse and fired it up and lights worked all the way around and cruise was engaged.

With your lights working sounds like this is not the problem but I think there are a lot of fuses and relay's that tie into the cruise control and effect it. Best thing and easiest would just to go fuse by fuse and check any additional wiring. In my case the connector on the trailer broke and bonded a couple wires while the trailer was almost jack-knifed and caused a short.

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I took the dash panel off the check the wiring. I discovered a purple and green wire with a blue connecting head unhooked but do not see a place for it to plug into. What does it do and where does it go?

Can you take some pictures of what the wires are and where they're located?


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Here are 2 pictures of the plug. I am going to the shop tomorrow and have the truck checked. I have checked all the basic items (brake switch and adjustment, pulled every fuse in the fuse box, traced the brake unit wires, checked the wires under the dash for wires rubbing or coating removed, all the lights are functioning, replaced the 7 way on the truck and on the trailer I replaced the plug and traced all the wires and connections). My truck occasionally is turning over 2 or 3 times and then starting and resets the clock. If the mechanic finds what the problem is I will let everyone know if I don’t get it fixed tonight which is doubtful. The wire is located just to the left of the brake pedal.

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The problem with the cruise control was the LED lights I installed. I put the stock incadecent lights back in and the brake unit on the trailer works correct and the cruise works. Never thought of the lights because I didn't use cruise until I started traveling which was a while after I installed the LEDs. I feel like an idiot, the simpliest thing I checked last.

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The problem with the cruise control was the LED lights I installed. ...I feel like an idiot, the simpliest thing I checked last.
IMHO, I think more problems are created by some mods than they are worth.

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I agree with you FrugalRado "I think more problems are created by some mods than they are worth. " I enjoy the picture!

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