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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Cruise Control Not Working

The other day I was on the interstate with the cruise control on. I had to tap the brake because of a slow car. When I went to engage the cruise the green light came on and then imediently went off and the cruise has not worked since. I checked the fuse under the hood and it was good. Any idea what could have caused the cruise not to work?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 05:55 PM
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Check to see if your brake lights are working. A defective brake light switch can prevent the Cruise Control from operating. No information about your truck, but if you have a manual transmission there is also a clutch position switch that deactivates the Cruise Control.
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The brake lights are working and it has an auto trans.
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Cruise Control Release Switch, item 6: BRAKE PEDAL MOUNTING | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick
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Hi nathan_w1,

I'm sorry to hear of this problem with your cruise control. I will be glad to look further into this for you. Feel free to send us a private message referencing your concern if any extra help is needed. Thank you.

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Kristen, why don't you look first before posting and see that there is a GM recall on that brake light switch?

To the OP.

There is a recall on that switch mounted the brake pedal. GM will replace it for free if you tell them about the recall. A new aftermarket one is only $15.00 and it is a 5 minute job to replace it. So you might want to just replace it yourself and eliminate the hassle with a dealership visit. If you go to a dealership leave you credit card at home where they can not get at it.

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The OP said that the brake lights are working, so that may rule out the brake light switch as the cause of his cruise control issue.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 03:37 AM
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Yes, but the switch may be intermittent. He said the failure started after stepping on the brakes while the cruise was engaged. I suggested replacing the switch because it is cheap, easy to replace, and a known failure item on the Colorado. (I'm guessing)

The only other suggestion I have would be to disconnect the battery for at least one hour to reset the ABS and PCM computers.

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Auto's have 2 switches stacked on top of each other at the brake pedal arm, one for brakes and one for cruise. Either one dying will cause this. $6 part 30 second install.

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So it took a while, but I finally got around to changing the switch on the brake pedal. Unfortunately, the cruise still doesn't work. Any new ideas?
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Are you having any problems with your torque converter not locking up at highway speed? I bring it up because a few months back my torque converter would not lock up which caused the cruise control to not engage. Like Goros said, there's 2 switches above the brake pedal. One for brake lights and one is the cruise release switch, which so happens to be the "lock up torque converter" switch as well. Anyways, I just replaced the switch and the cruise and torque converter have been fine since.
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No problems from the torque converter. I changed the switch on the brake pedal and it still doesn't work.
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I realize this thread goes back a couple of years, but I am having the "cruise control not working problem". Turns out one brake light was out but replacing it did not fix the problem. Before the cruise stopped working pushing the set button accelerated the truck like the slide would normally do. I am curious if anyone else has had this happen. Also could the off switch next to the brake switch cause this problem? Is it possible there is a sensor causing this problem? Thanks ahead of any response.

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The switch next to the brake light switch is the cruise control release switch, part number 15109338. If you have a manual transmission there is also a switch at the clutch.

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Thanks cart. I did read a lot about that switch.

But how about the "set" button functioning like the accelerator switch? Has anyone seen that before? When I pushed it the truck accelerated. Then the cruise quit.

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Just wondering....did you run it through a car wash.. I have read other threads and one of them mentioned the crappy gasket in the 3rd break light leaking and causing this problem. It happened to me, my cruse went out right after I ran my truck through a jet spray wash, I checked fuses, break switch and then read about this so I took off the cover and sure enough, water. I dried it out and cleaned it up, put a hair dryer on it to make sure it was good and dry, put it back together and wala it worked...just a thought.
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Yes I do go thru thru the car wash. But the light is working. I did change that bulb a few months back. I will check it out.

I am still curious about the set button accelerating the truck.

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That is not an issue that has come up before, that I know of. Points to a problem in the Multifunction Switch.
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I hope you realize that the slide switch is a resume switch. If the the last time you dropped out of cruise you were doing a higher speed, then when you push the slider it will re-engage and accelerate to the previously set higher speed. This sounds like what you are describing.

If the ignition was turned off since he last time the cruise was used, the cruise forgets the previously set higher speed.

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n9, I do know that. When I tried to set the speed with the button it acted like the accelerator function of the slide.

cart7881, I was hoping it had come up before.

I guess I will change to switch on the brake pedal and see if that works. Then it most likely be the to change out the turn signal/cruise arm.

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