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Ok a couple more Newbie questions. First is I was looking at my in cab fuse box and in position 3 there is a 3 amp fuse that says throttle switch I have seen a couple posts where people have said they had them but pretty sure I don't as I don't have a pto on the truck.

Second, the reason I was looming in the fuse box is my cruise control doesn't turn on? Was thinking fuse but couldn't find anything that stuck out all other functions work as in the cruise is the only thing that is not working as far as I can tell. Any suggestions?

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i think theres one under the hood(fuse) for cruise,i could be wrong its been awhile.
 

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The cruise buttons also have been known to not work due to dirty contacts. You have to pull the horn pad to access them.
 

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Ford also had an issue with Cruise control on these trucks. A recall even. Just a thought.
 

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Ok a couple more Newbie questions. First is I was looking at my in cab fuse box and in position 3 there is a 3 amp fuse that says throttle switch I have seen a couple posts where people have said they had them but pretty sure I don't as I don't have a pto on the truck.

Second, the reason I was looming in the fuse box is my cruise control doesn't turn on? Was thinking fuse but couldn't find anything that stuck out all other functions work as in the cruise is the only thing that is not working as far as I can tell. Any suggestions?

Thanks again
fuse #3 is the3 amp Idle Validation switch fuse.
It is inside the cab.
on a 96 that is the only 3 amp.
Im not sure what year your working.
 

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Thanks for the fast replies. I will check the enginge compartment fuse box when I get home. Hopefully just a fuse. If not i'll get the horn cover off and check that. Not sure on the "what year your working" part? Did you mean what truck? It's a 96 F250. Thanks again! Btw do you know specifically what the recall was?
 

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Thanks for the fast replies. I will check the enginge compartment fuse box when I get home. Hopefully just a fuse. If not i'll get the horn cover off and check that. Not sure on the "what year your working" part? Did you mean what truck? It's a 96 F250. Thanks again! Btw do you know specifically what the recall was?
I did the cruise control recall and it fixed mine.
 

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Pulled the horn pad but couldn't remove the mounting screws......takes a 20 torx? All of witch are in my toolbox at work ha ha I HATE torx always come up in random places. Looked in my engine comp. Fuse box no blown fuses also no markings as to what fuses are to I have the og manual but it says nothingas well. I did cAll the closest ford dealer to see about a recall they where no help said I would have to bring it in to see. Gonna check the buttons at work tomorrow should I clean them with something?
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The sensor on the end of the master cylinder is what is under recall. If brake fluid leaks through it into the connector the cruise will not work.

Take the connector off and see if it is wet in the sensor connector.

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The sensor on the end of the master cylinder is what is under recall. If brake fluid leaks through it into the connector the cruise will not work.

Take the connector off and see if it is wet in the sensor connector.

Dave
Definantly wet now I guess it's time to take it in? Or is there a cheap diy?
 

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Nope. No easy DIY. Just take it in. They will fix it for free under warranty. If you don't get it fixed it could burn your truck up.
 

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Definantly wet now I guess it's time to take it in? Or is there a cheap diy?
DO NOT re-connect that plug until it is fixed. It is a potential fire hazard, even when the truck is off.
It is a recall from Ford and will be done at no cost. Search "cruise control recall" for details.
 

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DO NOT re-connect that plug until it is fixed. It is a potential fire hazard, even when the truck is off.
It is a recall from Ford and will be done at no cost. Search "cruise control recall" for details.
I actually have the harness with the in line fuse but the switch is fried so I have to replace the switch on the master cylinder $27 and I assume the fuse as well. Thanks for all the help fellas
 

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Just wanted to say thanks!! Cruise all fixed and info from another thread had me replace my third brake light as well.
 

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Thanks for the link. I need to get mine in for this.
Hey thanks fellas. The replacement harness they give for the recall doesn't fix the cruise but a 27 dollar replacement switch and adaptor harness does.
 
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