1997 Taurus GL, generally very good condition, about 90k miles.
If someone has any comments here, I'd really, really appreciate it!
Symptoms: Brake lights off AND cruise control stopped working. The
little green "cruise" indicator on the dash comes on fine, but when you
try to set it to a speed, nothing happens when you release the gas (i.e.
car just slows down just as it would without cruise).
I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH BUT IT ISN'T!!!
What I've looked at:
- "Stop lamps" fuse: Checked it with light tester. FINE.
- Brake light switch: tested that one end has power - FINE! And other
end only has power when brake is pushed. FINE, switch working
perfectly, transmitting electricity when brake is pushed!
So that puts the problem somewhere "downstream" from the switch, or
potentially a wire right in the switch or nearby, didn't test those as
didn't want to do any invasive testing and the wires themselves *looked*
I'm thinking maybe there's another easy to replace switch somewhere
that's less obvious than the Brake Light switch.