With my head by the pedals, how will I know what wires lead to the
steering wheel cruise control controls? I just want to make sure
everything is tight and to ensure electrical connectivity.
After that I guess I'll have to hire a pro to troubleshoot the
Probably the only two electrical connections that you will find easy
to examine are at the brake and clutch pedals, assuming you have a
manual tranny. The brake pedal has a switch that operates both the
brake lights and cuts off the cruise control. The clutch pedal's lower
switch cuts off the cruise control, too. There is actually a fair
chance that the problem is simply at one of these two switches. But to
check them, we are back to your needing a multimeter.
To help locate the switches, see
You can try to look at the wire connections at the cruise controller,
too, item 1 at:
But unless someone has been poking around down there, it's more likely
one of the CC switches (brake, clutch, steering wheel, main) failed. I
would not expect the actuator (located in the engine compartment) to
be very likely to fail.
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