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Clockspring installed, but still no CRUISE Control

Worked all afternoon on my boy's 2007 Taurus. Got the horn fixed.....it was corrosion on the plug-in on the horn itself.
He had picked up a clockspring for 150 from O'reilly's (lifetime warranty),and he had the puller they loaned him, but it didn't work pulling the steering wheel. Wasted 2 hrs. on that silly thing.
Went to Auto-Zone and got a nice 3-jawed puller. It took no prisoners! Wheel popped right off. Finally got the clockspring installed and everything back together, but still no cruise control.
I had checked the ON/OFF switch on the wheel with an ohmmeter, and no continuity was seen between any of the pins.Is that a bad switch or does each of the 4 contacts stand by itself?
Thanks for any reply or ideas. don-ohio
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Worked all afternoon on my boy's 2007 Taurus. Got the horn fixed.....it was corrosion on the plug-in on the horn itself.
He had picked up a clockspring for 150 from O'reilly's (lifetime warranty),and he had the puller they loaned him, but it didn't work pulling the steering wheel. Wasted 2 hrs. on that silly thing.
Went to Auto-Zone and got a nice 3-jawed puller. It took no prisoners! Wheel popped right off. Finally got the clockspring installed and everything back together, but still no cruise control.
I had checked the ON/OFF switch on the wheel with an ohmmeter, and no continuity was seen between any of the pins.Is that a bad switch or does each of the 4 contacts stand by itself?
Thanks for any reply or ideas. don-ohio
The switch is simple, comes apart for cleaning of contacts. Mine, the "off" did not work on a used car I bought. Cleaned and it is fine. Contacts can be cleaned with a pencil eraser, but more likely something spilled sometime, like a soda. Clean with alcohol. Then assemble and test.

Best of luck.

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Have you run the CC self test?

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The switch is simple, comes apart for cleaning of contacts. Mine, the "off" did not work on a used car I bought. Cleaned and it is fine. Contacts can be cleaned with a pencil eraser, but more likely something spilled sometime, like a soda. Clean with alcohol. Then assemble and test.

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Thanks,ChartMaker! I did clean those contacts,both on the card and the brass ones in the rubber pad(but I didn't clean the right side switch with resume,set and coast).
I did not use an eraser,but just electrical contact cleaner and clean cloth.
Thanks for reminding me about the old school eraser technique. It's amazing how much you forget as time gets the best of ya.
Thanks,again. don-ohio (:^)
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Have you run the CC self test?
What is the test you speak of? Maybe I have brain cramp? LOL!
BTW,there were no CELs or airbag lights.
EDIT: Okay,I looked it up. Cruise Control self-test? How to perform this? Thanks,Jeff! don-ohio

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Thanks,ChartMaker! I did clean those contacts,both on the card and the brass ones in the rubber pad(but I didn't clean the right side switch with resume,set and coast).
I did not use an eraser,but just electrical contact cleaner and clean cloth.
Thanks for reminding me about the old school eraser technique. It's amazing how much you forget as time gets the best of ya.
Thanks,again. don-ohio (:^)
I also use household ammonia for cleaning as in the pic. Top half dipped in room temp ammonia for 20 minutes. After the pic, I did the other half. ~1900 clock movement, stored in a dirty area and the oil had hardened in the bearings, all stuck. Cleaned with mineral sprits but shafts still stuck. After ammonia, dried with a hair dryer and oiled. 6+ years, running perfect. I have used this on a number of applications including electric boards. Never had any issue. I have even cleaned small engine spark plugs by putting them in a measuring cup with ammonia and boiling in the microwave.

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Thanks for the ideas! I'm actually a little scared of ammonia,LOL! The ammonia we have at the plant is like 10 times the strength of household ammonia and will eat you alive (especially your lungs).
I know thise clock movements are tricky..... I 've fumbled thru a few repairs myself, using solvent followed by fish oil on the smaller ones. I'm handy but not an expert by any means. Thanks for the tips,ChartMaker! don-ohio (:^)

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