2005 cruise control doesn't work

Asked by Sep 07, 2013 at 11:26 AM about the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Ultimate

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have checked the fuses.  When you turn on the cruise it doesn't not light up on instrument panel.

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Is the horn inop as well? If so, it's likely to have a clock spring that has gone bad. In the old days, there were 2 or 3 rings on the back of the steering wheel that made electrical contact and operated the Speed Control and horn. Since the advent of Airbags, a clockspring or wound ribbon cable is used. It's a little bit of a PITA: position the wheels straight ahead,Disconnect the battery, pull the Airbag, pull the steering wheel with a puller and there's the clock spring. Don't try to repair it - it's a safety item that's best replaced with a new one.

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Not to forget this one Tracy. Also have a RECALL out on the Cruise controls for all 05 thru 11 Mercs/vics/ an Lincoln TC's.

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The recall of which you speak is about Steering Control.

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Actually the recall specifies Steering, Brake controls, cruise control, and a computer reset. ( Liquidated an 07 ) when found out they were doing all this on a Steering Control recall

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Do you remember the recall number. My cruise ('05 Merc GM) doesn't want to turn on unless I manipulate the on/off switch a few times.

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