Why does my cruise on my 1998 Dodge Dakota only works when the weather is cold?

Asked by Nov 30, 2013 at 01:02 PM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When it is hot outside my cruise control only works sometimes but when the weather is cold it works all the time.  The only maintenance that was done in this area was that the dash was removed about four times when it was new for a raddle and I had problems with some of the electrical connections in other areas.  When it is hot it doies the following-Want come on, light comes on but will not work,working then quits but light stays on.  Very confusing----help!

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Sounds like a bad electrical connection. When it gets cold and contracts the connection is tight and it works. Since the dash was torn apart I'd check the connections at the base of the steering column and at the switch. HTH. - Jim

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