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Old 06-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Cruise Control Not Working

I have a 2009 Damon Outlaw with the W24 chassis that we purchased about 8 months ago. Occasionally the cruise control has not worked over the last few months at random times however it now does not work at all. I searched the forum for ideas and saw that I need to check the brake and e-brakes for a sticky switch but since I currently I have a broken foot it will be my wife doing the checking so I am looking for advice on what she should be looking for and if there are any other wiring/fuses or issues to check.
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The brake switch is located somewhere above the brake pedal. It controls the brake lights and the cruise control will disengage if the brake lights come on. It is easily adjustable. The first thing I would check is to apply light pressure to the brake pedal until the brake lights comes on. If the pressure is too light the smallest bump could disengage the cruise. You can adjust the brake switch to use a little more pressure to apply the brake lights.

Once that is done, I would look for a fuse under the dast for the cruise....it a bear to get ot that panel on my W20. Hope your W24 is easier
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Scott/Jess, for a quick check, next time it fails to engage, give the brake pedal a lift with the toe of your shoe... My 04 WH will do this on occasion, and a "lift" will allow engagement... Further, if thats the problem you will need to find the cause...rgr...
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This is my experience after my cruise quite on my 82 Pace Arrow 454.
After changing the plugs and checking things over I noticed that one of the vacuum lines on the carb had come off. We put it back on and the next day we took it out for a test drive and wala the cruise worked. I never thought that one had anything to do with the other but I guess it does.
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I believe the cruise control on the W24 is electronic not vacuum
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Scott/Jess, for a quick check, next time it fails to engage, give the brake pedal a lift with the toe of your shoe... My 04 WH will do this on occasion, and a "lift" will allow engagement... Further, if thats the problem you will need to find the cause...rgr...
This.

I had the same problem this spring. After adjusting the brake switch (the brake lights were off, but the switch was still depressed enough to kill the cruise) a touch, and lubricating the linkage of the brake boost unit, the problem went away.
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Shadow where is the linkage to the brake boost unit, is that also by the pedal? Sounds like it couldn't hurt to give that a squirt of silicone while I am down there..
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Under the hood.

On mine, a W22, behind the brake pedal is a push rod. This rod goes through the firewall into the brake boost (Hydro-Max) unit. There is some linkage there (they call it "Brake Bell Crank) that changes the "push" from the pedal 90* into the booster and the master cylinder. That is the linkage I am referring to. On chassis' built after 17 May 04, there is also a grease fitting on the crank. Unfortunately, mine doesn't have that. Yours should, so shoot a squirt of grease in it and see if that helps.

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This.

I had the same problem this spring. After adjusting the brake switch (the brake lights were off, but the switch was still depressed enough to kill the cruise) a touch, and lubricating the linkage of the brake boost unit, the problem went away.
wrap some electrical tape around the brake pedal arm where the brake light switch plunger touches. apparently, the end of the switch plunger wears. my moho only had about 8k miles when i bought it with this problem.
if the tape works, you need to adjust the switch plunger by turning it out 1/2 turn or more.
it is necessary to remove the electrical connectors to the switch. it was difficult to remove the connectors. it has a locking device which i defeated with a small screwdriver.
i used a multi-meter to adjust my switch. i reinstalled the connectors only after the switch was properly adjusted.
i made a detailed post about how i did this. it should be in the archives of this forum.
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Here is Dan L post of fix, now you have to get on your back and head near brake pedal,its not easy.
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Dan L post of fix[/URL], now you have to get on your back and head near brake pedal,its not easy.
And that is why I should have the wife do it ... Funny because of the broken foot she was pumping the gas in the motorhome other day while I sat up front and I could just see all the Costco gas customers thinking... "what an ass that guy is!"
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Problem now solved but there were a few steps involved. First was to test the brake pedal/brake lights. To my initial shock (no pun intended) I found that I had no brake lights so I am glad this problem cropped up. The solution to that was a fuse that was blown. Not sure how long the fuse has been that way nor can I think of any problem that would have caused it to blow but I will be monitoring it carefully in the future.
My second step was to lube the zerk fitting at the bell crank.
It was time to take a test drive and see if the cruise worked. I found unless I pulled the brake pedal back towards myself with my foot the cruise would not engage so that confirmed I needed to adjust the plunger. On my rig it was very easy to access the plunger. I have turned the plunger in two turns and will give it a test drive tomorrow but I have a good feeling it is going to work great.
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