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Old 06-24-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hoping somebody can help. We just picked up a 1997 fleetwood southwind 32v. I noticed when we took it out for the first time the cruise control wasn't working. I assumed it was just a fuse but i see 2 fuse boxes under the hood and neither of them house a fuse for the cruise. Any ideas?
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Check under the dash and also make sure there's no lift out sections of the dashboard hiding a fuse panel. In the two panels you've discovered, did you find fuses for lights, heater fan, brake lights, flashers, radio, etc? If not, there's another fuse panel hiding.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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Hoping somebody can help. We just picked up a 1997 fleetwood southwind 32v. I noticed when we took it out for the first time the cruise control wasn't working. I assumed it was just a fuse but i see 2 fuse boxes under the hood and neither of them house a fuse for the cruise. Any ideas?

Your 97 on a ford F53 chassis by any chance?
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Your 97 on a ford F53 chassis by any chance?
Yes I believe it is the F53 chassis.

After speaking to couple people today i think the cruise was disconnected by the dealer a while ago due to a recall. It sounds like a call to my local Ford dealer can get it reconnected with the updated required parts. Now heres hoping i can get this done before our trip next week!
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1985 Winnie no Cruise

We discovered we don't have an active cruise control on our 1985 Winnebago Chieftan 33'. I went to download the wiring diagrams and they start in 1990, so I'm SOL there. Anyone have any suggestions on what to look for where??
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Yes I believe it is the F53 chassis.



After speaking to couple people today i think the cruise was disconnected by the dealer a while ago due to a recall. It sounds like a call to my local Ford dealer can get it reconnected with the updated required parts. Now heres hoping i can get this done before our trip next week!

Precisely the reason I asked. Simple fix of a new fuse on a harness. Good luck!
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We discovered we don't have an active cruise control on our 1985 Winnebago Chieftan 33'. I went to download the wiring diagrams and they start in 1990, so I'm SOL there. Anyone have any suggestions on what to look for where??
You will get more help when you tell us what make/model chassis you have.
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Might have some ideas for Textronics here. I had a '92 Allegro built on the Chevy P32 chassis (454 gas engine). I had an intermittent cruise issue. I did some searching and found a fuse panel under the dash on the right side that Allegro had put in when they built it. The power to that fuse panel was fed through a solenoid which was mounted on the forward side of the firewall, on the driver's (left) side of the veh. That solenoid was a constant duty cycle type. When you turned on the ignition key it would energize the solenoid and allow 12v power to the fuse panel under that right side of the dash. The cruise was fed from that fuse panel. The solenoid was failing and often didn't power up that fuse panel when the key was turned on. Your rig isn't that far from that Allegro in age so it might be similarly wired. I don't remember what other items were powered from that small fuse panel but it wasn't much because there wasn't anything else not working that I remember. If you find such a panel use a volt meter to check and see if it's getting power fed to it. Then turn the key on and see. If it isn't getting any power, or is intermittent, look for a solenoid up front there. If you do have to buy one make sure it's a 100% duty cycle rated, meaning it's okay to be energized all the time for long periods of time. Hope this helps somebody.
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Textronics, have you verified that the other parts are there and attached? Look for a vacuum operated pull cable attached with the throttle? Buttons on signal stalk or dashboard? I'm not sure how a '85 might be controlled, but make sure it's not more than just a pulled fuse.
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You might want to check the brake pedal. There is a switch on the pedal shaft to disconnect the cruise control when you touch the brake pedal. If the pedal isn't coming back up far enough to keep this switch closed, the cruise control won't work. Had that happen on a car once. Solution was to bend the bracket that the switch was mounted on so that it would function properly.

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Rear taillight is out, so looking at that first. The cruise control looks like a turn signal stalk, but it is in the left side of the steering column. It appears to be factory installed. I'll look for fuse once we replace the bulb. I know people mentioned the brake light failing might do it. Ours is backwards -- the brake light works, but the taillight does not. Strange.
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Might have some ideas for Textronics here. I had a '92 Allegro built on the Chevy P32 chassis (454 gas engine). I had an intermittent cruise issue. I did some searching and found a fuse panel under the dash on the right side that Allegro had put in when they built it. The power to that fuse panel was fed through a solenoid which was mounted on the forward side of the firewall, on the driver's (left) side of the veh. That solenoid was a constant duty cycle type. When you turned on the ignition key it would energize the solenoid and allow 12v power to the fuse panel under that right side of the dash. The cruise was fed from that fuse panel. The solenoid was failing and often didn't power up that fuse panel when the key was turned on. Your rig isn't that far from that Allegro in age so it might be similarly wired. I don't remember what other items were powered from that small fuse panel but it wasn't much because there wasn't anything else not working that I remember. If you find such a panel use a volt meter to check and see if it's getting power fed to it. Then turn the key on and see. If it isn't getting any power, or is intermittent, look for a solenoid up front there. If you do have to buy one make sure it's a 100% duty cycle rated, meaning it's okay to be energized all the time for long periods of time. Hope this helps somebody.
Hey Bob were you in South eastern Mn this past weekend? Saw a rig just like yours, @ our CG.
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