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Old 08-30-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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F53 chassis cruise control problems

hello all im in need of some help diagnosing for a 1999 damon intruder cruise control issue it just stopped working does any one have a wiring diagram or a trouble tree to follow??? thanks in advance any help would be appreciated
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:24 PM   #2
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Mine doesn't work either. There was a Ford recall on them where they added a fuse and redid the wiring (to avoid electrical shorts and fires IIRC). (I haven't checked my fuse yet - it's wired up just below the master cylinder - it's down the priority list a bit.)

Here is a wiring diagram I found online. Hope it helps a little.

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Old 08-31-2015, 07:45 AM   #3
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WARNING - Ford Recall for cruise control - Switches can cause fire, even if the vehicle is just sitting there and not running.

Look under the hood and find your master cylinder. On the front is a switch, disconnect the plug from that switch.

If the recall has been complied with, the plug you just removed is actually a short adapter wire harness (installed by the recall) that has a couple fuses. If one of those fuses is blown, DO NOT REPLACE THE FUSE until you replace the switch on the master cylinder.

If yours doesn't have that short wire harness and fuses, disconnect the plug from the mater cyl switch and leave it disconnected until you get the recall complied with.

Take your VIN # to any Ford Dealer, NOW. Have them check to see if your Cruise Control recall has been complied with. The local ford dealer installed the mini harness on my Mirada out in the parking lot. Took them longer to fill out the warranty paperwork than it did to install the mini harness.

Do NOT reconnect that plug to the master cylinder switch until the recall has been complied with.

These switch can short out internally, just sitting there in your driveway. and the engine doesn't need to be running or the key in the ignition. When they short out, they melt all the wires and start a fire.
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Hey Thanks for all the response i found a blown 2 amp fuse and corroded fuse holder sooo doer that mean i cant just clean the holder and replace the fuse?? that what i was going to do
thanks rick
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I'd replace the switch on the mastercylinder, clean the connector, and try a new fuse.
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The switch is about 25 bucks at Advance Auto or NAPA auto parts. I think the part # is CCS1.

Unscrew the old one with new one in hand. You only lose a drop of fluid and don't need to bleed anything.

The recall says to NOT replace fuse WITHOUT changing switch.
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My coach apparently has the recall harness installed, with a bright orange tag noting the fuse is not replaceable. I'm thinking about testing the assembly to try to better locate the problem. My understanding is that the line to the switch is live at all times (why fires can start even if the ignition is off). So, first I'll do a voltage test to the supply end of the harness to be sure this is the case. If I have voltage there, I'll try the other end to see if the fuses are blown. If the fuses are good, should I assume the problem is up in the steering wheel controls? I really don't want to buy the replacement harness and switch if the problem isn't at that end..does this sound like the proper approach?

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Did you open the little rubber caps and find the fuses ?

If one is blown, you don't need a voltage test. If no blown fuse then check voltage thru the switch.

Mine had the orange tag that said NOT to change the fuses, if blown, until the switch was changed.

I replaced the switch and one blown fuse.
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As twinboat says. check the fuses. if you find one blown, replace the switch and the fuse.
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