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Old 04-26-2021, 03:28 PM   #1
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Horn and Cruise Control Do Not Work

Just purchased 2011 Monaco Riptide in overall good condition. Neither the horn nor the Cruise Control system controlled at the steering wheel are operable. Could this be a fuse issue?

Any shared experience with diagnosis and repair would be much appreciated. Thanks all.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:38 PM   #2
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Hi Traveler,

I am also tracking down a cruise control issue on my coach. The current theory is that the problem is in the brake system, as you'll recall that a brake tap disengages the cruise. We're looking first at a problem with the switch connected to the brake pedal because that is so much easier to access than the wiring in the steering column. I note that you said that your horn also doesn't work, and I'll confess that I haven't tried the horn, but I fear that since the horn has nothing to do with the cruise system your problem is not connected with brakes. If you do not otherwise have a fuse block diagram, you can probably get one online.

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Old 04-26-2021, 03:56 PM   #3
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Not sure about the horn.

On many cars if the brake lights are out the cruise control don't work. Why? No idea.
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Old 04-26-2021, 05:30 PM   #4
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Or the horn wire is open somewhere. Or disconnected accidentally.

In my coach the cruise control buttons and the horn all use the same wire.
The steering wheel has a device (called a clock spring assembly) that handles the rotational motion of the steering wheel. Mine was open and was easily replaced.

The horn button grounds the wire, and each button just put a fixed resistor to ground... if i remember correctly 1000 oms for one of the buttons, 2000 ohms for the second button, and 4000 ohms for the third button.

My daily driver Toyota Camry uses the same idea, with 5 more resistor values that handle the 5 radio buttons.

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Here is a troubleshooting guide.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:08 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the ideas and suggestions on my horn and cruise control issues. I'll take a look at the clock spring first and go from there. I will try to post a follow up on results. Happy trails folks.
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