Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 01-09-2010, 07:41 AM
BretSV BretSV is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 6
Default Cruise control buttons hard to press

Car is a 1998 V6 XLT, with the factory steering wheel mounted cruise control. The cruise buttons have always been fairly difficult to engage and disengage, as in you have to push on them very hard. Now it has gotten a lot worse, to the point that to turn it on or off I have to take both hands, and push the button so hard that my thumbs literally bruise.

I would guess I just need to replace the cruise control button assembly, however it is sold, but it appears I would need to remove the steering wheel and airbag to do that. Has anyone encountered this issue and been able to fix it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-09-2010, 08:15 AM
davidjsouth davidjsouth is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 548
Default

My steering mounted cruise control quit working altogether. But I don't travel far distances.
__________________
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4x4
4.0 Liter (6 cylinder)
"When I grow up I want to be an F150"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-27-2010, 07:29 PM
RBFord11 RBFord11 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
Default Re: Cruise control buttons hard to press

The control housing on the left side of my steering wheel (On/Off) is broken. The buttons still work, but the plastic bracket is broken.

Did you have any luck finding out how to replace the plastic bracket and where to buy one?

Thanks,
__________________
RBFord11
'89 XLT Ranger, Reg Cab, 7' Bed
'98 XLT Ranger 4x4, Ext. Cab, 4.0
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-27-2010, 07:45 PM
Pbav8tor Pbav8tor is offline
Flyin High

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,868
Default Re: Cruise control buttons hard to press

Remove 2 screws on the sides of the collum and the airbag comes off. The cruise control buttons are held on with 2 screws. Very easy to remove and/or replace. Pick them up at the jy for cheap.
__________________
03 RANGER EDGE 3.0
60/40 Seat Mod, Expo Full Console, Expo Mod Diff Cover, Thunderbolt Signal Mirrors, Flowmaster, Billet Grills, One Piece Halo Projector Headlights, HID Fogs w/Halos,
LED Lightbar, Euro Taillights, Interior Accents Painted, OHC, Indigo Cluster, 7" LCD Headunit, Mustang Dome Light, Manik Brush Guard
PNW CREW
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repair your cruise control, 94 xlt FRTruckNut Electrical Tech 7 07-03-2012 01:24 PM
cruise control light went out :( Ranger_EDGE Interior Tech 2 11-03-2009 11:32 PM
How To: 98-00 Cruise Control Pod Lighting Fix/Mod 99offroadrngr Interior Guides 0 10-01-2009 02:01 PM
cruise control kb4422 Electrical Tech 30 07-27-2009 05:40 PM
cruise control bigblock119 General Tech 0 06-15-2009 07:35 AM