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Old 05-11-2011, 12:53 AM
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Default How to Replace Broken Cruise Servo Cable

Caution: Please note that by performing this fix, FRF and I will not be responsible for it, This is a mod that if done wrong may cause your throttle cable to get stuck, SO AGAIN I CAUTION YOU TO DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. (of course this is a easy and straight forward fix, any mishap should be limited) Good Luck

Tools Needed:

1- Time: 10 minutes
2- Flathead screw drivers
3- Throttle cable replacement



Hey folks just finished this fix tonight. Recently I installed a oem cruise control. It was pretty straight forward, However what has since transpired is a broken cable end. Let me explain. since the parts were from the junkyard, My plastic piece that hooks onto the throttle mount broke off. Over time they get brittle and this is the end result. Of course mine I guess was on it's last leg since being exposed to the elements and heat out in the yard, so it was doomed to fail soon.

P.s Why did Ford not make the plastic end piece metal


So lets get on to the writeup

First here is the unit before any change



As you can see the plastic end piece has chipped, resulting in it not being able to keep it's hold onto the throttle housing.



Another pic


First take a look at the new cable and see how it is put together, of course there is nothing to it, but this is a precaution everyone should take. "Better Safe than Sorry"

Next take a clip panel remover or small flathead screwdriver and push this tab in, it will release the black cupeling.



Than look very closely as their is a holding pin keep the cable locked into the cupeling housing.



Remove Cable



Now remove entire cupeling from servo unit



Take new unit out of pack.



Now replace cable in the same position as when you took it out.



Once inserted, you than turn the cupeling to the left and it snaps into place.




Now pat yourself on the back and you are all done


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Old 05-11-2011, 09:50 AM
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just wondering, when im driving sometimes my CC doesnt engage. i will push off and than on button followed by cruise control button but the light just does a quick flash on and then its gone and it didnt engage. i haveto push it a lot of times and sometimes it never works. i do have the red cap modulator which is supposed to be recall but i called and they said i was no to worry about it so thats still the same.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:27 AM
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Excellent writeup. Thanks Bru!

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:51 AM
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Awesome write up Bru!


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just wondering, when im driving sometimes my CC doesnt engage. i will push off and than on button followed by cruise control button but the light just does a quick flash on and then its gone and it didnt engage. i haveto push it a lot of times and sometimes it never works. i do have the red cap modulator which is supposed to be recall but i called and they said i was no to worry about it so thats still the same.
That thing you're referring to is your cruise control deactivation switch. All that thing does is deactivate cruise control when you press the brakes.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:17 AM
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soooo would this fix my issue?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:24 AM
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My cruise control used to work also, no when I press the buttons it does nothing. It lit up once, and then after than never again. Somehow the cruise control cable came un done but reattached that, but still nothing. All the fuses look fine...
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:52 PM
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There is a switch that goes from the steering wheel to a plug, this switches go bad, you would have to take off your airbag and follow the switch and replace, all will be good once you do that, ask me how i know.


if you push the on button and nothing happens, theirs your problem.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:35 PM
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well i push the on button and than the cruise button and the light flashed on but than goes right off and doesnt work. some times it works others times it flashes and i just push it a lot and eventually works
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
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it's your switch, follow the procedures i explained and you will get results little brother.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:16 AM
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ok thanks dude!!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:57 PM
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let me know if you need another switch okay
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:09 PM
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will do buddy. i wont be checking it out until next week but i will let you know what the issue is!
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I know this is an old thread but I'm wondering where I can get a replacement cable, I have looked everywhere and can't find one , dose anyone know where to get one thanks!

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 AM
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let me know if you need another switch okay
Do you have a part number or a link to order from?
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