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Old 02-19-2011, 01:23 PM
Tullphan Tullphan is offline
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Default Replaced Cruise Control switches...Houston, I may have a problem! *EDIT* I fixed it!

I've got a 2000 Ranger XLT w/the Flex Fuel 6 cyl.
OK...my old CC switches dried up & refused to work. I went through Amazon & ordered the correct replacements.
I followed the instructions online & got the steering wheel cover off without a hitch.
I was unable to pry off the connector on the "on/off" side...the wires came off the connector. I was able to remove the connector on the other side as well as the connectors on the new switches. I tried pushing the wires back on the connector on the "on/off" side & hooked it back up. I then couldn't remember if the ground wire on the "on/off" side was on top of the assembly or underneath. I ended up putting it underneath...next to the metal.
I got everything put back together & took it out, but the CC wouldn't work. The horn works & the lights on the CC switches do work, however.
Now what?
Help will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-19-2011, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Replaced Cruise Control switches...Houston, I may have a problem!

do you have any pictures?
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:49 AM
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Default Re: Replaced Cruise Control switches...Houston, I may have a problem!

Tell me what kind of pics you want & i'll take them.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:55 AM
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Default Re: Replaced Cruise Control switches...Houston, I may have a problem!

Dude, hate to say thise but with those wires ripped out, you will probably have to replace the CC wiring. Pick that up at a junkyard
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: Replaced Cruise Control switches...Houston, I may have a problem!

I got the wiring harness that came with the new CC switches.
I just hate the thought of pulling the steering wheel (or hiring someone to do it that's more learned than I).

*EDIT* I took it apart again, took the wires off the plug on the "On/Off" side & meticulously put them back onto the plug one at a time, re-assembled everything, took it out for a spin & it worked!
The wife's happy, therefore i'm happy!

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