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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Need info on cruise control systems

Yeah the title says it all...I need all the info I can get about a 97 LX cruise control system. More specifically, where the control module is (if there is one), the locations of all other parts like relays and sensors and what would be really helpful is a WIRING DIAGRAM. Any info is appreciated because I don't have any manuals for my car but maybe I'll grab one soon...

What I'm trying to do is see if I can use the momentary functions of the ON and OFF buttons on the left side of the steering wheel to control a circuit for auto/manual operation of the torque converter clutch. I have a basic circuit worked out with a toggle switch, but I figured it would be better if the switches were mounted on the steering wheel. Then, to keep the cruise control system functional, I would install On/Off switch(es) somewhere else on the dash.

Thanks for any info, if I can make this work then I may write up a tech article in the WiP forum.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 08:32 AM
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Here's some wiring diagrams from the 1997 EVTM:

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Ok, thanks for the wiring diagrams. Looks like the cruise control switches have a set of built-in resistors...but keep posting info...I might still be able to get this to work.
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If i have class tomarrow...i can look up all the pinpoint tests and w/d and so on...

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 11:03 PM
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Can anyone update the pictures please?

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Can anyone update the pictures please?

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Thread is almost 6 years old! Pictures are probably long gone.

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Thread is almost 6 years old! Pictures are probably long gone.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 04:16 PM
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Yes I would love to have updated pictures of where I can find the switches that commonly cause the cruise control to not work. I've been under my steering wheel for the last 3 hours and can't figure a damn thing that would have the switches on it
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To get the cruise to work: there is a switch on the brake pedal that shuts off the cruise when you apply the brakes. IIRC, it is the one up higher with only two wires.

Bypass that switch. I used a snap lock connector to connect the two wires together w/o cutting or disconnecting anything. Apparently, applying the brake breaks the connection. You will be bypassing that so it is always connected.

I thought there would be a down side, like having to use the on/off button for everything, or the brakes don't turn it off, brake lights on all the time, etc. Everything functions normally! Doesn't make any sense, but it works.

This was RobertP's suggestion when our old 96 Cougar's cruise didn't work. I also did it to our '04 CVPI. Fixed both of them, and they work great.

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The brake on/off switch is a redundancy to the travel switch (which I seem to recall is a 97 only thing). If you hotwire the travel switch closed, the BOO switch will deactivate cruise with brake input.

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In other words hot wire the two wires that plug into the the plunger switch?
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Yep.

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Thank you guys so much. I truly appreciate your time dealing with a newb such as myself immensely.
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