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Cruise Control Fuse

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BakoTruck, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Nov 28, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    Muddinfun

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    There is no dedicated fuse for the cruise control. The cruise control switches all send a different resistance to ground through 1 wire, through the clock spring. If the cruise wouldn't shut off from the stalk, that sounds like the clock spring to me, but that's strictly an opinion. IMG_1727.jpg
     
  2. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    The brake switch is down on the brake pedal assembly under the dash. If your brake lights are not getting stuck on then that isn't the issue.

    As stated earlier the Cruise Control is a function of the Engine Control Module ( ECU ) and has no dedicated fuse. If one of the fuses for the ECU were defective you would be having many other issues.
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    My 06 has similar issues. I confess I don't know what a "clock spring" is in this context - or if the spiral cable IS somehow the clock spring or just related to it. I'm going to continue searching, but if anyone knows a thread that spells this out - do tell.

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  4. Dec 3, 2018 at 3:43 PM
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    Clock Spring = Spiral Cable.
    It is the same device.

    Clock spring is misleading as it is not a spring at all.

    It is a ribbon cable ( or two depending on the radio controls or not ) wound up in a spiral format inside of a case. That is what allows you to turn the steering wheel and maintain the circuit connection between the Horn, Airbag, Radio Controls and factory Cruise Control.
     
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  5. Dec 5, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    Thanks everyone.

     
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  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Did you get it fixed?
     
  7. Feb 9, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Yeah! Finally got around to replacing the Spiral Cable, used a company from RockAuto.com. Speed Control came right back on during test drive, seems to work fine! Thanks everyone! Oh, and FYI for anyone thinking of replacing the (Spiral Cable/Clock Spring) on their own, it's a fairly easy task, don't be afraid. Just make sure to watch all the different Youtube videos, make sure you have all the tools on hand before you start, and make sure to disconnect the battery for at least 30 mins before you begin work. Have a good one.

    I like this Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VblczY9PzMc&t=313s
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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  9. Oct 4, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    Good info about the clock spring. Mine went out before the recall,lighting my airbag warning light, bought a new OEM part and self installed. A couple of years later, I got a refund for the $300 part! Had to write a letter and send a copy of my receipt, had to have the dealer inspect it, and got a check! The real reason I wanted to bump this old thread is to weigh in on the "partially blown fuse" debate. I work lift and vehicle maintenance at a small ski area that had a Trackless brand tractor/snowblower thing that was near the end of it's useful life. Great machine, it moved a lot of snow, but the wiring in it was really bad. Between the amateur wiring and the effects of time and corrosion, it would heat up some of the fusebox terminals so much that the solder inside the ends of the glass fuses would melt. The fuses would look fine and sometimes test fine but eventually fail .
     
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  10. Aug 15, 2020 at 5:26 PM
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    CC won’t work If brake lights are out. I’m having the same problem with an aftermarket CC assembly I installed.

    it only turns on when I turn the wheel left or right (which is useless on the freeway)... so I’m assuming it’s the clock spring. But horn works fine.

    the fuse associated with the CC as well as passenger airbag is the 7.5 amp ECU-2 fuse under the hood. Mine was blown which threw a passenger airbag sensor code.

    if unplug that fuse and plug it back in the CC works for about 2 drives. So I’m in the camp of conductivity causing a fuse to “sometimes” work, although, it is not the fuse itself.
     

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