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This should be safe logically and based on personal experience. Most cruise control systems use engine vacuum to pull on the throttle cable and the vacuum is always there when the engine is on anyways, so there is nothing mechanical running behind your system switch. 2012 Mazda 3's have either electronic throttles or cable. The cruise control system with ...


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It appears to be a Rostra unit their site http://www.rostra.com/rostra-support.php has an extensive support page. That is why I asked about the tail lights, they mentioned it. I would go to the site input you vehicle info and click the support tab. They will give you step by step instructions included are calibration steps, which may be your issue.


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tl;dr: Safety. Why is this that way? What is the purpose of being able to deactivate it in 2 ways as well - using the master switch/button, and a separate "cancel" one next to the set/restore buttons? You're asking a control theory question that's easier to answer in pictures than in words. However, SE isn't great for diagramming so I'll try to ...


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I think your question may be misguided. The final effect you seem to be looking for is to be able to cruise at a specific speed while using the least amount of petrol, is that correct? This is absolutely possible in modern internal combustion engine cars. You don't do it by turning the engine off and on again, or by depressing the clutch to let the car ...


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The purpose of being able to deactivate your cruise control in two different ways (note: there are at least 3 including brake/clutch pedal switches/neutral safety switch) is that the cruise control system has two distinct 'deactivation states': 1) System off and disabled, like the off switch on your computer. No accidental press of the set/resume buttons ...


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As you say, the M52 engine does not have an electronic throttle. However, the M52 was available with cruise control, so retrofitting the BMW system will be the neatest solution (as a bonus, you'll get audio controls on the steering wheel!). BMW actually produced a standard kit for dealers to retrofitting cruise control, which makes your life easier. This ...


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There are actually choices for you out there. I'm not sure if these exact Universal Cruise Control units would work, but it should give you some ideas: Rostra Universal Electronic Cruise Control 250-1223 Another possible option: Audiovox CCS100 Universal Vacuum Cruise Control A buddy of mine installed one on his car (older Nissan) and it worked perfectly ...


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Did it stop working about the time you had the work done to your car (about 7 months ago I think you said)? Could be your mechanic didn't hook it back up, either physically or electronically. If so, take it back to that mechanic and have them take a look. You can check the photo you posted in your other thread, there are two cables which are to the right of ...


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Problem solved, here are two problems I had to fix The ECU option is the one after the BSI one, it doesn't have ECU in its name, just a code. If your cruise control stick does not have speed limit, do not activate it on BSI or in ECU. Does anyone knows how to trick the limit to allow it to work in 3rd gear under 35mph?


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You have two options: aftermarket cruise, factory cruise Aftermarket: Most car alarm/stereo installation shops will be able to get and install aftermarket cruise control. You can order them online such as here Factory: General Motors Usually only has one wiring harness for the vehicle, meaning the vehicle with all the options has the same wiring ...


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This sounds like a bad switch. Assuming the main cruise control system is responding but you aren't getting set, reset, coast, etc., then it's likely that one or more of the internal contacts has broken or come loose. Annoyingly, those control stalks are integrated units. Easy to replace but not cheap.


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As most people are aware pressing the brake pedal deactivates the cruise control.I don't know about Accords but some vehicles use a second switch on the brake pedal arm for the cruise cut off. If this is your case your brake lights would work but the cruise control would be disabled.


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Thanks everyone for the information...Here's what I learned: The recall was issued after my issue -- it created a potential stuck throttle situation. Different problem that affects the same system. I verified that the switch under the brake moved freely. I verified that no fuses (particularly brake light fuse or computer fuses) were bad. No codes made it ...


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Sounds like it could be anywhere between the button, and the module. The first step should be to read the codes, and ensure nothing is calling for a fault. The next step, if no codes are found, is to check the switch. The reality is that troubleshooting this at home can be difficult without the proper equipment. This list of Mazda OBD-II Trouble Codes does ...


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Not sure if this helps, but for BMW Z3s they made a kit that allowed for you to just basically plug it in. I installed one once, and remember the kit costing like a couple of hundred bucks. I recommend going to dealership, get estimate, and then see if it has a part number you can cross reference for the kit to see if there are cheaper options online, or ...



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