Could anyone tell me how to replace the cruise control switch on my 2008 jeep compass? Where it is on the steering wheel is a bad place. I got into my car and smacked it with my knee and broke it. I have a Haynes manual but it tell me nothing. I have also search youtube and the internet. I just need to know if i should take it somewhere or is it simple enough to do myself. Thanks.

  • It's usually pretty simple to replace, but I've never done it on a Compass. Look on YouTube for "turn signal stalk" or "multi-switch" ... maybe your Google Fu just wasn't kicking in. :o) I'd look for you, but I'm only on my phone app. Jun 30, 2019 at 22:38
  • THANK YOU for the guide you posted. It was invaluable. I would add that a #25 Torx head bit, is the essential bit. The bolts on either side of the steering wheel to remove the air bag, are 10mm. :) I had to go looking for the right size torx bit & those can be really fun if you aren't sure where they went. ;) Leslea in Alberta.
    – Leslea
    Sep 22, 2020 at 5:49

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You'll have to remove the airbag from the steering wheel. There are screws on the side.

You MUST disconnect the battery negative terminal and let the vehicle sit for a few minutes before proceeding.

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Disconnect the electrical connector for the horn bracket and remove the 3 screws.

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Disconnect the cruise control stalk electrical connection, and the small screws that hold it.

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You may have guessed it: Assembly is simply the reverse of removal.

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