About Cruise Control Brake Release Switch Replacement
What is the cruise control brake release switch? The cruise control brake release switch is a switch that turns off your cruise control when your brake pedal is pressed. When you decelerate your vehicle while cruise control is turned on the cruise control module detects a loss of continuity and cancels the cruise control set speed. How do you know your cruise control brake release switch needs to be replaced? You are unable to set your vehicle to cruise control Cruise control occasionally cuts out while you are driving Cruise control does not immediately disengage when your push on the brake pedal How is the cruise control brake release switch replaced by a mobile mechanic? The trim panels above the brake pedals are removed to access the switch. The broken cruise control brake release switch is disconnected from vacuum line and removed and a new switch is installed, secured and reconnected to the vacuum line. The trim panels are re-installed and the cruise control brake release switch is tested for operation. The vehicle is also road tested. How important is is it to have your cruise control release switch replaced? If the cruise control brake release switch fails, it is still possible to turn the cruise control off by pressing the steering wheel cancel or off button, but to have the convenience of cruise control disengaging at the touch of your brake pedal, have your switch checked and replaced.