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Why does my Cruise Control light flash when engaging?

I was just in a little fender bender in my car and smashed in the front driver headlight assemble. The brakes were hit pretty hard just seconds before impact. Ever since this happened, Cruise Control won't engage, and the green light just flashes. All the lights have been replaced and are functioning.

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Its the brake system.
The flashing light tells you something is wrong with the cruise components. Could be the brake light switch, or the ABS if equipped.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012

  • Mike Capps
    Mike Capps Jul 21, 2012

    Any idea where I could find the brake light switch or what to look for with the ABS?

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jul 21, 2012

    The brake light switch for the rear lights is on the brake pedal. You need to have the computer scanned for trouble codes to find out why the light is flashing. My guess is something happened to the brake system that prevents the cruise control from working. You have to be able to disable the cruise by pressing on the brake pedal, and not having that option would keep the cruise from engaging. Its also possible something else was damaged in the wreck.

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Check your fuse panels both inside, and outside the vehicle, as well as the connections to the cruise control.

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make sure the previously replaced bulb was the correct one and is installed correctly. it is a short between the tail light circuit and brake light circuit, this could even be a faulty bulb or bulb holder, the cruise will cut out if the brake light comes on, even if you dont touch the brakes

Posted on Apr 26, 2011

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