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I have a 1993 bronco with a 5.0 and m5od(manual) transmission. My cruise control hasn't worked since I got the truck and was wondering what to check that might fix the problem. I have no lights on the dash, when the buttons are pressed no lights light up, and the horn still works. any thoughts or test I could run? Clock Spring? Vacuum Lines?
 

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I don't know much about the 93 but i had a cruise problem on another 90's ford that ended up being the brake light switch. Not sure if ford was still using a vacuum dump in 93 or if it had moved to full electrical...
 

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The Speed Control Servo/Amplifier Assembly uses a servo motor working through a magnetic clutch to move the throttle through the Actuator cable. Diesel trucks from '94.5-up have no servo - the speed control function is integrated into the PCM.

The Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module (located in the Instrument Cluster) sends a speed signal to the input of the Speed Control Servo/Amplifier Assembly through the 679 (GY/BK) wire. This signal tells the Amplifier the vehicle's current speed.

To operate the Speed Control System, the ignition switch must be in RUN and vehicle speed must be greater than 30 mph (R/LB & Gy/Bk greater than ~67Hz). The System is turned on by pressing the Speed Control Switch ON. Do not activate the speed control with the transmission, transaxle, or transfer case in NEUTRAL. This could result in the engine over-revving.

Pressing and releasing SET/ACCEL or COAST sends a command to the Speed Control Amplifier. If the system is on but not active, this command makes the vehicle's current speed the set speed.

Pressing and holding SET/ACCEL (LB/Bk ~680ohms to DG/Or) while the system is on and active increases the vehicle's speed as long as SET/ACCEL is depressed. Releasing SET/ACCEL gives the System a new set speed to maintain. Vehicle speed may also be increased by depressing the accelerator until the higher speed is reached, then depressing and releasing SET/ACCEL. Tapping SET/ACCEL while the system is on and active increases set speed by 1mph (1.6kph) per tap.

Pressing and holding COAST (LB/Bk ~120ohms to DG/Or) while the system is on and active decreases the vehicle's speed as long as COAST is depressed. Releasing COAST gives the system a new set speed to maintain. Tapping COAST while the system is on and active reduces set speed by 1mph (1.6kph) per tap down to a minimum of ~30mph.

Pressing OFF turns off the System (LB/Bk shorted to DG/Or). The System is also turned off when the Ignition Switch is turned OFF (Wh/Pu NOT POWERED).

Depressing the brake pedal (Tn/LB greater than 9V to R/LB) cancels the speed controls. The Deactivator Switch also operates (R/LG less than 9V to R/LB) when the brake pedal is depressed. This is a backup device that releases the servo and cancels the system. In vehicles with manual transaxle, the Clutch Switch opens (Tn/LB greater than 5ohms to R/LB) when the clutch pedal is depressed and cancels the system.

When the System has been cancelled by depressing the brake (Tn/LB greater than 9V) or clutch pedal (Tn/LB greater than 5ohms to R/LB), the last set speed may be resumed by pressing RESUME (LB/Bk ~2200ohms to DG/Or). RESUME will not work if OFF has been depressed or with car speed below ~30 mph or if the key has been cycled to OFF since the last system activation.

The cruise servo pins are:
1 - Or/LB - Cruise Set Indicator Lamp Ground Output for 12V incandescent '96 Taurus (or SCP pos)
2 - UNUSED (or SCP neg)
3 - Gy/Bk - VSS input
4 - Tn/LB - BOO & CPP input
5 - LB/Bk - Control Switch Input
6 - Bk - Control Switch Discrete Ground (may not connect to any other circuit)
7 - Wh/Pu - Switched Power
8 - UNUSED
9 - R/LG - Servo Clutch Power (SCCDS) Input
10 - Bk - Ground
NOTE that some diagrams label the pins in reverse, so observe wire colors.

Visual inspection is an important part of diagnosis. When performing visual inspection, check all items for abnormal conditions. Look for such items as bare, broken or disconnected wires. For the speed control to function properly, the servo (throttle actuator) and throttle linkage should operate freely and smoothly. Any concerns found by the visual inspection should be corrected before further tests of the speed control system are made. The following items should be inspected.
  • If the amber RABS indicator in the instrument cluster stays lit when the ignition switch is in the RUN position, then refer to servicing the rear anti-lock brake system before continuing with the speed control diagnostics.
  • Does the horn work? If not, check the horn circuit fuse, horn relay and horn circuit wiring.
  • Do the stoplamps light when the brake pedal is depressed? If not, check the stoplamp circuit fuse, stoplamps, wiring and stoplamp switch.
  • Look for loose or unseated speed control servo connector pins.
  • Check for broken wires at the connectors.
  • Check for speed control servo cable adjustment.
  • Check for broken or bound speed control servo cable.

SPEED CONTROL DIAGNOSTICS, GASOLINE ENGINES
Condition: Possible Sources;
Action

Speed Control Inoperative: Blown fuse; Circuitry; Stoplight switch/bulbs; Speed control actuator switch assembly; Deactivator switch; Speed control servo.
GO to Pinpoint Test A .

Set Speed Fluctuates: Programmable Speedometer/Odometer; Speed control servo; Speed control actuator switch assembly; Circuitry; Loose fit or binding between speed control actuator cable and throttle body.
GO to Pinpoint Test B .

Set Speed Fluctuates: Engine.
REFER to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual OBDI or OBDII. SERVICE engine as required.

Speed Control Does Not Disengage When Brakes Are Applied: Stoplight switch; Speed control servo; Circuitry; Deactivator switch; Binding actuator cable.
GO to Pinpoint Test C .

Speed Control Does Not Disengage When Clutch Is Applied: Circuitry; Clutch Switch.
GO to Pinpoint Test D .

COAST Switch Inoperative: Speed control actuator switch; Speed control servo; Circuitry.
GO to Pinpoint Test E .

SET/ACCEL Switch Inoperative: Speed control actuator switches; Speed control servo; Circuitry.
GO to Pinpoint Test F .

RESUME Switch Inoperative: Speed control actuator switch; Speed control servo; Circuitry.
GO to Pinpoint Test G .

OFF Switch Inoperative: Speed control actuator switch; Speed control servo; Circuitry.
GO to Pinpoint Test H .

Pinpoint Tests
NOTE: For 7.3L DI diesel speed control diagnosis, refer to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual OBDI or OBDII .


PINPOINT TESTS
To avoid connector terminal damage, always use test probe adapters. Failure to comply may result in spread terminals and intermittent speed control operations.

PINPOINT TEST A: SPEED CONTROL INOPERATIVE
A1 VERIFY THERE IS POWER TO SPEED CONTROL SERVO
Disconnect harness connector from the speed control servo.
Use Rotunda 73 Digital Multimeter 105-R0051 or equivalent to make the specified measurements at the harness connector.
Use Rotunda Terminal Adapter Kit No. 105-R025A to avoid connector terminal damage.
Key to RUN.
Measure voltage between Pin 7 (B , Circuit 298 ) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is there battery voltage (12v nom.)?
Yes GO to A3 .
No GO to A2 .

A2 CHECK MODULE GROUND CIRCUIT
Key off.
Measure the resistance between Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901) and ground point on the chassis.
Is resistance less than 5 ohm?
Yes GND is OK. Power to Module may be open. CHECK fuse 5 in Power Distribution Box and Circuit 298. TEST for normal operation. GO to A3
No REPAIR open in ground Circuit 901. TEST for normal operation.

A3 CHECK FOR STUCK STOPLIGHT SWITCH
With no brakes applied, measure the voltage between Pin 4 (BRK, Circuit 306) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is the battery voltage (12v nom.)?
Yes Stoplight switch is stuck on. REPLACE stoplight switch.
No Stoplight switch is not stuck on. GO to A4 .

A4 CHECK BRAKE/CLUTCH CIRCUIT GROUND
Key off.
Measure the resistance between Pin 4 (BRK, Circuit 306) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is resistance less than 20 ohms?
Yes Brake/Clutch input circuit OK. GO to A5 .
No Brake light bulbs blown or brake/clutch circuit open. SERVICE circuit including clutch pedal position switch.

A5 CHECK DEACTIVATOR CIRCUIT (AT MODULE CONNECTOR)
Key off, no brakes applied.
Measure the voltage between Pin 9 (DEACT, Circuit 307) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is there battery voltage (12v nom.)?
Yes GO to A9 .
No No power from deactivator. GO to A6 .

A6 CHECK DEACTIVATOR SWITCH (AT SWITCH)
Remove body harness connector from deactivator switch.
Measure the resistance between the two pins of the deactivator switch with no brakes applied.
Is resistance less than 1 ohm?
Yes Deactivator switch OK. GO to A7 .
No Deactivator switch defective. REPLACE switch. REPEAT Step A5 .

A7 VERIFY THERE IS POWER AT DEACTIVATOR HARNESS CONNECTOR
Measure voltage between Pin 1 (Circuit 10) of the deactivator switch harness connector and chassis ground.
Is there battery voltage (12v nom.)?
Yes Power at connector OK. GO to A8 .
No SERVICE for blown fuse or open in deactivator switch circuit.

A8 CHECK FOR OPEN CIRCUIT BETWEEN DEACTIVATOR SWITCH AND SERVO
Measure resistance from Pin 2 (Circuit 307) of deactivator switch and Pin 9 (DEACT, Circuit 307) of service assembly of speed control servo.
Is resistance less than 1 ohm?
Yes CHECK for bent or corroded pins on deactivator switch and harness connector. SERVICE as required. REPEAT Step A5 . If connections are serviceable, GO to A9 .
No Open in wire harness. SERVICE as required.

A9 CHECK FOR STUCK COMMAND SWITCHES
Key off.
With no steering wheel switches depressed, measure the resistance between Pin 5 (COMMAND, Circuit 151) and Pin 6 (COMMAND RTN, Circuit 848 ).
Is resistance greater than 3k ohms?
Yes No stuck switches. GO to A10 .
No One of the command switches is stuck. REPLACE switch.

A10 CHECK ON SWITCH OPERATION
Key off.
With steering wheel ON switch depressed, measure voltage between Pin 5 (COMMAND, Circuit 151) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is there battery voltage (12v nom.)?
Yes ON switch OK. GO to A12 .
No ON switch not functioning. GO to A11 .

A11 CHECK FOR OPEN CIRCUIT IN "ON" SWITCH GROUND
With horn depressed, measure voltage between Pin 6 (Circuit 848 ) and chassis ground.
Is there battery voltage (12v nom.)?
Yes Open circuit between Pin 5 and command switches or inoperative switches. SERVICE as required.
No Open circuit or fuse in horn relay feed or open circuit in switch ground. SERVICE as required. REPEAT Step A10 .

A12 CHECK SET/ACCEL SWITCH OPERATION
Key off.
With the SET/ACCEL switch depressed, measure the resistance between Pin 5 (COMMAND, Circuit 151) and Pin 6 (COMMAND RTN, Circuit 848 ).
Is resistance approximately 680 (640-720) ohms?
Yes Switch is OK. GO to A13 .
No Switch not functioning. REPLACE switch.

A13 CHECK FOR SHORT IN COMMAND SWITCH RETURN CIRCUIT
Measure resistance between Pin 6 (Circuit 848 ) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is resistance less than 1 ohm?
Yes SERVICE short in Circuit 848.
No Return circuit OK. GO to A14 .

A14 VERIFY SPEED SIGNAL
Operate vehicle by raising the rear wheels. Set speed at 30 mph. Use an AC voltmeter to measure the voltage between Pin 3 (SPEED SIG, Circuit 679) and Pin 10 (GND, Circuit 901).
Is voltage reading 4-5 volts?
Yes Speed signal OK. GO to A15 .
No SERVICE Programmable Speedometer/Odometer. GO to Section 13-01 .

A15 CHECK FOR BROKEN OR BOUND ACTUATOR CABLE
Remove speed control actuator cable from speed control servo. Check for broken speed control actuator by pulling on speed control actuator and noting throttle movement.
Is speed control actuator OK?
Yes REPLACE speed control servo.
No SERVICE speed control actuator cable.:
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There are no dash indicator lights for the speed control system. 1993 was the first year the F-Series/Bronco used electronic controlled speed control that uses the fire prone Brake Pressure Switch. The BPS is located on the rear brake line near the RABS hydraulic module. Literally under the driver's left foot. As stated the BPS is FIRE PRONE that has caused fires in 100s of Ford vehicles. The first thing to check is to see if the recall harness w/fuse is installed. 1993 is a one year only where the BPS is along the driver side frame rail/rear brake line. 1994 and later trucks the BPS is on the brake master cylinder. If the recall harness is not installed then remove the connector to the Brake Pressure Switch NOW. Then call the nearest Ford dealer to get the recall harness installed.

If the recall harness/fuse is installed, verify the fuse is good as well as the fuses in the fuse panel. If so, then check the signal inputs into the speed control servo. Good inputs and power point to a bad servo, which is common.
 

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There are no dash indicator lights for the speed control system. 1993 was the first year the F-Series/Bronco used electronic controlled speed control that uses the fire prone Brake Pressure Switch. The BPS is located on the rear brake line near the RABS hydraulic module. Literally under the driver's left foot. As stated the BPS is FIRE PRONE that has caused fires in 100s of Ford vehicles. The first thing to check is to see if the recall harness w/fuse is installed. 1993 is a one year only where the BPS is along the driver side frame rail/rear brake line. 1994 and later trucks the BPS is on the brake master cylinder. If the recall harness is not installed then remove the connector to the Brake Pressure Switch NOW. Then call the nearest Ford dealer to get the recall harness installed.

If the recall harness/fuse is installed, verify the fuse is good as well as the fuses in the fuse panel. If so, then check the signal inputs into the speed control servo. Good inputs and power point to a bad servo, which is common.
Can you show us a pic of what that looks like? I've checked the ford recall site and see no outstanding recalls for my '95, but I would like to verify visually.
 

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Can you show us a pic of what that looks like? I've checked the ford recall site and see no outstanding recalls for my '95, but I would like to verify visually.
Yo D,
See 93 & 94-96 Cruise Control Recalls Repair

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My 97 F250 OBS just had this problem.
It has the red switch and recall fuse harness that is mounted to the master cylinder and it failed, keeping the CC from engaging.
I just happened to have an old red switch kicking around that was swapped with the improved switch in another vehicle.

For starters I would probe both sides of the red switch. There should be power on both sides, even with truck off.
If you have power only on one side, you may have found the problem.

If you still have the red switch I would recommend you buy and install the new style. Very easy to do and only about $30 as I recall for the Motorcraft replacement.
The new switch will do away with the added on fuse harnesses and it comes with a short harness to adapt to a different harness connector style.
 

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There have been other posts on here with cruise control problems, that were traced back to using LED brake light bulbs. The resistance in the stock filament brake light bulbs is required by the cruise control module.
 
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Can you show us a pic of what that looks like? I've checked the ford recall site and see no outstanding recalls for my '95, but I would like to verify visually.
1994 and later F-Series/Bronco
 
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Thanks for the information I'm gonna look into some of the suggestions(the ones that match up with the parts on mine).
 

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Does the vacuum canister that looks like a coffee can have anything to do with the cruise control?
No it does not. The 1993 and later Speed Control system is electronic controlled. The 1992 and earlier trucks used a vacuum servo that had a vacuum reservoir behind the driver side headlight on most models. The coffee can shaped reservoir on the passenger side inner fender is for the emissions system (EGR/TAB/TAD).
 

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No it does not. The 1993 and later Speed Control system is electronic controlled. The 1992 and earlier trucks used a vacuum servo that had a vacuum reservoir behind the driver side headlight on most models. The coffee can shaped reservoir on the passenger side inner fender is for the emissions system (EGR/TAB/TAB).
Thank you. I have been busy with other problems, but once they are sorted I will look back into it.
 

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Since it was an easy replacement I bought and replaced what Native_Viking posted and that fixed my cruise on my 96.
 
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