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T&C cruse control turn on intermediately for no reason. When

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T&C cruse control turn on intermediately for no reason. When it turns on it is OK. ALSO, one night the auto headlight did not turn on. ..but has not recurred. The car a 2012,has the original battery. I suspect that. ???
JA: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine? What confuses you?
Customer: Not check fuse...confused as to why it turns on most of the time and then does not...even during the same trip .
JA: What is the model of your '12 Chrysler?
Customer: VIN IS: 2C4RC1BG6CR359443
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: At 86 years of age not working on cars anymore...so will take it to an indy
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Still wondering why the lights did not turn on automatically
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 20 days ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

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Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I will be free after 1:30 ET today.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
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Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 20 days ago.

The more common cause for the cruise control turning on when you did not request it is going to be a clock spring between the steering column and steering wheel that is likely faulty. Someone will need to access this part and do some ohm testing on it.

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Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Evidently I did not make it clear -- when I press the ON button the cruse indicator does not show up and of course does not work. This happens intermittently -- not all the time.Also, one time only, the headlights did not turn on automatically.This is our problem -- what should I do? Mileage is at 44,500 miles and this has been on off for the cruse control since it was out of warranty, of course.
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 20 days ago.

Thanks for the update, the clock spring can still be the cause. With a scan tool we can diagnose this easily. Without one this can be diagnosed with a volt meter but only when the issue is occurring.

Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 18 days ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris