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Have a summertime cruise control on 98 chevy

Have a summertime cruise...

Have a summertime cruise control on 98 chevy blazer...summertime it works, summertime it doesn't...LOL...I have replaced multi-function switch on steering column but no change. Am I correct in assuming that next part swap should be the cruise control module on firewall?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?

Yes Ma'am ...as I said it works periodically and tends to work for about 10 minutes when weather is cold.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Blazer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes...I am an old part swapper...have replaced multi-function switch.

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I would have replaced the stoplamp switch first. Way more common.

In 30 years of working on GM cars and trucks, I have replaced exactly one cruise control module mounted on the dash. Failure is not likely.

The throttle cable that goes from the cruise control module to the throttle itself also breaks, you may see the throttle cable just hanging loose at the throttle, instead of being attached. See if you can get a visual on that, it could be that simple.

As for the brake switch, when you're driving along and the cruise doesn't work, take your left foot and put it under the brake pedal, and pull up on it, and see if the cruise works. If so, you need a brake/stoplight switch.

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