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2007 Frontier cruise control malfunction. Works

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Customer: 2007 Frontier cruise control malfunction. Works intermittently, sometimes shuts off on its own.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Sometimes it works, other times when you push on the SET light flashes; however, even when it works it may Cancel at any time. When it does this the Cruise light stays on and you can re-Set.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** thank you for for your question.

Do you have a Service Engine Soon light when the engine is running? Air Bag light or any type of warning light?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope, only the TPMS light, and it just came on recently. The cruise has been going fool for about a year.
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Is it a nice clear day when ot acts up? Or does it not work when its raining?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anytime, rain or shine. Doesn't matter.
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Most common for the cruise control to intermittently work or to cut out on you out of the blue is a bad cruise control cancel switch. This switch is down by the brake pedal. This is what detects the brake pedal is depressed to cancel cruise control operation. This switch is about 30 bucks and can be installed in about 20 mins or less. It is a twist lock type of switch. Meaning after you unplug it, you turn it counter clockwise to release it. The to install the new one, you simply press it down so the switch is applied, then twist clockwise to lock.

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Thanks Jay

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I forgot to mention the truck has a manual transmission, and there is a switch on the clutch pedal as well. I guess I'll need to replace them one at a time to see which one is the problem. I sure hope they're only about $30
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

How is the clutch on the truck? If it slips just a little bit it can turn off the cruise control.

If you were able to use a scanner you would be able to see if its the cruise control cancel switch or maybe the clutch switch. But they are not that expensive if you wanted to try replacing them. I would start with the cruise control cancel switch though.

Thanks Jay

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