cruise control not working
I have a 1998 honda accord ex 5 speed. The switch on left side of dash does not come on when depressed
I have an 2002 Accord SE. I cannot stress this enough. After you check your fuses and they are good, then then the next thing to look at on accords is the brake pedal switch. Even if your brake lights work, start here. I spent 3 days digging through possible causes. I check every sensor, twice, they were all good. I checked the 14p cable and everything tested good. I tested the airbag clock spring or reel, whatever you want to call it. I tested both the switches and they were good, everyone posting about the main switch not lighting up should know more than likely the bulbs are blown in the switch. I spent most of my time trying to get the main switch to work under the idea that it was working when it lit up. Not knowing the two bulbs inside were bad. The airbag was replaced under recall and the day Honda replaced it is the day the cruise stopped working. When I took the panel off to test the wires i saw they were taped with electrical tape. So i thought Honda had broke it. They tested the airbag reel and said it was not them. So, once again i was at a loss. I never thought to really check the brake switch. My brake lights worked fine and I had made sure it was making good contact with the pedal. Out of other options I went back to the switch and looked at it very closely. I noticed it was only pushed in about 99.9% of the way. That .01% will not effect the brake lights or come up when testing the 14p cable on the cruise module. So, after testing every switch, sensor, cable, fuse, relay, and everything else, all it took was a 16th of a turn on the brake pedal switch.
3 options I can immediately think of...fuse, switch and cruise-control module. Begin with the two easy ones, fuse and switch. Find the fuse and make sure it's not blown. Then use a multimeter to check the switch for continuity. Using a multimeter on the switches "inlets"/tabs/wires or what ever you can tap into, measure resistance with the switch on and off. I believe with the switch unpressed you should read open, "inf", "overload" or something to that effect. With the switch pressed you should read a very small resistance. If there is no change when you press the switch, the switch is dead and needs to be replaced. If the switch reads ok, you may unfortunately be in need of a new cruise control module...though maybe other contributors have further advice on this one?
I have a 2002 with 300000 miles and have the exact problem, not lite on dash button, crusie on wheel has worked on and off for past year but today after I set it and lite on dash indicated it was engaged all of a sudden the lite went out on dash and the cruise disengaged. now I have no cc.. bummer..
sorry about typo, again have exact problem, 2002 accord, no lite on on off switch on dash panel , left of steering wheel, but it seemed to work without, as when I pressed the steering wheel buttons, the lite on display came on indicating cc was on, and other steering wheel buttons worked, lately it seemed like in order for cc to work the car had to warm up, as I would press steering wheel several times and after about 5 to 10 mins it finally worked. Today on my way home from work I had the cc engaged and after about 10 mins it went out, lost cc completely.... I checked fuses.. they looked fine.. what else could it be, as I feel its not the main on off button as it has never lite prior, I did take off the right side controls on steering wheel at one point to see if there was an issue with wires but they looked fine.. I need cc. real bad.... thanks for any advise or suggestions...