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Cruise Control
04-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Post: #1
Cruise Control
Year: 2004
Model: Verona
Engine Size: 6cyl
Auto/Manual: Auto
Mileage: 130000

Year: 2004
Model: Verona
Engine Size: 6 cyl
Auto/Manual: Auto
Mileage: 138000

Hi

We have a 2004 Suzuki Verona and the cruise control has quit working. Not completely it works about once a day. I have a long commute and it works once in the morning and thats about it. If I set it and then have to take it off it wont work again till the next day. The light sometimes comes on and it works and sometimes it lights up and it wont engage. I took it to the dealer and they tested it and said that it needed a new cruise control module and wanted 985 for just the part. Total with labor was about 1100.
Is this something that is fairly simple to replace if I can find a used one? Is this something that SHOULD be replaced with a used one.

Thanks
Zedd
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10-27-2010, 04:25 AM (This post was last modified: 12-20-2010 12:06 AM by Rupe.)
Post: #2
RE: Cruise Control
Cruise control is an invaluable feature on Ameri­can ­cars. Without cruise control, long road trips would be more tiring, for the driver at least, and those of us suffering from lead-foot syndrome would probably get a lot more speeding tickets.
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­Cruise control is far more common on American cars than European cars, because the roads in America are generally bigger and straighter, and destinations are farther apart. With traffic continually increasing, basic cruise control is becoming less useful, but instead of becoming obsolete, cruise control systems are adapting to this new reality -- soon, cars will be equipped with adaptive cruise control, which will allow your ­car to follow the car in front of it while continually adjusting speed to maintain a safe distance.

In this article, we'll learn how a conventional cruise control system works, and then we'll take a look at adaptive cruise control systems that are under development.
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10-27-2010, 10:29 AM
Post: #3
RE: Cruise Control
If you can find a used unit at a reasonable cost at a local salvavge yard then go for it. Most of these are only held in place by a few screws and connected via a large plug. They seldom go bad so a used one will probably last.

BTW, most salvage yards have what's known as an interchange manual, which will tell them what other models have the same part. IOW, the replacement may not need to come from the exact same vehicle.

Let us know how that works out for you.
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12-20-2010, 12:02 AM
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RE: Cruise Control
CruiseControl is both a continuous integration tool and an extensible framework for creating a custom continuous build process. It is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle and it is an invaluable feature on American cars.
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01-29-2011, 02:43 AM (This post was last modified: 01-29-2011 02:46 AM by sabrina.)
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RE: Cruise Control
A modern automotive cruise control is a control loop that takes over control of the throttle, which is normally controlled by the driver with the gas pedal, and holds the vehicle speed at a set value.
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