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majikxms
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: F150 Recall Reply with quote

Disclaimer: Ford has recommended you contact the nearest Dealership to have the work completed.

For all you F150 owners like myself...I know there are a couple on the board. This explains what to do for the Cruise Control Recall.

Go to the Ford Recall Info site, type in your vin and see if yours is on the list. Parts should be available in April. Ford will send a card out with the details when they are in. In the mean time contact the nearest Ford Dealership to have them disconnect the bad connection until the part arrives to fix it...or remove the plug on top of the Brake Master Cylinder, zip tie, tape the ends and wait until whatever they devised to fix it to show up in April. It removes power from the Cruise Control. Oil in the plug connection indicates a bad switch. I have a 2000 F150 SuperCrew. Mine was ok.



I know this is a Jeep board, but this is a safety issue and I like sharing.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good info - I heard the tail end of the story on the news the other night but wasn't sure what the problem was now. Is it getting stuck?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The power to the circuit is supplied by a constant 20 Amp fuse. The brake oil gets in the connection, heats up from the always on circuit and ignites. The 20 Amp fuse doesn't blow after the initial spark and for some reason or another if you pull the fuse there is still power coming from somewhere. I don't understand that part, but somewhere on another board I read someone pulled the fuse, tested the connection and it still had power. This can happen any time since the power is always on, the iginition does not need to be on for this to happen. Some of the reports I've read said that the owners of the vehicles stated there was an electrical issue prior to the fire (ie the cruise stopped working). Sounds like the connection heats up then burns up causing the cruise control to fail, and it takes a little bit longer to ignite and then poof there goes your house if the truck is parked in the garage.
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