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    Do any of you Techies know of a way to test the cruise control switch on the multifunction stalk. I would like to isolate a problem (not working) on a 98 Sonoma. It recently stopped working and I have tested the fuses. I would like to be able to test the switch before dismantling it. I do have an Ohm meter and know how to use it. I don't think it is a mechanical problem, merely in the switch or wiring. Any help out there?

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    Youve got me.. I usually check relays etc.. But that is a common failure on these rigs (all GMs with the multi function switch for that matter)
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    Well I noiced the high mounted brake light on top of the cab was burned out so I replcaced the two bayonet type bulbs. They still don't work, but, guess what--- the cruise started working again. I knew the brakes and cruise were integrated but go figure! Nice wiring there GM!

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    Check the brake light switch. If its acting up then neither the brake lights nor the cruise will work properly.
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    Brake lights work, always have, just the high-mounted light was out. I am still going to look into the wiring for that and check the brake-switch.

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    what is a brake switch? my cruise just stopped working too. i think it has something to do with my messed up electronic brake control unit.
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    It is the switch connected to your brake pedal. It turns on the brake lights when you press the pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean_Green_95 View Post
    It is the switch connected to your brake pedal. It turns on the brake lights when you press the pedal.

    ahh i see. good news is i disconnected the brake control unit and my cruise came back.
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