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#1 TOMSK65



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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:51 PM

I have a 2.0 TDi Titanium 6 Speed Manual which has lately developed a fault. When I try to use the cruise control it sometimes works and other times it doesn't for example when I press the activate button as soon as I press the + button it turns off! and other times it works without a problem. I don't do too much motorway driving so I haven't noticed it before now. The car was recently serviced and MOT'd where i was advised that my front brake pads were low, could this be the cause or is it more likely a faulty clock spring in the steering wheel?

Anyone have this same fault that could give me some advice? Obviously I will get the front pads changed in the next few weeks.

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#2 gregers


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

are you trying to activate it above 30mph ?
im sure ive tead somewhere it has to be above something like that?
i know the old galaxys used to be that.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

Cruise control problems are often related to the ABS sensors / reluctor rings.

#4 philip2005mg



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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

I had the exact problem with my S-Max cruise control cutting out when you pressed + or - buttons. Frustrating.
Dealer diagnosed a faulty steering wheel switch assembly - fixed for £125!
Hope this helps.

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