Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tunbridge Wells
The cruise control only operates above a certain speed (30 mph, I think but your manual should say) so the light won't come on if you switch on the cruise control while static e.g. if if you have turned it on while parked just to check whether it works.
Assuming you are turning on the cruise control while moving above 30 mph, the issue could be the cruise control switch located in the driver's footwell at the top of the clutch pedal arm. This could have been pushed in too far. This is a white plastic block with a protuding round tip. All it takes if a gentle tug with a pair of pliers to bring the switch back into the correct position. You will hear a click when is properly retracted. It is spring loaded so when you push it (or when the clutch pedal touches it), it should retract slightly.
I have found that the switch gets pushed too far in for example when:
- the clutch retaining pin (a little figure of eight metal pin falls out, which detaches the clutch pedal arm from the clutch cylinder arm); or:
- when a garage does work on the clutch mechanism such a replaceing the cylinder, which has the same effect
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