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Old 11-19-2008, 11:25 AM
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Default How do i work the cruise control?

So I watched the video, but I didn't get an owners manual.
I figured out that the little skateboard on the dash is the cruise control, but when I turn it on and click the little steering wheel switch...nothing.
Do I need to double click it? Hold it for a minute? I tried as many options as possible but ran out of freeway last night.
Help me out so I know if I need to check that brake pedal/hose connection that I read about in the other threads.
Also, I didn't hear any clicking or any noise when I tried to engage it.

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p.s. I'm on two weeks of rover ownership and LOVE it.
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Default RE: How do i work the cruise control?

The skateboard you referred to is actually supposed to represent your vehicle traveling down the road and that is your cruise control master switch. That must be turned on for the cruise control to work. Make sure that the orange light on the master switch illuminates when you push it. If not, I would suspect you have a bad switch and replace that. That was one of the problems the cruise on my 97 had. After checking the switch, trace all the vacuum lines and make sure they are all in good condition. A vacuum leak anywhere in the system will prevent the cruise from working.

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From the Owner's Manual (I have a 03 so I am not familiar other than the manual)

CRUISE CONTROL
Cruise control enables the driver to maintain a
constant road speed without using the
accelerator pedal. This is particularly useful
for freeway cruising, or for any journey where
a constant speed can be maintained for a
lengthy period.
The cruise control system has three switches;
a master switch on the fascia panel and two
control switches marked ’SET +’ and ’RES -’
mounted on the steering column.
To operate
1. Press the master switch on the fascia
panel (arrowed in illustration) - the
indicator light in the switch illuminates
whenever the switch is pressed to the ’on’
position.
2. Accelerate until the desired speed is
reached. This must be above the system’s
minimum operational speed of 28 mph
(45 km/h).
3. Press the ’SET +’ switch to set the vehicle
speed in the system’s memory. Cruise
control will now maintain that road speed
without the need for manual operation of
the accelerator.
With cruise control operating, speed can be
increased temporarily, e.g. for overtaking, by
normal use of the accelerator. When the
accelerator is released, road speed will return
to the selected cruising speed.
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Default RE: How do i work the cruise control?

thanks. The cruise engage switch (skateboard on the dash) lights up just fine. I'm guessing that i gotta dig into that hose mentioned in the other threads.
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Default RE: How do i work the cruise control?

Also be sure that you are pulling the switch on the steering wheel towards yourself instead of pushing it back towards the dash!
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99.9% sure you have a vacuum leak. It happens in almost every Disco. Goop them up with something to seal them or just buy new ones for like $10-15 and then you should have no problems
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Default RE: How do i work the cruise control?

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ORIGINAL: princelumber

The cruise engage switch (skateboard on the dash) lights up just fine.
That "skateboard" is the universal worldwide symbol for a motorway. It is a bridge across a road.
Vacum leaks, check for vacum leaks.
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