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    Cruise Control Switch

    What happens if I just leave the cruise control switch on the dash on all the time? What difference does it make as long as I don't push the button on the turn signal?

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    No difference at all. It's a safety feature, so you don't accidentally engage it while using the turn signals.
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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    No difference at all.
    Haha... why is it even there? When I bought the car, the mechanic made a big show out of telling me it was there. I was so stunned that I forgot to ask why. I'm sure I'll have lots more questions as I drive it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76
    Haha... why is it even there?
    I edited my post.
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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76 View Post
    Haha... why is it even there?
    I leave mine on all the time.
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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    OK - I'll take a different approach -

    you have a light in the closet -
    it's always dark in the closet -
    why would you ever turn it off?

    answer:
    1) to save a little electricity -
    a valid answer for the house - but not for a car -

    2) to extend the life of the bulb -
    a valid answer for the bulb -
    AND a valid answer for the Cruise Control Module -

    why have it turned on all the time -
    if you are never going to use it -

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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    That makes sense. I can see how that would happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    No difference at all. It's a safety feature, so you don't accidentally engage it while using the turn signals.

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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    why have it turned on all the time -
    if you are never going to use it -
    If that is for me, I use the CC every time I drive it.

    Never heard of a CC module going bad from being left on. In fact, I rarely ever heard of one going bad.

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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    If that is for me, I use the CC every time I drive it.

    Never heard of a CC module going bad from being left on. In fact, I rarely ever heard of one going bad.
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    If that is for me, I use the CC every time I drive it.
    actually - it was for Faith -

    I leave my CC on also - for the same reason -
    I use it all the time - well - when ever possible at least -

    Never heard of a CC module going bad from being left on.
    In fact, I rarely ever heard of one going bad.


    ah-HA - but WHEN the CC module went bad -
    WHAT caused it? -

    and would it have lasted longer IF the CC had been turned off? -

    my point is - if you DON'T use it at all -
    or just RARELY use it -

    why NOT simply turn it off -
    it can't hurt - and it just MIGHT extend the life of the electrical components -

    MC's point is also a valid one -
    if it is turned off - you can't accidentally turn it on -

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    Re: Cruise Control Switch

    ah-HA - but WHEN the CC module went bad -
    WHAT caused it? -
    Like I said, I can't recall ever hearing of one going bad.

    my point is - if you DON'T use it at all -
    or just RARELY use it -

    why NOT simply turn it off -
    it can't hurt - and it just MIGHT extend the life of the electrical components -
    Can't argue with that.
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