Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Ornery Bastard
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 2,872
Repairing cruise control (cross posted on Rennlist too)

OK, the only niggling issue with my 944 is that the cruise control doesn't function. Now, I know. Most of you are probably thinking that it's not a big deal, who drives a 944 at a constant speed like that anyway. Well, normall I'd agree but I have to drive the car from Ohio to Seattle at some point and I would really like to have a functioning cruise control when I'm on those freeways out in Montana and the Dakotas.

How does one test the cruise control unit to see if the failure is there or in the switch in the steering column? I un-plugged the molex plug from the cruise control unit and applied dielectric grease to all the terminals hoping that it was merely a bad connection somehwere, but that didn't give me any improvement.

Right now, what happens is that if I push the cruise control lever forward, it will _sometimes_ cause the car to accelerate. However, it never sets the speed and the car never holds a speed. All it will do is accelerate for the duration of the time I'm pushing on the lever.

If it's the switch in the column, how much am I looking at? And if it's the control unit, how much am I looking at? Replacing either seems to be a pretty straightforward job.

Aaron
__________________
Shifting is an art. Learn it, love it, live it.
---------
Silver 1998 Volvo S70 T5 <- Daily (Anja)
Guards Red 1986 951 <- Seattle car (Gretchen)
White 1976 914 2.0 F.I. <- Prodigal car, traded away then brought back again (Lorelei)
Old 09-02-2004, 04:13 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
a.n.other's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 73
Garage
Have you read
http://www.clarks-garage.com/shop-manual/elect-04.htm

It seems to be pretty basic suggestions of just cleaning and resoldering everything that could have gotten gunked up over the years - i keep on meaning to get mine going again, but never seem to get time to get round to having a look at it.
__________________
Andy
Lowered '84 944 no longer smokin!

Lowered, adjustable KONI shocks, APE chip, K&N panel filter, Strut tower brace, Blue Fuchs (+ anything else i've not discovered yet!)
http://photos.yahoo.com/shineyblue944
Old 09-02-2004, 05:33 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Ornery Bastard
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 2,872
Thanks much. I should've looked at Clark's, you'd think I would have learned that by now.

Aaron
__________________
Shifting is an art. Learn it, love it, live it.
---------
Silver 1998 Volvo S70 T5 <- Daily (Anja)
Guards Red 1986 951 <- Seattle car (Gretchen)
White 1976 914 2.0 F.I. <- Prodigal car, traded away then brought back again (Lorelei)
Old 09-02-2004, 06:21 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:35 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.