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post #1 of 17 Old 10-21-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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06 Corolla cruise control not working

We have a 2006 Toyota Corolla Auto trans. that the cruise control doesn't work on. We've had it about 1.5 years and it has never worked in that time. It has a factory cruise control switch on it but when you try to use it not even the light on the dash comes on. It does have a poorly installed remote start system installed on it, that doesn't work right most of the time, and I assume it serves a big part in this problem. Where do I start on this issue? What wires should be checked? thabks for any help you can offer.
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i just bought a new switch on rock auto and it worked.
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#1 - check for blown fuses. I forget if the little cruise control stalk gets 12v separately.

#2 - definitely check on where the remote start clips into your wiring. They probably used scotch-lock connectors to splice into your wiring, those can become loose over time or can create small arcing over time. It is better to splice them properly, either using butt splices or the crimp-tops unless it is really impossible to get to.

#3 - you can check on the cruise control switch itself, pop the airbag off (2 screws underneath sides of horn/wheel), make sure that connection is good and that the switch itself actually works. If the cruise switch is dead or unplugged.... well "yep, there's your problem right there" (insert southern drawl here)
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Did you check the fuses? Check 22, 23, 26, 33. http://archer.uerev.com/misc/car/fuses.pdf

Do all of your brake lights work, even the one in the rear window? Make sure the brake fluid level isnt low, and this may sound dumb, but make sure the emergency brake is not engaged. Also, check the switch up above the break pedal, which disables the cruise control, maybe that switch is unplugged or bent or damaged. Does the light come on and stay on like normal, or does it flash?
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I have a manual Tranny, the Cruise control light comes on but the cruise control never latches, where should I start to look?
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The Computer.
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zythr, What do you mean the computer? You mean I need to R&R the computer or wire something into it, or wht?
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zythr, What do you mean the computer? You mean I need to R&R the computer or wire something into it, or wht?

I meant check out the computer since the computer controls the cruise control, thanks to the dive by wire system.
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I meant check out the computer since the computer controls the cruise control, thanks to the dive by wire system.
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How do I do that? Am I looking for a code or something?
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How do I do that? Am I looking for a code or something?
Bring it to the dealer, or better yet, call ahead with your VIN and find out if the ECU recall was ever done on the car. If not, schedule an appointment to bring it in to have that done and mention that your cruise has been inoperable so they can ensure that it is working when they give the car back to you. You really can't (and shouldn't) mess with the computer yourself without the right equipment and knowing what you're doing.

Also, to the OP, it was suggested to you to check behind the airbag for any faulty wiring. Be sure to disconnect the connectors for both terminals of the battery and let it sit for at least 2 minutes to be sure the SRS system has deactivated. Airbags aren't cheap to replace, and you don't want to accidentally deploy them.

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The cruise control uses its own separate ECU.

It sounds like a bad switch is your problem but you should make sure you are getting power to the switch.
Which switch? I am sure there is more than one.
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Any blown fuses?
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Which switch? I am sure there is more than one.
The cruise control switch itself. He's referring to the stalk that you use for controlling the cruise control.

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Assuming this is the same as the US Corollas then the cruise control module is integrated into the Engine control module on the 2006. In other words it is all controlled by the engine computer.

Also there is no power at the cruise control switch. Instead the cruise switch grounds the switch's sensing circuit with a certain amount of resistance. The computer measures this resistance and uses that to determine what button you are pressing.

If you had a blown fuse then you'd likely notice other things not working as well as this system uses the "GAUGE", "EFI", and "STOP" light fuses.

Most likely you have a bad switch or a bad clockspring (spiral cable). If you have a compatible scanner (an OBDII scanner won't do the trick) you can have it display CC data while you press the different buttons and see if the computer is "seeing" that you are pressing them.

If not you can test the switch by measuring the resistance across its two terminals. With no buttons pressed you should have infinite resistance. With the CRUISE button pressed you should have almost no resistance. With RES/ACC you should have 210-270 ohms of resistance, with SET/COAST you should 560-700 ohms, and with CANCEL you should have 1380-1700 ohms of resistance.

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