My '91 4Runner did the same thing when the brakes got really bad ( and the "brake" light was coming on). New brakes fixed that problem at that time. Now, after new brakes again, I turn the cruise on, but when I go to "set" it, the cruise light on the dash just blinks at me. The cruise control once again doesnot work.
I really have not checked anything yet, but I think there is a fuse in the fuse pod under the hood, above right tire.