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Old 12-18-2003, 09:18 PM
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where to look first when you can't control your cruise?

What would be the most obvious place to look if the cruise control didn't work in your '00 CLK 430 Cab, but every single other thing does??

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Old 12-18-2003, 09:20 PM
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Dont know about the CLK, but on the W124 its the Throttle Actuater. Very expensive to replace though.
1993 400e
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:22 PM
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I guess I'll just have to keep using that perfectly weighted brick instead! Yikes. Was hoping for the, "its the simple cruise control fuse," but, it is what it is.
Thanks for the super prompt reply.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:25 PM
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Long shot: Some cars are very sensitive to rear wheel outside diameters, per chance do you have different aged tires on the rear?

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)
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Old 12-18-2003, 10:12 PM
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nope... back tires are great. I bought the car after the top had been lit on fire and the interior is all new. My guess is if it isn't a fuse, it is probably a wire that runs somewhere. I had a bad harness in the right front wheel well (interior) that was messing w/ my door controllers if that is any help.

Thanks again. This forum is invaluable!

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Old 12-19-2003, 09:11 AM
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On your brake light failure, did the brake lights stay on, or is there a separate pole on the brake light switch for the CControl? I have a C280 with a failed throttle actuator.

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1994 C280 135K
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