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Old 07-15-2000, 02:56 AM
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Finally made sure my brake lights
were fitted with the German bulbs.
So after many many years without
cruise control, it started working
again ! Unglaublich !!

1979 300D
133K miles
1989 300SE
1995 C280

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Old 07-15-2000, 12:30 PM
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You mean you were running all that time with no brake lights.

The circuit that uses the brake lights doesn't care how many or what wattage only that it is pulled to ground. All the bulbs must have been out or your controller has a problem.
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Old 07-17-2000, 01:54 AM
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Yes, you are probably correct. This was on the 300D. I had read that using
other than the proper bulbs can
cause the cruise control not
to work. Well the brake lights
were matched for the brakes but
not the 'German' ones.
Thanks for your input.

1979 300D
133K miles
1989 300SE
1995 C280
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Old 02-04-2002, 12:39 AM
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Cruise Control antics revisited

My cruise control worked as my last post on this thread indicates, but later
would not set on correct speed.
I have not used it for some time.
The other day I tried it and it worked flawlessly
for several miles (25) but then it disconnected while going up a steep incline on the freeway.
After I reset it, it lost 10 miles per hour before
holding the speed. Later it lost 15 then 20.
So now it is flawed again.
Does this behavior narrow down the cause to either the computer or to the actuator (vacuum) ?
1979 300D
Could this just be a vacuum leak?

1979 300D 199 K miles
1995 C280 95 K miles
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 57K miles
1979 240D 140Kmiles (bought for parents) *SOLD.
1989 300SE 148 K miles *SOLD
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