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///MG 03-01-2011 07:04 PM

Cruise control not working
 
Hey guys,

So I just found out that the cruise control on the 2003 330ci I got does not work. The controls for the radio work, but the cruise control does nothing. Even the 0/I doesn't turn the light on. Any ideas?

arsevader 03-01-2011 08:56 PM

First thing I would check is the fuse...

new member 03-01-2011 11:12 PM

Didnt you just buy it?

Didnt you buy it from a dealer?

Take it back and let them fix it.

///MG 03-04-2011 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by new member;
Didnt you just buy it?

Didnt you buy it from a dealer?

Take it back and let them fix it.

I bought it last weekend, yes. I'm taking it back on Tuesday to have the key fobs fixed and I'll ask about the cruise control. Does anyone know which fuse is for cruise control? I thougt it was part of a module and didn't have an independent fuse. I'm new to e46s

new member 03-05-2011 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ///MG (Post 1484902)
I bought it last weekend, yes. I'm taking it back on Tuesday to have the key fobs fixed and I'll ask about the cruise control. Does anyone know which fuse is for cruise control? I thougt it was part of a module and didn't have an independent fuse. I'm new to e46s

Open the glovebox,open the fuse tray, there is a diagram of all fuses.If its there then its there. I have no idea if its a separate fuse or what not as I have never had to change a single fuse in 6 of the cars I've owned , 3 of which are BMWs.

BimmerGuys 03-05-2011 11:45 AM

-Fuse
-Speed sensor
-ABS module etc.

The-Traveler 03-11-2011 02:47 AM

This might be a dumb comment, but try and press the button harder and for a full second. When I bought my car I thought it wasn't working... turns out I had to press the button just a little bit harder.

///MG 03-11-2011 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The-Traveler (Post 1486176)
This might be a dumb comment, but try and press the button harder and for a full second. When I bought my car I thought it wasn't working... turns out I had to press the button just a little bit harder.

Hey, not a stupid comment at all. I'll try it today. I think it might be something with the speed sensor though because the intermitent wipers are not very... intermitent. all of the settings appear to have the same delay. wow, all those little things that i never really thought about when buying the car. (other then that I love every second of driving it lol)

jabela 03-23-2011 02:59 PM

The cruise control will not engage if the brake pedal sensor is not made. There's a switch that checks if you brake pedal if fully up. If the pedal is not up, or the sensor bracket is bent away slightly, then it won't make contact and your brake lights will be on.
Turn on your car, put the handbrake on and take a look at the brake lights to see if they're on. If they are, then it's the probably the switch.
Try pulling the pedal up or bending the bracket into place.
Good luck!

///MG 03-24-2011 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jabela (Post 1489033)
The cruise control will not engage if the brake pedal sensor is not made. There's a switch that checks if you brake pedal if fully up. If the pedal is not up, or the sensor bracket is bent away slightly, then it won't make contact and your brake lights will be on.
Turn on your car, put the handbrake on and take a look at the brake lights to see if they're on. If they are, then it's the probably the switch.
Try pulling the pedal up or bending the bracket into place.
Good luck!

really good to know, very imformative. I'll have a look at it next week. For now the car's going in for some work at Bimmersport on Monday.

Thanks for the tips guys.


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