Instrument cluster lights all on/Cruise control problem

Like2_4Wheel Apr 23, 2018

  1. Like2_4Wheel

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    I have a 2003 xterra 4x4 with auto trans.

    Yesterday when I was driving the "set" light for the cruise control was flashing, and the cruise control doesn't work. It will turn on, but won't set to speed.

    When I turn the SUV off and take out the key, all the lights on the instrument panel are on, and the windows can go up and down. They normally don't work with the key off and out.

    The abs also doesn't work, but it hasn't worked ever since I bought it in January.

    What is the problem, and how could I fix it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    for the cruise control issue, theres a little rubber plug down on the brake pedal. There should be 2 of them, one for the brake lights and one for the cruise control
     
  3. Like2_4Wheel

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    Where on the brake pedal, on where you put your foot? What do I do with them? Your message is a little confusing.
     
  4. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Follow the brake pedal up under the dash. Theres a couple switches that when the pedal isnt being pushed it sits against them. There will be a small 1x2” plate welded to the pedal that has little rubber stoppers. Theyre about 1/2” in diameter and 1/4-3/8” thick
     
  5. Like2_4Wheel

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    Today when I shut off the x it acted like I unhooked the battery. all the dash light turned off, the radio turned off, and the door beeper wasn't beeping when the door was open . when I turned the key once the radio didn't turn on. (It normally does.) When I turn it to the run position all the dash light go on and the radio turns on, but it is reset. When I start the engine the radio resets.

    The cruse control still doesn't work.

    Whets going on!? Please help!
     
  6. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Sounds like a blown fuse. I'm not in front of a service manual right now to give direction
     
  7. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    What CPTpackrat is saying is that the little rubber pads press the electrical switches for the brake lights and cruise cancel when you press the brake pedal. The issue you describe with your cruise control is often because the little rubber stopper is missing, or the switch itself is damaged.

    Your other electrical issues sound like damage from rats/squirrels chewing up wiring harnesses. Check the thick wiring harness coming from the ECU for damged wires, and chase it all the way to you instrument panel and ignition switch. It might also be the key switch itself is damaged, but I don't think so.
     
  8. Like2_4Wheel

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    Hey guys I checked all the fuses and they are all fine(this was last week). Then this week the X is acting normally, but the radio doesn't work.
     

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