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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Y'all,

Just got the speed control deactivation switch recall from Ford. Since the next Ford dealer is 50 mi away, I'd like to disconnect said switch myself. I assume it's the harness connector just below the actuator on the left fender inside next to the red ABS test? switch, right?

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Doesn't anyone of you experts know where this darn switch is?
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Re: Bronco Recall

By all means , i dont claim to be an expert on this issue, the cruise switch ford is having issues with screws right into the side of the master cylinder but im not aware of ford recalling ANY broncos or any trucks earlier than 99 model year. I do have cruise on my bronco but the switch is in a different location and not involved in this fire problem, the switch was made by texas instruments and there are articles about the recall on the net, im really surprised YOU got a recall from ford....
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I was surprised too and I am really wondering how Ford got a hold of me.

Anyway, the recall letter lists the 94-96 Broncos, 94-2002 F-150s, 97-2002 Expedition, etc.

I checked under the hood and there's nothing screwed to the side of the master cylinder but something that looks like an actuator is screwed to the left fender. I am wondering if disconnecting the wire harness would do the trick. At least, that's what Ford suggested their dealers to do until the get the correct parts (fused harness) sometime in November.
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Re: Bronco Recall

I guess ford has more than one issue with the cc system, from what i had been told, the later model deactivation switch made by texas instruments and mounted on master cylinder body becomes a potential fire hazzard when brake fluid eventually eats its way across to the electrical side of the switch. Who knows yet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] here in orlando a mustang also caught on fire in a garage parked for hours and burnt the house down,it may be a bigger issue than we know of [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

CNN news website has all the info, i tried to link it but dont know how to work the latest url system here [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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I have a 96 Bronco and I have just checked the master cylinder. There are two "thingys" with wires attached. One is at the front end of the metal body and the other one sits at the bottom part of the plastic container. Which one of these is the deactivation switch?
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