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    It seems that ALL the cruise control stalks you find at the JY nowadays are non-working. The Cruise switch doesn't work. Tired of paying $40 for a new stalk, I decided to dismantle and attempt repairs to what I had.

    The stalk is glued together and there will be some minor cosmetic damage during the dis-assembly, but if you file down the burs before gluing it back together it is not serious.

    This is the stalk I am going to repair.
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    First, separate it at the joint. I was able to grip a pair of wire stripper pliers into the joint and force the stalk apart. Slide out the switch by feeding the cable into the shaft.
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    Pull off the outer end of the stalk housing. The SET button cap will pop out.
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    Carefully slide out the OFF/ON R/A lever.
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    The switch is held together by clips AND 4 plastic welded areas. I filed away the welded areas and carefully lifted the clips. You can see the dark discolored areas on the contacts.
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    Cleaned the contacts on the housing, and bent the movable contacts up so they will have more pressure on the circuit board. Put a little bit of dielectric grease (NON HARDENING) on the slide.
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    Snap the switch back together and insert it into the stalk housing. Carefully slide the cable through the shaft.
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    At this time, it would be wise to make a functional test with ohm meter.
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    Now, apply CA glue, carefully, to only this small area of the stalk.
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    Assemble the end of the stalk and press HARD down to fix the end housing to the stalk.
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    Should look like this. Snap the SET button cap onto the switch and that is the repair! You just saved $40.
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    Hope this helps! Some day I will do a writeup on the cruise servo repair, for when the cruise will engage but loses speed.

    Thanks!
    David

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      You are full of good articles, it seems. Nice write up

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      Thanks for making this an article!

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      Images now hosted on here. Click on the images to see the full size versions.
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