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I have a 2000 and the cruise control is not working. I don't get a cruise light on the dash and nothing happens at all. It was getting hard to set about a month ago. It took my about 5 times to get it to set. Now nothing happens at all. Any ideas?

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Is it that it wouldn't set, or it wasn't turning on? It could be anything from a bad cruise computer, to a bad or missing TPS signal, VSS signal, Tach signal, the switch assembly is worn out, or the collar between the steering column and steering wheel is worn.

Sorry I can't be more specific, but if you download the service manual it most likely has steps to help narrow it down
 

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The most common issue with cruise control is the rubber bumper on the brake pedal that hits the pin on the switch, it may have fallen out...check for unexplained small hard rubber peices on your floor board. If it has fallen out it makes the system think that you are constantly try to turn of the cruise control.
There will be two switches there, the other one is for the brake lights.
 

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Also, if it is stick shift, it has a switch ont the clutch peddle also, that needs to be checked.
 

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Yes, you can get the parts, but most likely will need to be ordered.
 

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I have 2001 Nissan Xterra XE Automatic. My cruise control stop working (it would turn on but won't engage). As Jmac289GT mentioned, the fix was the Bumper Rubber on the left side. I bought the part from Nissan Dealership. Part# 46584-S0100. It took a minute to install it. Cruise started working.

Thanks Jmac289GT for your guidance.
 

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I have 2001 Nissan Xterra XE Automatic. My cruise control stop working (it would turn on but won't engage). As Jmac289GT mentioned, the fix was the Bumper Rubber on the left side. I bought the part from Nissan Dealership. Part# 46584-S0100. It took a minute to install it. Cruise started working.

Thanks Jmac289GT for your guidance.
Just happened to me. Found the piece of rubber on the floorboard, then noticed my cruise wouldn't set, then noticed I could shift out of park without the brake pedal and then found this post.
Thanks for the part number!
 

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Just happened to me. Found the piece of rubber on the floorboard, then noticed my cruise wouldn't set, then noticed I could shift out of park without the brake pedal and then found this post.
Thanks for the part number!
I also found the same issue. Thank you for the useful post! Ordered the part on Amazon...$5.
 

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I also found the same issue. Thank you for the useful post! Ordered the part on Amazon...$5.
Almost got the amazon one also but went with nylon nut and bolts because I wanted to do the brake light bumper at the same time.
I did both for 1.50, got the parts at Home Depot. I trimmed the bolts a little and used a little elmer's glue as thread lock on the nut. Works perfect and should never break again.
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Thanks for the info on the nylon nut. I’ve tried repeatedly to insert the Nissan rubber part but can’t for the life of me to get it to go in. Very difficult to reach in and get it to seat. So I’m going to try the nylon nut fix.


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Thanks for the info on the nylon nut. I’ve tried repeatedly to insert the Nissan rubber part but can’t for the life of me to get it to go in. Very difficult to reach in and get it to seat. So I’m going to try the nylon nut fix.


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I just came inside from doing the brake light side. It failed within one month of the cruise/shiftlock bumper yesterday on the way back from out of town. Had to drop the steering wheel down to get it in.
 

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Which one failed? The nylon nut or the Nissan rubber plug?


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The brake light rubber. Dropping the steering is easy. If you need the steps, let me know
 

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If you don’t mind, that would be awesome. Thanks!!


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To drop the steering wheel... disconnect the neg battery cable
1)remove the 5 screws from the bottom of the black box on the steering column, separate the two halves and remove them. The little plastic ring around the ignition will slide off. Put the trim aside.
2)remove the 2 screws from the lower dash panel, pull to panel gently to loosen the three 3 tabs holding the upper edge where it meets the gauges. Carefully disconnect the cruise control and rear wiper electrical connectors. Put the panel aside.
3)remove the 2 10mm bolts on the flat metal brace plate behind the trim panel you just removed. The left side has a metal tab at the top, remember to hand it back on when re-assembling.
4)remove the 2 12mm bolts at the top column bracket. Remove the 2 12mm nuts at the bottom column bracket. The bottom bracket is right near the switches you are trying to reach.
5) The steering wheel should now be resting on the seat. You can now reach over the column and either press in the rubber button or use nylon parts like I did. Put some silicone on the rubber button to help it go on if you decide to use it.
That is it, shouldn't take more than 15 minutes
 

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Thanks a lot! I appreciate the instructions. I also will be replacing all lights for LED, including the instrument cluster. That is one of my biggest complaints. Can’t see the gauges during the day and the dim backlighting isn’t much better at night. I was all set to order some EL gauges, but have not found any in stock for the Xterra gen 1. The search continues...


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TBass, thanks for the instructions on dropping the steering column. I followed them yesterday and replaced both buttons with nylon. Cruise and brake lights work like a charm now. Thanks again for the help!!!!!!


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