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Re: Unintended Acceleration
Robert Houk - SMCC Bos Desktop Hardware wrote:
> This once happened to me . . . dealer -- for whatever reason -- had
> removed bottom panel of steering column; when reinstalling, they managed
> to drive the left-side screw through the wiring harness of the cruise
> control . . . [just one of several reasons why I wouldn't trust Pass
> Weitz to change the oil, let alone "work" on the car anymore] so that
> the "accel" button was "asserted".
> You might have frayed-wire/loose-connector[/berserk-computer?] which
> looks like "accel" button engaged.
> Dunno 'bout them V8Qs, but most cruise controls have a "master power"
> (aka OFF) switch somewhere . . . (of course engaging the brakes should
> also tell the berserk computer to quit cruisin'!).
> German electrics make Lucas Prince of Darkness blush with shame . . .
My cruise control is on the turn signal stalk and has 3 positions: resume/on/off, with
the "set" control at the end of the stalk. If there is an "accel" position, I'm unaware
of it. Switching to "off" did not do anything.