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Re: Cruise control surgings -Reply

> Date:          Wed, 09 Apr 1997 13:11:35 -0700
> From:          Derek Daily <ddaily@SMTPGW.MITSUICOMTEK.COM>
> To:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net, jwilliam@water.net
> Subject:       Re: Cruise control surgings -Reply

> The breaking part  went fine but imagine my surprise when I used the
> lane change signal  to find the resume feature kick in, causing my
> car to accelerate  suddenly.  Braking again grabbed control back from
> the cruise but I  kept it on manual control the rest of the trip.
> Jon
> ___ jwilliam@water.net
> 87 Coupe GT
> Jon, 
> This is interesting in that for awhile I was only able to activate
> the CC when I either (a) pushed the button quickly and repeatibly or
> (b) when I simultaneously pressed the engage button and moved the
> turn signal lever up and down.  This has led me to believe that the
> problem was one of electrical contact.  Have very briefly checked
> vacuum stuff , but haven't ventured into the realm of speed sender,
> etc...
> How did your problem resolve itself?
> SquirleyD
> 86 VW Qtm Syn

Actually it didn't.  Unfortunately, most of my driving is done in 
town so the cruise gets used very little.  I leave the cruise 
control switch in the "on" position" and simply use the "set" push 
button when I'm at the appropriate speed.  I haven't used the cruise 
since the incident, not because it worries me, but because I haven't 
had the opportunity.  Being a tight-a*s though, I'll probably get it 
fixed because it bugs me whenever something on my car isn't working 
exactly like it's supposed to.  When I do it I'll let you know.  I 
have a feeling it is a contact problem.

87 Coupe GT