Cruise control not working C180 W202

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Dlawrence103
Dernburg Wagon
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Cruise control not working C180 W202

Post by Dlawrence103 » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 8:44 am

Hi
Just bought a 1997 C180 W202
My cruise control is not working, does anyone know where the control module is located
I can't find it
Also the centre brake light is not working, I read somewhere this could cause the cruise to stop working? Is this true?
Cheers
Dave
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Dave Lawrence
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2004 Landcruiser V8
1997 C180

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3 x Landrover Defenders
BMW 735i
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Ivanerrol
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Re: Cruise control not working

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 5:09 pm

Not only do the brake lights must be all working, but the bulbs must be the specific wattage.

Your cruise control location.
Open your bonnett.
see the arrow pointing to the plastic cover (if you have one) - remove this cover.
Cr4usie-1.jpg
Your cruise amp is the box arrowed. In your car you will have two boxes mounted in that location. The CC AMP is the smaller rectangular of the two.
Crusie-1.jpg
By the W202 MB had achieved much better reliability with the cruise control. The throttle is electronically controlled.
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W210 - E240
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W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
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Dlawrence103
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Re: Cruise control not working

Post by Dlawrence103 » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks IvanErrol,

My third brake light is currently not working and I've ordered a replacement bulb, so hopefully that could fix it.

Under my bonnet looks a bit different from your pictures, and inside the electrical box is a row of fuses and a relay, then 1 long computer in the middle with 2 big plugs attached, then 1 computer at the aft end of the box, which has ABS written on it.
I'm Not sure which one is the cruise control unit.

I'm struggling to attach a picture as the pictures my iPhone takes are to big
Dave Lawrence
Current drives
2004 Landcruiser V8
1997 C180

Past Drives
3 x Landrover Defenders
BMW 735i
Golf GTI MK1
VW Corrado
306 GTI
106 GTI
300zx TT
Celica GT4
Leon Curpra R

Dlawrence103
Dernburg Wagon
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Re: Cruise control not working

Post by Dlawrence103 » Mon 13 Feb, 2017 8:31 pm

i found an old camera that would take smaller pictures so I can attach them to the posts :dance:
SANY0043.JPG
SANY0046.JPG
So I was wondering which box was the cruise control computer, or if it was part of the computer at the aft end of the box, which says ABS on it??

cheers

Dave
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Dave Lawrence
Current drives
2004 Landcruiser V8
1997 C180

Past Drives
3 x Landrover Defenders
BMW 735i
Golf GTI MK1
VW Corrado
306 GTI
106 GTI
300zx TT
Celica GT4
Leon Curpra R

Dlawrence103
Dernburg Wagon
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat 11 Feb, 2017 12:54 am
Model you own: w202

Re: Cruise control not working C180 W202

Post by Dlawrence103 » Sun 05 Mar, 2017 1:28 am

Ok, so I have replaced the 3rd brake light with the correct bulb and the cruise control still doesn't work.
Any ideas where the cruise control computer module is located?
Cheers
Dave Lawrence
Current drives
2004 Landcruiser V8
1997 C180

Past Drives
3 x Landrover Defenders
BMW 735i
Golf GTI MK1
VW Corrado
306 GTI
106 GTI
300zx TT
Celica GT4
Leon Curpra R

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Ivanerrol
Mercedes Demigod
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Re: Cruise control not working C180 W202

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 06 Mar, 2017 9:54 am

Sorry about that.
Your car is a later model and cruise is 100% computer controlled.
You will need a diagnostic scan to find your issue.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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