Ford Taurus Service Manual: Cruise Control - Non-Adaptive

DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

Cruise Control

Overview

The cruise control system is controlled by the PCM. The cruise control mode is selected from the steering wheel mounted switches (ON/OFF, SET, CNCL and RES) which are integrated into the LH steering wheel switch. The cruise control system maintains a selected vehicle speed between 37 kmh (23 mph) and the maximum limited vehicle speed. When a MyKey restricted key is in use and maximum speed limiter is turned on, vehicle speed is limited. The maximum vehicle speed can be set to 105 kmh (65 mph), 113 kmh (70 mph), 121 kmh (75 mph), or 129 kmh (80 mph). During normal driving, the vehicle speed can vary slightly from the set speed due to road conditions. The vehicle speed can fluctuate when driving up and down a steep hill. If the vehicle speed decreases more than 16.1 kmh (10 mph) below the set speed, the cruise control disengages.

System Operation

System Diagram

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Network Message Chart

 Module Network Input Messages - IPC

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 Module Network Input Messages - PCM

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Cruise Control Operation

The cruise control functions include:

  • turning on the cruise control system.
  • setting and maintaining the desired vehicle speed.
  • accelerating the vehicle speed.
  • coasting down to a lower speed.
  • resuming the prior vehicle speed.
  • turning off the cruise control system.

Hardwired inputs to the PCM are:

  • Digital TR sensor
  • Stoplamp switch
  • Cruise control deactivator switch (integral to the stoplamp switch)
  • APP sensor

Hardwired outputs of the PCM are:

  • ETB command

The vehicle speed is controlled by the PCM through the ETC subsystem.

The cruise control system provides self-diagnostics. Cruise control is disabled anytime an error is detected in the system. No IPC indicator or message center messages are displayed when faults occur. Fault codes are logged by the PCM or SCCM.

An ETC system fault also causes the cruise control system to be disabled. In this case, an ETC system powertrain malfunction (wrench) warning indicator is displayed.

Additionally, certain conditions cause the cruise control system to deactivate:

  • Application of the parking brake
  • Transmission gear selector is put into a position other than D or OD
  • Cruise control set speed is overridden with the accelerator pedal for a period longer than 5 minutes
  • Cruise control switch is pressed or stuck longer than 2 minutes
  • ABS fault

Cruise Control Indicator

The cruise control indicator, located in the IPC, illuminates gray to indicate the cruise control system is in standby mode. The cruise control indicator illuminates green to indicate the cruise control system is active.

Steering Wheel Switch Function

Pressing up (ON) and releasing the ON/OFF switch turns the cruise control system on. Pressing up (SET+) or down (SET-) on the SET switch while the vehicle is traveling at the desired speed activates the cruise control system.

Pressing up or down on the SET switch while in the active mode increases or decreases the maintained vehicle speed by 2 kmh per press when displayed units are "kmp" and 1 mph per press when displayed units are "mph". If the respective switch is pressed and held, the vehicle speed continues to accelerate or decelerate until the switch is released.

Pressing down (OFF) and releasing the ON/OFF switch, or turning the ignition switch to the OFF position, turns the cruise control system off. While the cruise control system is active, applying the brake pedal or pressing the CNCL (CANCEL) switch puts the cruise control system into standby mode. Pressing the RES (RESUME) switch when the cruise control system is in standby mode causes the vehicle to accelerate to the last set speed. Resume does not function if the OFF switch is pressed, the ignition switch is cycled OFF, or if the current vehicle speed is below the minimum operational speed.

Cruise Control Deactivation Event Parameter Identification (PIDs)

NOTE: When recording deactivation event PIDs, turn the cruise control OFF immediately after the deactivation event occurs to prevent recording additional deactivation events which do not apply to the fault present.

NOTE: Cruise control deactivation PIDs are not available on the 2.0L GTDI engine.

The PCM has PIDs available, through the powertrain DataLogger, that indicate the event that caused the last cruise control deactivation. When the cruise control is turned ON, all current deactivation (or non-activation) conditions are recorded. When the cruise control is turned OFF, event recording stops. The recorded events are stored until the ignition is turned OFF.

The PCM has 24 cruise control deactivation event PIDs, identified as CRUISEOFF_00 through 24. The event PIDs should be read when deactivation or non-activation exists.

Component Description

Steering Wheel Switches

The cruise control steering wheel mounted switches are momentary contact switches that toggle up and down for the switch state. The switches are an input to the SCCM.

Brake Switch

When the brake pedal is applied, an electrical signal from the stoplamp circuit to the PCM deactivates the system. Under increased brake pedal effort, the cruise control deactivator switch opens and removes the ground signal from the PCM input circuit, releasing the throttle immediately deactivating the system.

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING

Cruise Control

DTC Charts

 PCM DTC Chart

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SCCM DTC Chart

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Symptom Chart

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Pinpoint Tests

Pinpoint Test A: The Cruise Control Is Inoperative

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. Refer to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to Cruise Control Operation in Cruise Control.

REFER to Steering Wheel Switch Function in Cruise Control.

REFER to Steering Wheel Switches in Section 211-05.

    Possible Sources
  • Wiring, terminals and connectors
  • PCM not configured for cruise control
  • Cruise control switch
  • Digital TR sensor
  • Vehicle speed signal
  • PCM

PINPOINT TEST A: THE CRUISE CONTROL IS INOPERATIVE

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Pinpoint Test B: DTC P0504, P0572, P0573 Or P1703

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. Refer to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 31, Speed Control for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to Brake Switch in Cruise Control.

DTC Fault Trigger Conditions

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    Possible Sources
  • Wiring, terminals and connectors
  • Stoplamp switch
  • PCM

PINPOINT TEST B: DTC P0504, P0572, P0573 OR P1703

NOTICE: Use the correct probe adapter(s) when making measurements. Failure to use the correct probe adapter(s) may damage the connector.

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Pinpoint Test C: The Cruise Control Switch Is Inoperative/Does Not Operate Correctly

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. Refer to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 31, Speed Control for schematic and connector information.

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

REFER to Steering Wheel Switch Function in Cruise Control.

DTC Fault Trigger Conditions

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    Possible Sources
  • Wiring, terminals and connectors
  • Cruise control switches (part of the message center switch)
  • Clockspring
  • SCCM

PINPOINT TEST C: THE CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH IS INOPERATIVE/DOES NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY

NOTICE: Use the correct probe adapter(s) when making measurements. Failure to use the correct probe adapter(s) may damage the connector.

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Pinpoint Test D: DTC U0129

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. Refer to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

DTC Fault Trigger Conditions

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    Possible Sources
  • PCM
  • ABS module

PINPOINT TEST D: DTC U0129

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Pinpoint Test E: DTC P193D

Diagnostic Overview

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. Refer to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices.

DTC Fault Trigger Conditions

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    Possible Sources
  • Cruise control switches (part of the message center switch)
  • PCM
  • SCCM

PINPOINT TEST E: DTC P193D

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