Loose Cruise Control Buttons

ford
repair
explorer

#1

The cruise control buttons on the right side of the steering wheel on my '97 Ford Explorer Sport are loose. I have to hold them from underneath in order to use them. Can I use some type of glue or epoxy to secure them to the steering wheel?

I asked a Ford dealer in Mexico to fix it, but I don’t think they did anything.


#2

I don’t want you to use glue of any kind to solve this problem. You should drive as if this car never had cruise control. You cannot fix this problem.


#3

Check the back of the steering wheel, right behind the cruise control unit, for the heads of screws. The may have come loose.


#4

Thanks. I’ll take a look. I don’t feel anything though when I feel under there.


#5

OK…I won’t use glue. I do a lot of highway driving, so I need the cruise control. It was recalled last fall and the recall problem fixed. I just hold the unit in my hand when I push on the buttons, and it works fine.