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    Cruise control has broken...

    Hello,

    Out of the blue my Cruise Control has stopped working. Nothing happens when trying to turn it on via the steering wheel stalks.

    I was just wondering if there is any cable i could check to see if it has been disconnected or a fuse?

    Also, i am noticing a slight "bouncing" effect from the engine when its still. Kind of like a rumble.. or a small "kick" which slightly judders the car every few seconds when idle and at a stand still. The car also seems to idle funny.. Sometimes it will idle at about 1000RPM or at 800RPM and move slightly up and down as opposed to staying in one position when idle.. when i say move up and down i mean about 50-100RPM. Any ideas or am i just being paranoid?

    The car is a 54 plate Astra SRI 1.8 16v.

    Cheers,
    Myles.

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    Is this with the tiptronic gear box?

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    Have a look at the clutch switch, it's the most likely cause IMO.

    As for the erratic idle, this happens on my 1.4 occasionally when it's very cold. It doesn't log a fault code and seems to go away after a couple of minutes, so it hasn't really bothered me up to now.

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    Thanks for the replies. When you say clutch switch, where abouts would this be located / what does it look like? Also would it be an easy fix or require parts?

    Cheers.

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    All considered, I would go to a dealer and get it on tech2. This will tell you straight away whether the clutch switch was faulty, or whether there was a break in connection between the switch and the ECU.

    I could help you with this but I'm a bit far away (near Halifax, west yorkshire).

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