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I had this happen on my 2012 so may not apply. Turning on cruise control was intermittent. To fix it the dealer had to replace the steering wheel switch (56046094-AF) then also found that a steering angle sensor (68050845-AB) had also failed so it took two parts.
 

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I have a 2014 with cruse control...which works sometimes. Mostly not. I took it to the shop and they wanted $1200 to fix it. That sounded more than outrageous. Anyone have any idea of how to fix this ?
One thing I would consider is cruise controls operate off of the rotational speed of the crankshaft in the trucks final gear ratio. Perhaps a crank sensor is bad which interferes with the ability to set your cruise control at times. In other words, sometimes the sensor works and sometimes it doesn't. Just a theory bouncing around in my head.
Thanks. I took mine in about a year ago for the recall. I was told that what they needed to fix was not what was wrong with mine...then they hit me with the $1200 fix-it cost.
So then, what did they do for the $1200? Was it all labor to find the problem or was it a faulty part that was expensive as hell?
 

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I have a 2014 with cruse control...which works sometimes. Mostly not. I took it to the shop and they wanted $1200 to fix it. That sounded more than outrageous. Anyone have any idea of how to fix this ?
I have 2013 Ram and mine will quite working sometimes also, what I do to fix is on the steering wheel controls on right side is gear- & gear+, with vehicle in park hold both buttons in at same time for a few seconds seems to fix mine whenever mine quits working.
 

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December trip to the great north woods for ice fishing, cruise control would not engage then it would.
Dealer replaced the steering wheel switch under the extended warranty. $100 later all is good.
 

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One thing I would consider is cruise controls operate off of the rotational speed of the crankshaft in the trucks final gear ratio. Perhaps a crank sensor is bad which interferes with the ability to set your cruise control at times. In other words, sometimes the sensor works and sometimes it doesn't. Just a theory bouncing around in my head.


So then, what did they do for the $1200? Was it all labor to find the problem or was it a faulty part that was expensive as hell?
Cruise used to get signal from the driveshaft,I believe it still does as I can down shift ,cruise remains on and rpms increase.
 

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Had this problem too. Cruise control would often not turn on. After reading on the forum, tried the single sharp swack to the back of the steering wheel - no problem since. This does suggest an issue with either a connection or a switch.
 

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I have a 2014 with cruse control...which works sometimes. Mostly not. I took it to the shop and they wanted $1200 to fix it. That sounded more than outrageous. Anyone have any idea of how to fix this ?
I had same issue a couple of months ago. Dealer had to install a new cruise control switch on the steering column. $609. Apparently the tilt wheel steering column bends the wire enough times until it is not a reliable connection. Had a '85 Caballero that had the same problem about 3 times. Each time it cost $116 to fix
 

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I have a 2014 with cruse control...which works sometimes. Mostly not. I took it to the shop and they wanted $1200 to fix it. That sounded more than outrageous. Anyone have any idea of how to fix this ?
My 2015 Outdoorsman was doing the same thing.
pish the cruise button and sometimes the cruise was ready to set. Sometimes pushing the on-off button had no effect.
If this describes your issue, here is the fix I found on another thread on this site.
Flick the button hard- like you would flick a bug off your table.
Alternately, some owners use a karate chop to the switch.
Either way works to unstick the on/off button for me. And it’s free.
Good Luck
 

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One thing I would consider is cruise controls operate off of the rotational speed of the crankshaft in the trucks final gear ratio. Perhaps a crank sensor is bad which interferes with the ability to set your cruise control at times. In other words, sometimes the sensor works and sometimes it doesn't. Just a theory bouncing around in my head.


So then, what did they do for the $1200? Was it all labor to find the problem or was it a faulty part that was expensive as hell?
They were going to fix it for the $1200...I declined, thinking there must be a better way.
 
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