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Cruise control not working? Try these...
I still have my '95 integra. It is so dang reliable I just can't part with it. I've had it since it came off the lot with 7 miles on it. :-)
Anyhow, I just fixed the cruise control failing to "lock the speed" issue and I figured I'd post my experience here in case someone else runs into this issue.
Here are the usual causes that I have seen, in no particular order:
1. Broken clutch pedal switch. Easy to diagnose, if the car can turn on in neutral without you pressing the clutch, then this is the problem. $35 at a local autoparts.
2. Broken brake pedal switch. This is a double switch, so even if your brake lights are still functioning this could be the issue. You'll have to remove it to test it with a multimeter (continuity test), or just install a new one... $25 at local autoparts.
3. Broken brake pedal pad. This is the small plastic/rubber part that makes contact between the brake pedal arm and the brake pedal switch. The original part is plastic, so it deteriorates over time. It will become brittle and fall apart, leaving enough of a gap between the brake pedal arm and the switch to cause problems. $7 at local autoparts.
When you replace the switch or the pad make sure the switch is fully pressed in when the brake is in the resting position, and conversely that the switch comes out fully when the pedal is fully pressed or you'll probably have issues with the cruise control coming off on even small bumps...