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00895 - Cruise Control Switch (E45)

00895 - Cruise Control Switch (E45): Defective

Possible Symptoms

  • Cruise Control not working

Possible Causes

  • Wiring/Connector(s) from/to Cruise Control Switch (E45) faulty
  • Cruise Control Switch (E45) faulty
  • Dirty/corroded contacts inside the cruise control switch

Possible Solutions

  • Check Wiring/Connector(s) from/to Cruise Control Switch (E45)
  • Check/Replace Cruise Control Switch (E45)
  • Clean the contacts in the cruise control switch as discussed in this (French) thread:


Special Notes

  • Most common Problem is a faulty Blinker/Cruise Control Stalk (actually the small Lever on Top of it), early Golf 5 (and similar) Models are known for this Type of Problem. Inside the Stalk is a sliding Mechanism which looses Contact and therefor creates an implausible Signal, the official way is to replace the Stalk but Enthusiasts found its easier/cheaper to adjust/fix the sliding Mechanism instead.