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so the weirdest thing happened to me yesterday while i was driving..... all of a sudden my cruise control light starts flashing outa no where... i press the button try

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so the weirdest thing happened to me yesterday while i was driving..... all of a sudden my cruise control light starts flashing outa no where... i press the button try and off it and it just keeps blinking.... everything was normal on the gauges... so i just drive home like regular... trying to figure wtf is going again... i floor it.. the power is there, nothing was different...

so i get home park it... turn it off and then wait like 30 secs, start it again and its STILL blinking, so i make up my mind to move out my cars to the front so i can park my z under the garage to work on it and by the time i start my car it was at least 10 mins the light magically stopped blinking?!? i press the buttons on the steering wheel to make it blink and it doesnt do it... everything works.. i could ON and OFF the light with the button.... so my question is wat the heck was going on? should i be worried?
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this is from the 350z manual with the HR engine

When the ECM detects any of the following conditions, the ECM will cancel the cruise operation and inform the driver by blinking indicator lamp.
 Engine coolant temperature is slightly higher than the normal operating temperature, CRUISE lamp may blink slowly.
When the engine coolant temperature decreases to the normal operating temperature, CRUISE lamp will stop blinking and the cruise operation will be able to work by pressing SET/COAST switch or RESUME/ACCELERATE switch.
 Malfunction for some self-diagnoses regarding ASCD control: SET lamp will blink quickly.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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this is from the 350z manual with the HR engine

When the ECM detects any of the following conditions, the ECM will cancel the cruise operation and inform the driver by blinking indicator lamp.
 Engine coolant temperature is slightly higher than the normal operating temperature, CRUISE lamp may blink slowly.
When the engine coolant temperature decreases to the normal operating temperature, CRUISE lamp will stop blinking and the cruise operation will be able to work by pressing SET/COAST switch or RESUME/ACCELERATE switch.
 Malfunction for some self-diagnoses regarding ASCD control: SET lamp will blink quickly.
thanks bro... it was flashing pretty quickly.... what is a ASCD control?
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I'm not sure- I wasn't able to find much about it. Very weird.
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Shot in the dark but probably an anti-skid/stability control of some sort. That's odd.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default ASCD = Automatic Speed Control Device

To add to Cheshirecat's information, ASCD = Automatic Speed Control Device, which folks like us call "cruise control". Details in the Service Manual, EC-77:

"Automatic Speed Control Device (ASCD) allows a driver to keep vehicle at predetermined constant speed without depressing accelerator pedal."
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^^^ thanks bro..... if its broken... it wont harm my car right? cruise control isnt even needed on this island LOL.... you could probably engage it for like 20 secs before either A. the traffic stops you B. you run into a stop light.... lol so its pretty useless... im just worried its gonna tie into some other stupid problem....
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No its totally standalone.
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so the weirdest thing happened to me yesterday while i was driving..... all of a sudden my cruise control light starts flashing outa no where... i press the button try and off it and it just keeps blinking.... everything was normal on the gauges... so i just drive home like regular... trying to figure wtf is going again... i floor it.. the power is there, nothing was different...

so i get home park it... turn it off and then wait like 30 secs, start it again and its STILL blinking, so i make up my mind to move out my cars to the front so i can park my z under the garage to work on it and by the time i start my car it was at least 10 mins the light magically stopped blinking?!? i press the buttons on the steering wheel to make it blink and it doesnt do it... everything works.. i could ON and OFF the light with the button.... so my question is wat the heck was going on? should i be worried?
Not sure if this is related, but when I had cruise control problems, wouldnt engage, flashing cruise and limit indicators, it turned out to be a probloem with one of the wires in the steering column harness. I got it changed under warrenty and the problem has never come back since.

Hope that helps
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Not sure if this is related, but when I had cruise control problems, wouldnt engage, flashing cruise and limit indicators, it turned out to be a probloem with one of the wires in the steering column harness. I got it changed under warrenty and the problem has never come back since.

Hope that helps
i wish i had warranty still
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bump this thread.... i still havent figured out why it comes and goes... and it irritates me.....
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I hear you bro... a flashing LED light on the dash will kill me! I would not be able to keep my eyes off it
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This is from our manual.

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PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE CONTROL
. If the cruise control system malfunctions, it
will cancel automatically. The CRUISE indicator light on the meter panel will then
blink to warn the driver.
. If the engine coolant temperature becomes
excessively high, the cruise control system
will cancel automatically.
. If the CRUISE indicator light blinks, turn the
cruise control main switch off and have the
system checked by a NISSAN dealer.
. The CRUISE indicator light may blink when
the cruise control main switch is turned ON
while pushing the RESUME/ACCELERATE,
SET/COAST or CANCEL switch. To properly set the cruise control system, perform
the following procedures
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hey dreamer... thanks... the coolant temps are normal... i even try to get it hotter by rev matching the crap outa the motor and flooring it on corners... water temps are norm so are my oil temps.. no bueno man

wen i try and cancel the stupid cruise control when its blinking like a maniac... it wont let me...

and i dont really wanna take it back to the dealer because of a mishap i had with them... last time i went there for a hesistation issue they said i had to overhaul my motor... wtf!?! because of my bolt ons... morons.... when in fact all the things they told me like 3 of my coil packs are fried etc, etc... lol i even asked the service advisor... so... your saying my coil packs are pretty much fried and so are my plugs... but my car still idles smoothly? he says correct!!! you need a upper overhaul that would cost 2k.... i still shake my head at that incident...

what frustrates me more is that its intermittent... sometimes itll blink outa no where and sometimes it wont bother me for a long time....
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I hear you bro... a flashing LED light on the dash will kill me! I would not be able to keep my eyes off it
indeed bro... sometimes i freaks me out because itll turn on when im turning.. LMAO.... i hate it when it does that.... or right when i start her.... it feels like it yells BAM!! each time it pulsates... my friend with a G37 has the same exact problem and it sucks because each time he brings it to the dealer it doesnt blink lol... so they think his retarded or something hahahaha
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