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2008 Honda Fit Base 5dr HB Man

2008 Honda Fit
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Front Wheel Drive, 5-Door Hatchback, Small Station Wagon
28 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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April 25, 2012, 8:46 am

Paul S

Question: Change cruise control switch

The cruise control switch on my 2007 Honda fit on the steering column is broken. Is it possible to simply change it without any special tools? I would not want to have the air bag go off in the middle of the procedure and turn and 80 dollar part into a $1000 part job all in the name of fuel economy.

April 29, 2012, 5:05 pm

Ron W
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If you are not sure what to do, I'd recommend taking it to a shop. The Air Bag system in modern cars can be dangerous if you don't follow the deactivation procedure for your vehicle. It is worth the money to have someone who knows what they are doing for your own safety.

The switch replacement is probably fairly easy, but you do need to be careful.

If you need a step by step procedure, you will have to buy a service manual for the vehicle.

Also check youtube as many people have posted videos of simple repairs.

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