Hyundai Elantra Touring Cruise Control Shuts Off Without Warning

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    fortinlgf

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    My 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring has been operating flawlessly for years. Now it is at about 185,000 kms on the odometer. Recently, the cruise control has started to shut OFF without warning - not just slipping out of cruise control..... it shuts completely OFF and the control lights in the steering wheel go out. And now, more recently, it hardly stays engaged and ON for more than a couple of minutes.... then, without any other indicator, it shuts OFF completely. I had a local talented mechanic (not the dealership) take a look and he tells me there are no error codes, and no obvious issues under the hood, and has no explanation why this is happening. Any ideas?
     
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    Take a can of brake clean or WD-40 and spray the cruise control switch
    Work the switch and see if that helps.
     
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    I understand WD-40 [and similar products] are simply not suitable for electrical connections (contains water and does not really make connections better), but your suggestion to try a spray lead me to a Radio Shack electrical connection lubricant than might be worth a try. I'll report on my results.
     
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    The letters WD in WD-40 means "water displacement"
    WD-40 is not a lubricant
    It was made to remove water.
    The idea was to clean up the contacts to see if that helps
    Good luck
     
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