The cruise control switches on the steering wheel of my ’99 finally bit the dust http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221762&highlight=cruise+control . The switches still function but the light output at night is very annoying. In view of the fact that I use cruise control daily/nightly, a new switch assembly was required. I ordered the new switch assembly from Torrie at Fast Parts Network ( http://www.fastpartsnetwork.com ). The part, SW-5928 F87Z9C888BB, cost $60.87 to my door. Caution: extreme care as well as safety glasses should always be used when handling a live air bag. The first step in the replacement was to disconnect the negative battery cable and wait about 15 minutes. This was followed by the removal of the two steering wheel cover plugs ( one on each side ) by prying loose with a pocket knife. After that, I removed the two driver side air bag module retaining bolts ( 8 mm ) with a ¼” air ratchet. Subsequently I removed the air bag module by gently lifting the module and disconnecting the electrical connector then pulling the module free. The module was then cautiously set aside while replacing the switches. The cruise control switches are held in place with 2 screws ( on each switch ). These were removed and the flat wire cable was unplugged from each switch. There was no need to replace the wiring harness since the switches still function and it was in pristine condition. Assembly was simply the reversal of the disassembly. The cruise control switch replacement took only 30 minutes ( including the 15 minute wait on the battery ) working at a relaxed pace. A short road test confirmed a successful installation. Further a test at night established the lights function.