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Old 12-26-2016, 01:07 PM
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Question 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

My cruise control buttons are crumbling. I have never used the cruise control, and I don't foresee myself ever needing it. I'd like to just get rid of it altogether.

I've seen some online tutorials on removing the switches from the steering wheel in order to replace them, but I'd like to confirm that everything else (horn, etc) will work normally if I were to delete the switches.

As for the parts under the hood... It appears I could undo the cable from the throttle, unplug the harness from the controller, and then remove the controller unit from it's mount. I'd put some tape over the old bare plug to keep it clean.

Any problems with doing this? Thanks for reading.
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Old 12-26-2016, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

That's all you have to do. Cruise works as a individual entity. The ecm will not see it so it will turn it off like it's a 4.0 without cruise.

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Old 12-26-2016, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

Well I took the pods off and the horn doesnt work now. I did replace the screws that held the pods and the ground wire that is attached to the cc pods harness. could something be obstructing the horn connection?
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Old 12-26-2016, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

I've concluded that the wiring in the control pods are integral to the horn working. There's most likely a way to get the horn working without the pods, but for now I've cosmetically remedied the problem by putting some layers of electrical tape over the crumbly buttons.
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

i just switched steering wheels, I had cruise and had to install cruise back onto my new wheel that did not have cruise buttons. There was a wire that goes to the top of the cruise buttons on either side, and the ground, and then plugs in where the ribbon goes. They are covered by a pinkish plastic over the metal clip. I wonder if you can separate those wires from the ribbon?
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

I remember seeing those wires, and I bet they have something to do with the horn circuit.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: 96 4.0L auto - can I delete the cruise control?

They have 100% to do with it as they are the power.

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