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Old 11-27-2009, 10:51 PM
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I just recently bought a 2008 Ford Ranger XL. It has everything i want except cruise control! Is it possible to add a FACTORY cruise control kit? I don't want to install some aftermarket / universal cruise control kit. I want it to look like it came from Ford with cruise control already in it. Is this possible? If so, where can i buy the parts? Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated! I've been researching everywhere and can't find any answers. PLEASE HELP! THANKS SO MUCH!
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:49 AM
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Easiest way would find a truck from a junk yard and swap everything from it.
Only way to get factory look is buy everything from ford and that will cost a butt load
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:18 AM
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Can you even add the factory controls to a wheel that doesn't already come with cruise?
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Would have to swap the steering wheel out
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:40 AM
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Yeah, thought so....
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:54 PM
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You can buy the kit from Ford ($350 est.), this will include a new steering wheel with factory buttons and all harware. THis does require changing the clock spring (make sure you know what your doing, AIR BAGS) and if drive by wire a reflashing of the ECU. I would recommend having a shop install this for you if your not experienced or have access to necessary tools. Note: the light on the dash may not work. However this is a factory looking install.

Part #4L5Z-9A818-CAA (FOR MY 2006)
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:01 PM
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I have a steering wheel if you need one. You may also need the clock spring and you will need a cruise control servo for under the hood(engine size specific)
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:30 PM
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the kit from ford should include servo and clockspring.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:28 PM
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Where can i buy this kit from ford? Do i need to go to a Ford dealership? Or can i get it online somewhere? What is this kit called? Thanks for your help Chris.

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Old 01-21-2010, 09:07 PM
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Justin did this over at Rangerforums. you guys are making to much of this. go to junk yard and get the servo and cable from same motor ranger or explorer pre 2002 4 door style. hook that up. hole in fender is there.

next you need new clock spring.

you dont need a whole steering wheel just the buttons and wiring. buy new or get from junk yard all the wiring is there on the truck justin has a how to writen
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:22 PM
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if you want the kit any ford dealer can order it for you. You can go the junk yard route but the kit was clean and easy. Either way good luck.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:22 PM
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if you want the kit any ford dealer can order it for you. You can go the junk yard route but the kit was clean and easy. Either way good luck.
$350 or $60 max. clean and easy or get all your own parts for a fraction of the cost. right lol...


here is his how to... you need to check for wiring seen alot of newer trucks that are prewired for it. mod and have fun!


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This only applies to 98-03 Rangers that are prewired for cruise

Let me first start by saying that all knowledge and everything else in this thread, i owe to Bob (rwenzing). He is an absolute genius and this project wouldn't be possible without his input.

I have a 1998 Ranger XL and it does not have cruise, I love cruise control and i missed it ever since i bought this truck. I talked to Bob about adding it and it can be done.

Here are the parts you will need, this applies to 98-03 Rangers according to the parts guy at the Ford dealership I work at

Steering wheel buttons: F87A-9D809-BA
Cruise control servo: XL2F-9C734-AA
Clockspring: F87Z-14A664-CC
3.0 servo cable (engine specific):
steering wheel trim panel with cutouts for cruise buttons

How To: 99-03 Cruise Control

1. Disconnect both battery terminals
2. Make sure the steering wheel is straight
3. Remove air bag round trim covers on the sides of the steering wheel with a pocket screw driver
4. Remove two 8mm bolts that hold the air bag on place and unplug the wires from it
5. Set the air bag with the horn pad facing up
6. Unplug the horn wiring on the clockspring
7. Remove the torx bolt in the center of the steering wheel and re thread it in about 2 turns
8. Wiggle the steering wheel up and down, back and forth til it comes loose
9. Remove the bolt and remove the wheel
10. Remove the 7mm bolts holding the trim panel on under the dash
11. Remove the 8mm bolts holding the metal panel on under the rim panel
12. Unplug the two connectors to the clockspring about halfway down the column and the ground screw
13. Remove the wires out of the clip they are in
14. Unsnap the clockspring from the column with a pocket screwdriver
15. Remove ignition lock cylinder and remove key chime wire from it
16. Pull the wires through
17. Snap clockspring back on the column and run all the wires
18. Reinstall lock cylinder
19. Remove the horn wiring and trim panel from the steering wheel with a philllips screwdriver
20. Install cruise pods and the wiring between them, you will see on the wheel where the wire is run
21. Install new trim panel on the rear of the steeringwheel
22. Install steering wheel in the straight position and tighten torx bolt
23. Plug horn wires and cruise wires into the clockspring
24. Install airbag and tighten two 8mm bolts
25. Install airbag trim covers
26. Install metal panel and trim panel under dash
27. Under hood, remove plastic cover over the throttle cable
28. Install cruise servo on passenger inner fender using a fender bolt
29. Install servo cable on servo, turn turn to lock in place
30. Run cable to throttle body and install screw that holds cable conduit
31. Install cable end on throttle body
32. Reinstall cover on throttle body
33. Plug in 10 pin connector in servo
34. Make sure you have fuses 7,10,13
35. Install master cylinder with brake pedal pressure switch and connect wiring OR jumper the two wires together with a 2 amp fuse (what I did)
36. Reconnect battery
37. Test drive over 25mph and test
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Adding cruise control

i have installed everything from a salvage yard but im wondering about the wire that you jumped with a fuse? where is that located?
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:40 PM
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Is a 2006 XLT pre wired for cc?
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: Adding cruise control

Is there a difference in a 5 speed manual or auto in the install?
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