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Old 04-25-2011, 01:27 AM
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How To Install Oem Factory Cruise control

Note:: I have a 5-speed manual and now it has cruise control, how neat is that.

Please remember safety first and especially when dealing with electronics of any kind. Always disconnect your battery. I and FRF will not be responsible for any misdoings and shall not be held liable in the case you decide to do this procedure.

Items needed:
1- Electronic servo unit (this unit is to be mounted on the passenger side under the hood)

2- Complete donor steering wheel and column with cruise control modules already integrated. (No need to grab the shaft that extends to the engine bay)



3- Optional: complete ranger dash with wiring harness; complete engine harness (again these are optional and this mod can still be done, but may require extensive wiring and relays)…. Personally, I have taken my basic ranger and added all oem upgrades without having to go aftermarket; which I don’t prefer. Hey, but to each his own ☺




1: First disconnect your negative battery cable



2: Disconnect 7 switches below the dash (steering wheel) I would love to name all the switches; but I could not tell you.

3: Disconnect the steering column at the shaft (1-bolt, pay close attention as you will see that this bolt has had loctite applied and be sure to apply more loctite when re-installing) and also remove 4 nuts holding the steering column to the dash (the bolts are integrated in the dash).


“REMOVE ENTIRE STEERING ASSEMBLY”

4: Now here is where you will have to remove parts from your old steering wheel and transfer them to the new steering wheel (read very carefully).

5: First take off the black steering wheel cover. held together by 3 screws (Phillip head).



6: Turn your ignition with key in place to the (run) position, than take a tiny pointed screwdriver and push it into the hole right beneath the ignition cylinder. With a little wiggle the tumbler will come out.



7: now remove the ring and module (this may have something to do with the pats system or having to do with your pats recognizing the key) Anyways go ahead and take it off as it has a switch attached to it.





8:Okay now it’s time to transfer your original parts to the donor wheel,

ignition switch



notice the end of the switch, they have different switches, works the same, but it wont match up to your dash switch, so that why the transfer of both the ignition switch and the module are important



be sure to install in reverse


but first repeat the same steps as above to taking the cover off the donors wheel, remover all components as in procedure above and remove and install original parts. WALLA! Your system will now recognize your keys.

9: re-install wheel and steering assembly, connect all switches and be sure that everything is properly connected 3 x over, especially your steering shaft (you don’t want to drive on a highway and all of a sudden your wheel is pointing one way and your vehicle is going the other)

10: reconnect battery and start vehicle, your cruise pods should light up; however as “Rwenzing/N3ELZ" has stated, there are some years where these pods do not light up; however on N3ELZ cardomain, he has a write-up that explains how to add led.

11: go for a ride and do it in a very light traffic area. I did mine just before sunset so that I could see the pod lights better. At a speed of 35-40mph I push the on button and than pushed done on the RSM button to activate the cruise control.

Note: another benefit is that when installing the donor dash, I was able to reap the benefit of getting auto down on the driver side.

3: Pictures to come, just takes a while and I am sorting which one’s would go in what area. Thanks for looking and I hope this is complete enough for those that want to do the mod or upgrade. If there is anything else to add, please feel free and I will update the original thread and give props to you.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:10 AM
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idk its just me but no one ever seems to realize that cruise control only works after 25 mph lol

nice write up

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Updated and pics are available.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:57 PM
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very nice write up bru, alot of work but i bet its worth it!
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Nice write up! This is a lot more in depth than I thought it would be. I helped a friend install cruise in his 2002 Dakota back in the day, and it was WAY easier. Took 20 mins.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:02 PM
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hey bru if i have a cruise control set up on my ranger and wanted to go with a newr steering wheel is that an option? mine is starting to wear out, and i think the newer rangers have a cooler looking wheel right?
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:17 PM
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It sure is sir, especially in a 5-speed manual, video to come.

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very nice write up bru, alot of work but i bet its worth it!
Thanks!yes after market installs may be easy, but in my opinion are a safety concern, just my opinion and I just love the fact that when folks look at my ranger, none of them would have ever guessed that I had a basic non power ranger. muuaaahhhhhh

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Nice write up! This is a lot more in depth than I thought it would be. I helped a friend install cruise in his 2002 Dakota back in the day, and it was WAY easier. Took 20 mins.
Yes it's a option, I will be doing this also, I have 3 of those wheels complete with everything, I only installed this wheel because of the familiarity and just wanted to get it working, but what you need to do is switch over your clock spring and cut a few switches and transfer them, be sure your crimp is 100%, especially when screwing with the airbag. I'm doing that swap and writeup this weekend.

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hey bru if i have a cruise control set up on my ranger and wanted to go with a newr steering wheel is that an option? mine is starting to wear out, and i think the newer rangers have a cooler looking wheel right?
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:20 PM
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ill be looking for one of those newer wheels then, and coming crawling to your door when i get it wiring and ben dont mix, i have a few wiring projects i need to knock out... i have an electric fan, OHC and now i want a newer wheel!
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:24 PM
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Okay I could take care of all of those for you, cant wait, I love seeing rangers modded and come to life, inside and out. if the 3rd wheel does not go to the asker (asker, that's a funny) than it's your's buddy


oh yea just so you mow, that other dash is from a expo, I swap the entire harness and holy crap, i put in the eat and it freaking works, plug and play, I swapped the other dash back in so I can ask Rwenzing for some info, i think he will be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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nice man i appreciate that. also idk if you saw but my dad has those 98 expo leather seats that are power everything. call me!
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Is this what I would need to buy in order to install cruise, or would i need the steering wheel as well? http://www.newfordparts.com/seccat/r...67319/3/67319/
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Are you kidding me? He took the pics out??? lol
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yep because he got his feelings hurt ohh wahhhhh!
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Wow, thats too bad
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when the whole nor cal thing blew up, bru left frf and deleted all his stuff on here
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