Originally Posted by RudemAn85
I have done my searching, I swear! But what I really want to know is if I need a so called clockspring in my steering if I want to put in cruise control. I understand that my ranger is a XLT value package... I checked under the hood and the wiring harnass is indeed there for the cruise. So do I just need the servo, cables, and switches on the steering wheel?
You probably need the CC clockspring. Every Ford Ranger factory cruise kit that I've seen comes with one and I had to change it in a Ranger that I converted to cruise.
I believe the regular CS has 3 or 4 conductors (horn and airbag) and the cruise-type CS has 6. Check the clockspring harness running down the PS of the steering column to a 6-pin connector. The cruise wires are light blue/black and dark green/orange. If you have those wires, then you should have the correct CS for cruise control.
One other thing: the plastic trim on the back side of the steering wheel is cut out to clear the CC pod switches. You will need to either get that trim or maybe you could cut yours out for the pods.