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Cruise Control

I dont have Cruise Control i thought it came standard with seatbeats but it didnt..

So here is my question...on my truck is there an open place on my engine were the CC stuff is supposed to be...

if i wanted to get it and got it through ford is all bolt on or is it inside the computer or what not?
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On my 02, it was plug and play. I bought the oem kit on ebay for $80 brand new.
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i wondered if it changed in the 04s..

did you get a new steering wheel?
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nope

I have pics of it in the box, I'll post them hopefully tonight or email them to you. Whats your address?
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The kit costs about $350 retail from Ford. You may be able to find it on eBay for less. I installed a similar kit on a 2000 Ranger and it required the removal of the steering wheel and airbag to install the speed control clockspring assembly. That was the hardest part. The addition of the servo and cable under the hood was easy and the harness connectors were already there.
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hmm, bob, how hard do you think it would be to find a steeringwheel and box part from a junk yard?

how hard would removal be, at the JY?
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hmm, bob, how hard do you think it would be to find a steeringwheel and box part from a junk yard?

how hard would removal be, at the JY?
For 2003-back, removing the steering wheel requires a medium sized 2-jaw puller. Other than that it would take ordinary hand tools.

I haven't done the installation on a 2004 but I think it is probably comparable.
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i miss cruise control... bad
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i miss cruise control... bad

I second that...i had it in my old car and i used it going 2 miles down the road..it kills me man..i had to drive to Charleston to Cleveland in my truck i was bout to pull over and find a brick to lay against the pedal..

im gunna start lookin for the stuff to get..

now will an older model CC work on my 04?

or am i just wasting my time and just live without it?
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I have cruise control and have only used it like 3 times in the past year.
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now will an older model CC work on my 04?
No, the switches are different for sure, probably other parts, too.
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I have cruise control and have only used it like 3 times in the past year.
wanna swap them out lol..ill make a trip to TX, we can have a meet lol swap out the CC, then i can drive back with no feet lol...


is it worth doin all the work for it or should i just suck it up and move on to other stuff to spend my money on?
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im gonna look into it more. im very curious
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i want it in my truck bad
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I'd do it. Cruise should be standard, w/ seatbelts, as you said. I actually traded trucks ('99 XL Sport w/ I4 -> '03 FX4 LII w/ V6) because of cruise.. Or at least the decision started over cruise..
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It's easy D. Bolt on....
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is there any way someone could just make a list of what we need?
thatd be sweet!
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im going tuesday to the J Y, gonna try to pick up a steering wheel and the box
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is it easier just to get the whole steering wheel?
and by the way....if you get a new steering wheel...does that mean you can get a tilt steering wheel or does that have to do with something else?
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is it easier just to get the whole steering wheel?
and by the way....if you get a new steering wheel...does that mean you can get a tilt steering wheel or does that have to do with something else?
Tilt steering requires a tilt column, so just buying the steering wheel alone won't do it.

Also, remember that to change to cruise control, you will need the cruise control clockspring assembly under the wheel. Here is a picture of a clockspring after the steering wheel has been removed.



The clockspring just clips onto the steering column. It is basically an enclosed spool of plastic ribbon with several conductive bands. It winds and unwinds to allow the steering wheel to turn while providing individual electrical paths to the various functions in the wheel - horn, airbag, speed control and illumination. There are usually 2 additional conductors in a cruise control clockspring (six instead of four, IIRC).

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thatd be sweet!
First of all, you need to make sure that you have the harness in your truck for speed control. There should be an unused flat electrical connector on the passenger side inner fender between the windshield washer reservoir and the A/C box. If you have that connector, the truck harness is probably prepped for speed control.

Be prepared to deal with removing the airbag. A factory shop manual will have the cautions to observe when working with airbags. Once it is out of the way, you will need a common 2 jaw puller to remove the wheel:




Parts you will need:

Steering wheel switch pods and the plastic trim piece for the backside of the steering wheel (or a complete speed control steering wheel that has these parts).

Speed Control clockspring assembly.

Speed control servo and cable for under the hood.

That's all I can think of.


Here's a picture of a complete OEM Ranger kit. There are some harness pieces in it that you don't need if your truck is prewired as mentioned above.

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