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New mod done

Anyone tell what it is? Don't cheat and look at old threads.

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cruise control?
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You guessed it :(

It took me 1 evening and most of a day to get it in and run all the wires.
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IIRC you werent pre wired were you?
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No, I wasn't. It wasn't hard to do just time consuming.
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I can imagine. Got a parts list and some instructions???? I highly doubt I am prewired and even if I was I have no clue how to check
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If your a 4x4 there is a good chance you are. You can check for some wires at your passenger kick panel I believe or look under your hood for a plug on the passenger side between the washer fluid container and blower motor.

Parts needed were:
Cruise servo and cable under hood
Plug for servo with plenty of wiring
Column out of cruise control truck
The other end of the brown 6 wire plug for the column (have to add 3 wires)
Need to add a wire to the gauge cluster plug to make the speed light come on
Cruise pods (on your cruise column)
If you have a clutch, you need the connector from the cruise vehicle for the clutch position sensor. Need to add one wire to your current plug.
Wire, wiring know how, and patience
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If your prewired, this is all easier.
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Yeah. I would hope I am prewired cause I wouldnt be bothering if I am not. But power windows are first on my list. Still gotta figure out if I am prewired for them. I seem to think
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Nice work... I wonder if it's more or less the same for a newer truck too. Been thinking of picking up a plain 06+ for a DD and would like it to have cruise!
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Good job.
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Nice work!
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Thanks guys. I still have to get the lights working.
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Yeah. I would hope I am prewired cause I wouldnt be bothering if I am not. But power windows are first on my list. Still gotta figure out if I am prewired for them. I seem to think
If your not Pre-wired its not a big deal.

My truck is a 2007 XLT 4x4, and was not prewired. I installed an after market cruise control unit from a company that makes the devices "cruise control store" (M&R Electronics in Michigan). The installation was very straight forward. The hardware attachments are already at the engine on all Rangers which makes it much easier to install. Just connect the wires, install the stalk, and adjust it.

Once its adjusted properly, the unit works as smooth as factory system, its seamless, in fact id say its a little less aggressive (smoother) than the factory system in my old explorer.

No fishing through junk yards or collecting parts. The unit was about $200 and has warranty.

so dont give up if you dont have pre-wire, theres a second option....
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I think I spent $60. If something doesn't work, I can take it back for a refund.
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thats great man, im not knocking your set up one bit. In fact id prefer a OE set up over an aftermarket one any day.

im simply pointing out there are alternatives.
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Well if I am not prewired I am not worried. Cruise isnt the biggest thing in the world to me.
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thats great man, im not knocking your set up one bit. In fact id prefer a OE set up over an aftermarket one any day.

im simply pointing out there are alternatives.
Oh I understand. I wan't getting defensive or anything. No one can tell what tone someone posts something in over the internet. It was more of just relaxed and letting everyone know how much I spent. Mine took alot of time though to do it.
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Thanks guys. I still have to get the lights working.
the wiring is another story lol mine had cruise but the pods didn't light up. I made a how-to to get them to light up
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the wiring is another story lol mine had cruise but the pods didn't light up. I made a how-to to get them to light up
Well I did some testing and both lights are burnt out in the pods. I also got the light in the dash working. I had to run a total of 2 wires to make it work.

In case anyone does it, the servo sends a ground signal to the cluster to trigger the light so you need to run a wire for that and also a keyed hot.

I ordered some leds to get the pods working :)
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Got something in the mail today for it

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Realized I don't have a dremel.......
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