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Installing Cruise?

Just wondering what would be involved in setting my truck up with cruise control. I know there must be a fair amount of wiring involved. Just more curious if its worth it. Truck is a 98 xl supercab with a 3.0 auto 4x4.
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There a couple of different after market kits out there that people have installed on there trucks. The seem to be a bit of work but whether or not it's worth it is completely up to you.
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I'm not sure if your wiring is set up to add a factory cruise control setup or not but if so, I have the parts.
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I'm not sure if your wiring is set up to add a factory cruise control setup or not but if so, I have the parts.
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how do you find that out? i have a 2000 3.0 4x4 auto and i want to add cruise.
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When I replaced my hub assembly not to long ago, it had the connection for ABS even though my truck doesnt have it. So hopefully I have the set up, cause that would be awesome.
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I'm not sure but if you give me a day or 2 I can take a few pictures of the plugs.
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I have a complete Cruise setup from my 2000 4.0 that I would be will to part with.
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Look on the passenger side inner fender between the windshield washer reservoir and the firewall. If your truck is prewired for cruise, there should be a long flat connector with 8 or 9 wires that is not plugged into anything - it is for the cruise control module/servo.

Assuming that your Ranger is prewired, these are the other parts you need for a factory cruise installation:
  • cruise buttons for your steering wheel (or a complete cruise wheel)
  • steering wheel trim with cutouts for the buttons (or a complete cruise wheel)
  • clockspring assembly
  • servo/module assembly (underhood)
  • cable (underhood)
For a 98, you probably need a clockspring harness that will support First Generation airbags - 98 to be safe or possibly earlier. Also, each engine size uses a different cable so you'll need one for a 3.0L of a similar year.
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Mine was from a 3.0 so it should be a bolt in as long as you have the plug. I will have to pull the clock spring out btw I have the wheel if you want that too. PM me with your email and I'll take some pictures tommorrow evening.
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I have a complete Cruise setup from my 2000 4.0 that I would be will to part with.
If this would work on mine I would be interested for sure...im not so good with wiring but if its not too bad Id def. like to do this
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so i might have the plug? is it plugged into a blank cover that then is clipped to the inner fender? i can get a picture if needed.
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so i might have the plug? is it plugged into a blank cover that then is clipped to the inner fender? i can get a picture if needed.
Maybe so. It should be a flat, single row, 10 position connector with probably 8 wires going to it. A picture would help us confirm if it is the connector for the speed control servo.
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Adding cruse control is easy. Shouldn't take longer then a half hour.
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Here's a picture of the cruise on my edge. You can see the plug.
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sweet it looks like that plug too but i will get a picture of it tomorrow and post it up. someone selling one hit me a pm with a price on a complete kit, my specs are in my sig
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I checked, and i think i have the plug, is anyone still selling their stuff?
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If you don't mind me asking, I have a 1999 2.5L. It isn't prewired. Is it possible to still install the factory setup and what else do I need? Thanks
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i want to do this to mine too...but mines a 5-speed. what do i have to do for the clutch and brake cancelling??
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Bump anyone?
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I still have my setup if anyone's interested, from a 3.0. Pm me.
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So once I gather the parts is there any wiring involved besides snapping in connectors? More specifically from the clockspring to anything.
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So once I gather the parts is there any wiring involved besides snapping in connectors? More specifically from the clockspring to anything.
Airbags are potentially dangerous. Follow all procedures and warnings in the Ford factory shop manual.

Replacing the clockspring requires removing the air bag (2 bolts and electrical connector) and steering wheel (center bolt and 2 jaw puller) and lock cylinder (punch or other tool). The battery MUST be disconnected before disassembly. The front tires MUST be positioned in a straight ahead position before disassembly.

A new replacement clockspring assembly will be preset to the correct neutral steering position. Anything used should be "retimed" to ensure that it is in the correct position. High miles clocksprings are more likely to fail. Clocksprings from front end collisions may have already failed. If possible, replace with a new one (~$100).
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is this the cruise control wiring harness?

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