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Old 11-01-2010, 08:31 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by modorney View Post
Or is there one that makes use of the drive by wire and sends an electrical signal?

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Yes there is

You need to contact the people at The Cruise Control Store. They can help you with your 2010 Ranger. Talk to Michael

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:35 PM   #22
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> You need to contact the people at The Cruise Control Store.

I did. And I got hooked up with Anthony Pappas at Pro-Tech Mobile Electronics.

Pro-Tech Mobile Electronics
Box 690714
Stockton, CA 95269

First of all, Anthony is the greatest!

Second, don't let the Stockton address scare you. He works out of a super-equipped van, and he'll go anywhere. He has a regular weekly gig in Fremont and can fit you in along that route.

Anthony installed a cruise control on my 2010 Ranger and it works great. I have a mechanical system (not drive by wire) and checked it out today. Two or three times a month, I work overtime in Richmond, and I take a shortcut road to get there. This two (and a little four) lane road has speed limits like 40-45-35-30-45-50-45-40-25. Nine speed changes in ten miles. And lots of speed traps. Cruise control makes this a breeze - it works swimmingly! No hunting, and follows the hills nicely.

I do notice a bit of hunting at 65 or so, but I can live with that - I think the gain may be too sensitive? But the 25 to 50 control is great and, if I have to have one or the other, I'll take what I've got.

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Old 06-02-2011, 12:39 PM   #23
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I been wanting to add cruise control.
I want it to look factory, so can the aftermarket be tied into the factory buttons?
Or should I just spend time pulling parts and just swap it in?
Not sure how hard a swap will be since its a 87 with a 4.0L
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I'm in the process of adding an Audiovox vacuum cruise control to my ranger. I looked at the electronic cruise but am more familiar with the vacuum one. On my '94 Tempo I ran one one for about 60,000 miles with zero problems. With a 4 cyl. you really do need a vacuum tank and the ideal sized one can be made with an empty propane cylinder with a vacuum hose barb epoxied in place. You also need a vacuum stop valve between the vacuum source and tank.
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I have a 2000 Mazda b4000 Troy lee edition. I have factory cruise but it hasn't worked since I got the truck in 2012 with 234k miles. Is there a kit that uses the factory controls or can I adapt an aftermarket kit to use the factory controls?

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Old 10-20-2015, 11:07 AM   #26
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Default Connector information and LED brake light fix

I don't know if this kind of info was previously posted, but it was so useful I thought I'd throw it in.

LED brake lights - - these will KILL the cruise control. Reason is, the LED's do not provide the low-resistance path to ground needed by the circuit behind the brake-light input. I found this out by measuring pin-6 on my servo connector, and it was 6V instead of zero. (should be 0V with brake pedal released, 12V with brake pedal depressed)

I solved the problem with a 25-watt 20-ohm resistor, wired from the brake light bulb hot wire to ground.

Servo Connector - - this is the 10-pin (8 wires used) connector on the servo body. This connector has all the information needed to identify a cruise control problem, and all you need is a multi-meter and a wire-piercing probe. I was able to check out the function of the steering wheel switches, brake pedal, and VSS in just a few minutes.

Wiring Diagram - - the Ford wiring diagram book was indispensable. A critical item for troubleshooting, it has excellent wiring information PLUS all the location information for where each and every connector and module can be found. I bought mine for $20 on line. Highly recommended. These are out of print, and you might have to do some searching, but it's worth the trouble.

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