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Old 09-04-2008, 12:25 PM   #11
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2008 ford Ranger: number 1 position wire of the second plug PCM is a purple/orange? wire looks red to me to.
I've grounded the tack wire and re routed the speed senser wire to the above wire but still no cruise. I will now retrace all wires and their hook ups to ensure they are connecting properly.
Thanks alot for all the input. The $550.00 a local shop wanted to install a cruise is looking better all the time. I've been at this since June.
By the way I really love my Ranger even with all its little quirks. For a 2300cc 4 it really has a lot of torque and has no problem maintaining 130 kms or 80mph on the highway.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:44 PM   #12
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He E-mailed me because he was dropping off a brand new (it had 32 miles on it) 08 Ranger.

The VSS as stated is in the middle plug, on the first pin. The Gray wire from the cruise goes there. (I'm assuming your cruise uses the same colors as mine)



This one has no cruise plug in the factory location, but it has a factory grounding point. I ground both the black (ground) and the blue (tach) wire there.


Notice that the ground and tach wire is soldered to a grounding lug.

Linkage on this truck is typical for most Rangers. Everything snaps into place.



Now check this, the red wire must have a constant source. This should be the first wire on your brake switch plug (sorry didn't write down the colors), the purple wire needs to go to the second position (I think it was Purple/White) on the brake switch plug.

The brown wire needs to go to the ignition switch, any switched source will work. I prefer the ACC wire. Don't remember the color, but from right to left it was the third wire on the bottom row of the plug.

What is the model number of your cruise?
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:26 PM   #13
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Thanks alot for all the input. The $550.00 a local shop wanted to install a cruise is looking better all the time. I've been at this since June.
WOW, thats a lot. I charge $379 + tax. That includes all parts (fully electronic cruise NOT vaccuum) and labor and a three year 36000 mile warranty.

Call Michael at www.thecruisecontrolstore.com to see if there is an installer in your area or go here to look for an installer
http://www.thecruisecontrolstore.com/shops.html (yes I'm listed there)
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:07 PM   #14
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Thats what a limited local market will allow. Too bad your 4000 miles away. Your pricing seems real good.
Still haven't had any luck gitting it to work. Thanks for all the info though.
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Cruise model number Audiovox CCS - 100
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Set your switches as follows

On-On-On-Off-Off-Off-On
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #17
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I've been planning to put an aftermarket unit in my new (to me, 133.000 mi) '96 Ranger. Is there an economy servo based unit (O.K. I'm cheap)? The web consensus seems to be that the Audiovox unit works if you can get it installed; this thread helps that. The only question I have is whether or not I need a vacuum accumulator?
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ok, just got my Audiovox CCS-100 installed on my 1983 Ranger, 2.8, 5 speed. had trouble with is as it wouldn't hold the set speed... kept slowing down to about 45-50 mph when you set it for anything above 50 mph. after much frustration retracing all the leads and the settings called their tech support. they said to set the switches as follows:

off-off-on-off-off-off-on (these setting are NOT what the instructions said!)

all i know is it is working now.

guess there is a big difference between the 1st gen rangers and the newer ones.
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Thanks for the scoop! I feel much better knowing a little information about this subject. Sounds like it might be worth a couple hundred bucks to have it installed professionally. I would hate to cut into the factory harness in the wrong place and screw something up. I found a recommended installer 20 minutes from me...how lucky is that?!
Great advice!
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Okay, even though I live in Giants country (near SF), I celebrated the Rangers first all time world series win by buying a new Ranger. 2010, Super Cab Automatic 4 cyl 2.3

I'd like to have cruise control and I understand that this is a drive by wire?

What are my options? Can I use a generic aftermarket one that mechanically pulls the gas pedal, linkage, etc.?

Or is there one that makes use of the drive by wire and sends an electrical signal?

Thanks, by the way, for a great forum!
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