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Old 02-25-2013, 02:37 AM
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Cruise Control in your OBS

Ok decided to start a thread on this BC i have gotten a couple of PMs on how to add cruise to your truck. I have a few cruise horn pads for sale to add cruise to your truck. Here is the process, its very simple...

1. Remove existing horn pad by pulling straight back on it from the column. It will simply pull out of the wheel.

2. Take new horn pad with cruise buttons, which you just bought from me, plug factory connector from cruise horn pad into factory clock spring connection on wheel. Then snap new horn pad into place, it just pushes on.

3. Your truck didn't come factory with cruise so you do not have the cruise deactivation switch on the MC, you will need to make a jumper.

This picture shows where the factory connector for the cruise deactivation switch is located, behind the power distribution box. Its plugged into a dummy connector...



This shows the jumper installed into the factory pins on connector. You can also just cut connector off and jumper the wires directly.



Once you have the jumper installed you are good to go!!!


***Photo's curtesy of Forddieseldoctor and can be found in his thread here Cruise Control Add-on


HERE'S THE HORN PADS FOR SALE http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/int...our-truck.html
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cool mod!

This may seem like a stupid Q but yes, it is a serious question.
Do OBS 5-spd trucks have cruise? (the only OBS 5-spd trucks I have driven have been pieces of junk so I couldn't tell if the cruise was broken or if the wheel section had been replaced with a steering wheel pad with cruise buttons).
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XLT trucks have cruise, regardless of the tranny.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:21 PM
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Trans does matter as the 5sp trucks will also have a clutch deactivation switch. Bill (alberta7.3) would know more about when and how on that one. It can be done though, just requires a tad more wiring.

It will work on any auto OBS truck...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:01 PM
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Shouldn't need any more wiring. Automatic trucks have the wiring for the clutch switch; they just have a jumper plug to complete the circuit in place of the switch. Manual XL trucks have the switch anyway, because the other function of the switch (actually a separate set of contacts) is the starter lockout. So if you're talking about cruise-enabling an XL truck, the cruise wiring to that switch is most likely already in place.
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Just did it on my 97 xl 5 speed. All it took was a horn pad from the junkyard ($25) and a jumper wire. After I made sure it worked I cut the connector off and soldered it together
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Just did it on my 97 xl 5 speed. All it took was a horn pad from the junkyard ($25) and a jumper wire. After I made sure it worked I cut the connector off and soldered it together
Does you cruise deactivate when you push the clutch pedal?
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Yes, everything works as it should
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:18 AM
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Nice... Good to know!!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:48 AM
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As said, that clutch switch is there because it's integraded with the switch that allows you to start the truck with the clutch pedal pressed.
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