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I recently bought an '04 E350 work van. I like it, but in a short time I realize how much I miss having a cruise control. What parts and how much effort would it take to add cruise to the van?
New steering wheel? New turn signal stalk?? New computer???
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks!
Don
 

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IM not positive on these but when i worked at Ford in 90-94 i installed a lot fo cruise controls on the lower end cars. Escorts and Temps where most common as these cars came pretty striped down. It came with a little arm like a turn signal that attached to steering wheel housing right behind the wheel like a factory one would. It had a harness that plugged into an existing harness under the dash. Then we added a small bracket in the engine compartment with a vacuum bellows type bag and it had a lever and cable that mounter to the throttle.

It took about 2 hours to install them and that was it.

As for these newer trucks i cant tell you, you would need to find the kit and see whats in it TBH but i would expect the wiring to still be under the dash as mas produced vehicles come with all the wiring and then addons are added by request, just makes it faster and simpler going down the assembly line to have 1 wire harness and not 6 or 7 depending on what addons each vehicle gets.

With my 06 there is no throttle cable its just a pedal and sensor on the floor.Not sure how the CC would work but i assume it has a sensor or small computer to plug in because all it really needs to know is throttle position and then it gets a reading from the speedo, or vacuum or something else and it uses those tow reading to adjust for speed.
 

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Thanks!

I appreciate your reply! I will start searching to see if there is a 'kit' that I can get ... I'm not too good at piecing things together.
Keep on truckin'
Don
 
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