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    Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket crusie control unit that fits a 1987 grand wagoneer? Hopefully one that uses the exsisting steering column control switch of repaces it with a factory looking switch. Thanks

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    BJs off road sells the Dakota Digital one. I plan to get it when I get a little money ahead.
    Here is the one if you are running the original cable speedo. It can use the factory turn signal stalk from the 86 and up GWs.

    http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-1299.htm
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    • #3
      Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

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      • #4
        Rostra is good, and the Dakota Digital system is Rostra. I use a Rostra made for an electronic pedal, and it works a treat.
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        • #5
          I did get the dakota unit from BJ's. I'm very happy with it. Installation was easy and it works great. The only issue was wiring up the factory switch on the steering column because it has a different plug than the dakota unit but I figured it out with an ohms meter. Their tech people were also helpful.
          Last edited by conehead; 06-29-2015, 05:28 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by conehead
            I did get the dakota unit from BJ's. I'm very happy with it. Installation was easy and it works great. The only issue was wiring up the factory switch on the steering column because it has a different plug than the dakota unit but I figured it out with an ohms meter. Their tech people were also helpful.
            So glad to hear it...Would you please post how you wired it? I plan on doing it soon, and would love to not have to figure it out alone. I have an 88 GW

            IN fact, a thread on the whole installation would be sweet. Just saying.....hint hint
            Member FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
            88 Grand Wagoneer
            360/727/NP208/dana 3.31s
            Edelbrock 2131
            Holley 600
            Hydroboost
            Hedman headers
            Dual exhaust
            MSD6A, TFI
            Digital Gauges
            Rusty's 2" Lift
            31x10.5 15LT15s
            Quote From Friend's Mom:
            "You don't rely on that vehicle do you?"

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            • #7
              Installation instructions were good but there were a couple of things. The plug and wire colors from the cruise control unit for the steering column switch are different than the original switch plug so you have to slice the wires. On the cruise control unit side its yellow for resume/accel, green for set/coast, red with black strip for power out and red for power in. On the jeeps switch side its yellow for resume/accel, red for set/coast, green for power out and blue for power in. To find the correct wires under the dash you can disconnect the steering column switch by just pulling it straight out and looking under the dash to see which ones move, it looks like just a small black cable with the wires inside. The tach wire for the unit gos to the neg side of the coil. The VSS wire is not used because an auxiliary speed sensor come with it and it gos were the original speed sensor gos in the speedometer cable. There is a auxiliary speed sensor connector for it on the unit. The unit has 12 little switches inside you set. I set mine to MID sensitivity, 8000 pulse rate,8 cyl/high for the setup timer, VSS source as sine wave input, transmission as manual, I swapped out the auto for a 5 speed, and control switch as open circuit. I'd like to include some pictures but I can't figure out how to do it so if you have any questions just let me know
              Last edited by conehead; 06-29-2015, 06:49 PM.

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              • #8
                Can u text me the pics of your original plug? .im not seeing 4 wires on mine and any other pics. If u want ill post them for u. Or you go to photo bucket, upload the pics, and then share them.
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                360/727/NP208/dana 3.31s
                Edelbrock 2131
                Holley 600
                Hydroboost
                Hedman headers
                Dual exhaust
                MSD6A, TFI
                Digital Gauges
                Rusty's 2" Lift
                31x10.5 15LT15s
                Quote From Friend's Mom:
                "You don't rely on that vehicle do you?"

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                • #9
                  Here are some pictures of the plug from the steering switch. I don't know what it plugged into because it had been disconnected by the previous owner.http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o736/Conehead1983/IMG_0484_zps95i2ztul.jpg

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                  • #10
                    Here is the picture of the end I had to cut in order to splice it into the dakota unit. You can see the black sheathing that was around the wires, they are very small and hard to separate, I had to use a razor blade.http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/...pshhpt0fvb.jpg
                    Last edited by conehead; 06-30-2015, 08:46 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Ok, thats the same plug i have, i just didnt know it had 4 wires. Thanks for the help. Im hopin to do this soon.
                      Member FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
                      88 Grand Wagoneer
                      360/727/NP208/dana 3.31s
                      Edelbrock 2131
                      Holley 600
                      Hydroboost
                      Hedman headers
                      Dual exhaust
                      MSD6A, TFI
                      Digital Gauges
                      Rusty's 2" Lift
                      31x10.5 15LT15s
                      Quote From Friend's Mom:
                      "You don't rely on that vehicle do you?"

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