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  • I want a factory cruise control in a rig that didn't come with it.

    Hey guys,

    How hard is it to get a doner steering column with cruise control and swap it in a rig that does not have factory cruise control and have the cruise control funtional?

    I would imagine that it can be done but how much labor and cost would it be involved.

    Any and all advice is appreciated.

    Thank you...

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    I used an after market set up on an old F250 back in the 90s it was kind of ugly but it worked. It paid for it self the first long trip!!
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    • #3
      J.C. Whitney sells cruise controls and they arent to expensive. I dont know what quality they are but could be worth a look.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Geminiroq
        Hey guys,

        How hard is it to get a doner steering column with cruise control and swap it in a rig that does not have factory cruise control and have the cruise control funtional?

        I would imagine that it can be done but how much labor and cost would it be involved.

        Any and all advice is appreciated.

        Thank you...
        I would think if you can get all the components as well you are set. The year of your waggy will be of great help also... I have a fender thingy here but no column, or cables..
        Tom Gibson
        1980 J20 Utility bed truck. Factory cab and chassis truck. Many new mods for it but it will look all stock.
        1985 J10 nothing special just a nice clean stock truck.
        1977 Honcho "Blue" 401/400/quad. Under going major upgrades.."This is Not Your Fathers Honcho", it may not even be a Honcho anymore when done.
        2017 Challenger. Very jealous of the Jeeps.

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        • #5
          I have a '79 cruise harness, no column or fenderwell unit.

          If you really wanted to do it, it can be done, but why?

          Using OLD OEM parts it likely won't even work, or crap out on you, or nickel and dime you to death on little parts.
          Not to mention sounds like you want to pay someone else to do it?

          Just buy a universal kit if you want cruise, although in SoCal I can't see why.
          In 9+ years of driving, I haven't been able to use it once traffic never moves freely enough.
          Tony
          88 GW, 67 J3000, 07 Magnum SRT8

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Geminiroq
            Hey guys,

            How hard is it to get a doner steering column with cruise control and swap it in a rig that does not have factory cruise control and have the cruise control funtional?
            To answer your question, it's VERY easy, and you don't have to remove the whole steering column if I remember correctly. I made the entire swap in about an hour (several years ago).

            Just park the trucks side by side if you can, and start swapping components. The wire harness will snake inside the cab and replace part of the brake switch circuit. You can pull the steering wheel and replace the TS stalk with the cruise stalk, snaking the wires down through the column. The switch wires plug into the brake circuit and / or solenoid. Then just replace the speedo cable with the cables and box and route in the vacuum hose.

            It's a really easy upgrade, and if it was working on the doner vehicle, and if the price was right, you should be good to go.
            Brad Smith
            79 J20
            360/NV4500
            D44/D60/3.31s
            past rigs -
            86 J10
            80 J10
            79 Chief

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            • #7
              I added factory CC to my 79 cherokee....it was very easy. I did purchase a used steering column with the cruise stauk allready in place and the 2 speedo cables, CC control unit, CC harness, and vacumn baffles put it all together and work 1st time out.

              I have one issue to resolve however, While in cruise, if I turn on my right turn signal...the cruise turns off...I don't think it is suppose to do that...

              I do a lot of highway driving and I really like having CC.

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              • #8
                It's very easy. Just need different length sticks for the different speeds you want to go

                1969 M715 6x6
                1963 J300 Swivel frame

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                • #9
                  [quote=Mikel]It's very easy. Just need different length sticks for the different speeds you want to go ]

                  Man now that's high-tech...I'm still using numbered rocks
                  1968 M715-Driveway queen/in progress

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mikel
                    It's very easy. Just need different length sticks for the different speeds you want to go



                    Thats AWESOME! LOL!!
                    1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
                    76k miles

                    Platinum Silver over Burgundy



                    In 1987, Road and Track called the Grand Wagoneer "one of the most capable off-roaders going" and "a first-rate off-roader and inclement weather vehicle AMC has honed close to perfection." It also called the interior "truly grand."


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                    • #11
                      I wondered where my rocks were....

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