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11-27-2016 08:59 PM
Darnell2000 Thank you lkreykes.
11-27-2016 08:05 PM
lkreykes
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Originally Posted by Darnell2000 View Post
Sorry to ressurect this thread.

I have a 2010 Focus, I bought and installed a new steering wheel with speed control. Took it to the local Ford dealer with OP instructions for enabling speed control in programmable parameters, and they were unable to enable speed control. They said the PCM installed is incorrect to activate non factory feature, and after they loaded incorrect software the vehicle would not crank. They said is was necessary to restore the PCM with original as-built data so it would start.

My question is, should I take my chances and try another dealer? Just wondering if something changed with Fords IDS (update, etc) that won't allow this mod?(as of 11/23/2016)

Also, has anyone in the Detroit Metro area had success with this mod, and if so what dealer did you use?

Thanks
You sent me a PM but I guess I can't respond to it until I have made 15 posts on this website The dealership I went to is called Fox Grand Traverse in Traverse City, MI. All that was required was the dealership scanning/programming computer (I don't know what its technically called) to be plugged in, and somewhere in there was an activation screen for a bunch of different modules within the car's computer. One of them was labeled "cruise control", and my friend that works there simply checked cruise and applied it. If I remember correctly it took about 10 minutes for it to flash the PCM and after that I was good to go.
11-23-2016 03:28 PM
Darnell2000 Sorry to ressurect this thread.

I have a 2010 Focus, I bought and installed a new steering wheel with speed control. Took it to the local Ford dealer with OP instructions for enabling speed control in programmable parameters, and they were unable to enable speed control. They said the PCM installed is incorrect to activate non factory feature, and after they loaded incorrect software the vehicle would not crank. They said is was necessary to restore the PCM with original as-built data so it would start.

My question is, should I take my chances and try another dealer? Just wondering if something changed with Fords IDS (update, etc) that won't allow this mod?(as of 11/23/2016)

Also, has anyone in the Detroit Metro area had success with this mod, and if so what dealer did you use?

Thanks
07-16-2016 07:19 AM
focustokus
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye4077 View Post
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am seriously considering doing this to my Focus. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where a good place to find a steering wheel for a 2010 in the light gray color scheme. I've checked E-bay to no avail. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Junk yard, ebay. I got mine off ebay for $20. Just gotta keep diligent.
07-16-2016 07:13 AM
sailor You can look for new at an online Dealer like tasca.com or Village Ford (check their info. in the Vendors section here).

Otherwise it's searching J/Y or even BST or WTB sections here.
07-16-2016 04:30 AM
Hawkeye4077 Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am seriously considering doing this to my Focus. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where a good place to find a steering wheel for a 2010 in the light gray color scheme. I've checked E-bay to no avail. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.
06-13-2016 10:09 PM
notfortheweak take it to a different dealer and have them do it? my friend owns 3 mk2 focuses and is a mechanic at my dealer. he is doing this next week. new steering wheel with buttons..install.. program.. test drive,
06-13-2016 03:22 PM
AthlonII240 Not sure if anyone still participates in this thread, but I just took a journey over to my local Ford dealer and asked them about this. To my surprise, they knew exactly what I was talking about, right down to the PCM options and told me to bring her in.

After about an hour or so of them fiddling with it, they let me know they couldn't find the "Speed Control" option in the PCM. I did not see them going through the IDS but they told me what they tried, and it was the same steps as in the OP in this thread.

Any ideas?
05-15-2016 03:41 PM
Benyay Thank you OP for the well written article and detailed instructions. I just did the same thing last week. I had pulled a steering wheel from a wrecked 09 Focus with Cruise and Audio controls and installed it in my 09 Focus. I took the stereo from the wreck as well. The audio buttons didn't work with my stock head unit so I installed the other one and now the buttons work flawlessly. The dealer gave me flack about activating it. I had to be polite but firm and showed him he instructions from this post and he said he'd give it a whirl. But I'd pay either way. Had a $200 roll of the dice but it all worked out. The technician was not impressed I knew more than him. Now she's like a whole new machine. Thanks again OP.
02-19-2016 11:43 AM
scoobyvoodoo That's awesome! How sweet is having cruise control?
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