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Old 03-22-2012, 06:05 AM   #21
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I talked to Steve at Tousley Ford yesterday about this very subject. The steering wheel and a computer re-flash is all that is needed even if it is euro-spec. Period!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #22
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I talked to Steve at Tousley Ford yesterday about this very subject. The steering wheel and a computer re-flash is all that is needed even if it is euro-spec. Period!
Can you get Steve to supply you with the step by step instructions for the reflash of the computer? Does the image for the computer need to come from donor cars ECU's that does have cruise control? (This is what the parts guys from my ford dealer told me.)

The steering wheel change over should be easy enough but its the computer reflash that bothers me. Also the ford tech I spoke to named Joe said that he didn't recommend doing anything like this since the cars have a electronic throttle instead of a throttle cable attached to the gas pedal. He basically said he wouldn't want the car speeding out of control because of trying to add cruise control to a car that didn't come with it that has this type of setup. (However I have a 5 speed manual and if this happened I would just throw out the clutch and take it out of gear and then come to a stop and turn the car off.)
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #23
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Boomertwo. The reflash only tells the ecu that the speed control is now present. How do you think the dealers install it on a base model? The throttle by wire actually makes things easier. On my 2002,with a cable operated throttle, you have to get the steering wheel, and all of the wiring and cables under the hood, so the tech you spoke to is full of it. just do it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #24
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I would pick a different dealer than who you spoke to. Call Tousley Ford. You have to take it to the dealer or use a custom tuner. It is basically telling the ecu yes or no that speed control is present. The programming is already there. Period.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #25
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I had the cruise control steering wheel installed by my dealer and they went into the BCM and set the cruise to on but the cruise control is still not working. Did they not do it right? Is there something else that needs to be set? They also said that FORD told them that adding cruise was not possible. I have an SE with bluetooth and was just adding the cruise control. Thanks for you help.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #26
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Any update, as i have a ford fiesta i would love to add cc to.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #27
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I want it now wonder how much Ford UK will rip me off for???
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I think if anyone can get program how to from one of the dealers who have had success activating CC, that others could take in to have swapped would be awesome. I wanna pull the trigger on a ST wheel with CC, but only if they can activate cruise as it is the main reason for me getting that wheel.
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