Originally Posted by tmtex
I might use it maybe once a year.
I use cruise nearly every time i drive at some point.
As for Ford recommendation...Liability. They will not want to have any liability in the deal. And if Ford refuses, then the dealer will follow. If there is some item in the kit which makes it a tiny bit safer, then that is where they will go.
Cruise can be very dangerous in the wrong situation. Probably never for the op, but say after he sold the car..
Some folks elsewhere here have complained about 'unintended acceleration' because they choose to never turn cruise off! Well...
Anyway, glad the op could get it working.