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Old 03-17-2018, 08:32 PM
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Tried to add cruise control but need help

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I've got a 1996 Ford F-250 that came from the factory without cruise control. I did some research and found that adding factory cruise to one of these trucks isn't terribly difficult. I found a junk truck with cruise, so I took the steering wheel cover, servo and cable. I bought a new brake master cylinder for a truck with cruise along with a new brake sensor. After installing all of these parts, the cruise still doesn't work. Is there something I've missed? As always, many thanks for the help and suggestions!
 
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:46 PM
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Did you get the clock spring the supports cruise control for your truck.
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:46 AM
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I apologize, but I'm not exactly what you are referring to. Where are the clock springs located and what do they do? Also, is there any light or indication that the cruise is on (ex: "cruise" light on in dash)??
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:39 PM
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it is a device behind the steering wheel that provides connectivity to the switches and air bag housed in the steering columne
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:56 PM
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On these trucks, is there any light in the dash or indication that the cruise is ON? Also, are clock springs difficult to change? Thank you
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:27 PM
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No on or off light on dash.
They are not that hard but the steering wheel on that year has an air bag in it so you should disconnect the battery an hour before working with it or it may explode.
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:49 PM
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My truck doesnít have an air bag on it. It is the XL package, so maybe it didnít come with it. Iím wondering if that makes a difference on the clock springs. I removed the cruise parts from a donor truck that also didnít have an air bag. What are your thoughts?
 
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What year truck did you get the steering wheel from that you are putting on the 1996?
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:30 PM
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There has to be away for the steering wheel switches to get there signal to the control module it is either a clock spring, or old style sliders either way something is attached to the steering column.
 
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Subford I think you might have missed that it's an f250. As far as I know only the f150s had airbags installed that year
 
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluediesel250 View Post
Subford I think you might have missed that it's an f250. As far as I know only the f150s had airbags installed that year
My 1996 Ford shop manual says that the 1996 F-150, F250 and the Bronco had air bag systems that year.
That is all I have to go on for that year is the Ford Shop Manuals.
 
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Light Duty F250 is probably what they are referring to.
 
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Isn't there a vacuum switch on brake pedal?
 
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:38 PM
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Isn't there a vacuum switch on brake pedal?
1993 and later F-series/Bronco have the electronic Speed Control system. No reservoirs, actuators, valves, etc.are used.
 
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:46 PM
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After doing some double checking, my truck is a 1997 F250 HD old body style. I promise there are no air bags. I took the steering wheel cover off of an F350 with cruise and no air bag. I am going to check to make sure I have everything plugged in and make sure a fuse isnít blown. Iím guessing my truck doesnít have a clock spring since there is no air bag?
 
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