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Factory-type Cruise Control Installation
Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:31 PM
Now, i want to add cruise control (cc), the factory type. Her's what I've added so far:
1. a cruise control switch for the instrument panel (from a 2001 Outback, H- 6)
2. a vacuum throttle control(mounts on the firewall directly in fron of the driver...has cable connection to the throttle body & a vacuum hose connection to the vacuum motor. This item came from a 97 Outback.
3. a vacuum motor that has a 4 prong plug(electrical) and a vac connection to number 2. (This came from a 96 Legacy)
4. a cruise control computer from a '97 outback
5. a steering wheel with the paddle cc control on it (not sure what year vehicle this came from, but it's exactly the same as oiginal wheel on the Forester).
I have connected all this stuff up to the proper plugs, but no matter what I do, I cannot get the cc to engage. What have I done wrong, or what mistake can anyone find?
I'll be out of town for the Memorial day weekend, & i'm looking forward to receiving advice & technical input. I've taken this vehicle on 1 long (5hr) trip.....and that was enough untill I get the cc working.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:02 PM
that of the harness plug.
Maybe you could still find a NOS factory add-on kit for your model.
Edited by avk, 23 May 2009 - 10:29 AM.
Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:31 AM
Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:17 AM
you'll obviously want everything coming from the same set up and be reading info/pinouts/diagrams/FSM's regarding the same set ups.
Posted 24 May 2009 - 02:38 PM
I think the fact that some of the components came from different cars (and different year cars) is the source of the problem. The main problem, I think, is the vacuum pump, which should sit on the frame rail above the catalytic concerter in the Forester. I used one from a '97 Outback, which bolted behind the AC filter drier. I also modifed the original electrical plug for it from a flat 4 prong to a square four prong. Since I couldn't get it to work, I took that vac pump out & have modified the plug back to original.....now I need to find a vac pump that goes in the proper spot & has the proper electrical hookup.
The advice to get all the components from the same vehicle is the best advice yet. Anyone have a complete cruise control setup for a '98 or '99Forester or Outback they might want to sell???? PM me.
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