thank you all help is appreciated.Hi @fleet man ,
I said on Facebook that I would dig into this for you when my wife returned with her 2018 van and was just reminded when I saw this, sorry for the delay.
This morning I uploaded some files from her van to my website that you might decipher:
As-Built Body CM data as of today
Older As-Built Body CM data in pdf format
As-Built PCM data as of today
(some of the things I researched indicated that the PCM might handle some cruise functions)
if you check the part number they are the same for a transit with cruise and with out.. call the dealer and check for your selfChecking the clock spring for wires would have been smart, but I didn't even look. I'll dig into that to see what I can find. The backlight on the steering wheel buttons does work, so I know that there was at least 1 unused wire when fitted with the basic steering wheel.
Good call on using FORScan to view the realtime inputs. I'll try that when I get a minute.
@dinocarsfast does your dash have any indication that your cruise control is on or off? I didn't think that the basic cluster had a light for that.
I made an update read below@fleet man have you made any progress on this? I'm attempting the same and am thinking that I need to upgrade my instrument cluster in order to get it to work. I have the most basic cluster that only shows miles to empty and trip odometer. I've gone through FORScan and changed everything that I thought would enable cruise only to realize that the issue might be with my cluster.
I dont think anyone has been successful yet, I have some ideas about things to try but I my van already has cruise so its a low priority for me and I dont have a lot of free time.@fleet man or @lmleblanc any progress on this? I have an '18 with a base wheel / stereo and no cruise. I've got some good digital and analog electronics experience and was considering taking this on as a project... though I have not used Forscan before or done any electrical mods to my Transit (other than an aftermarket stereo).
I'm hoping to collaborate and share notes.
So far my plan is:
Not related but as I have larger tires (275/45/16 K02) I'd like to try to work on calibrating the speedometer also.
- Buy steering wheel with cruise, either with or without radio control buttons
- Plan to re-use stock airbag / horn / cover. I haven't heard anyone mention this and assume they are compatible
- Plan to re-use stock instrument cluster as this thread indicates it's the same part number
- Set up Forscan and start hacking away.
No progress here. I'll probably be selling my steering wheel soon. My van was missing wires at the steering wheel, but I didn't remove the slip ring to see if the wires were available further back.@fleet man or @lmleblanc any progress on this? I have an '18 with a base wheel / stereo and no cruise. I've got some good digital and analog electronics experience and was considering taking this on as a project... though I have not used Forscan before or done any electrical mods to my Transit (other than an aftermarket stereo).