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eco-paul

Cruise Control: Is It Possible To Retro Fit?

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Hi,

Happy owner of an econetic fiesta here.

I brough mine nearly new, and it the original owner had been busy ticking the options boxes, it has front and rear parking sensors, bluetooth, usb curatain airbags, heated screen and centre armrest. It has everything I want, except cruise control. I have had it retro fitted to my old VW and it was just a case of a new indicator stalk and some programming, I know the fiesta will require a new steering wheel, but hopefully re-use the airbag.

Does anyone know if its possible using ford parts, and if so how much? Or is it possible with some sort of aftermarket kit?

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Hi, it could be possible to do, i looking to do it too, i bought the steering wheel swich with the silver frame, but need some wiring to do to the ECU,and program the ECU. unfortunetli the Haynes still do not have the new fiesta Guide on the market...

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Just bumping an old thread

I've bought a Titanium steering wheel for my Zetec-S

Am taking it to a guy to try and program it on Monday - will update you with the results!

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Nath- my hero

If it works I'll cruise past Tamworth at 70 without touching the pedals :P

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is economy gonna be better?

Hope so - should be travelling at constant speed instead of gradually slowing down and wasting fuel getting back up to 70

What if it don't work? :(

I cry

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Hope so - should be travelling at constant speed instead of gradually slowing down and wasting fuel getting back up to 70

I cry

It deffinatly increases Mpg, i can never match the mpg to cruise control with my foot and stay at a constant speeed, just hope it works for ya's

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fingers crossed for you nath. if I'm at home feel free to come by for a tea/coffee pit stop

:)

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If this works i can buy my s1600 134 and fit cruise control myself.

In my opinion it should be an option for the zetec s and s1600

Jamie

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Just to let everyone know - had the Titanium controls & silver surround installed today. When the mechanic lugged his laptop in there was an option for almost everything except cruise control. Not quite sure whether a new BCM or ECU is required or just reflash the software. Writing to Ford Technical to see what they can advise.

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Fingers crossed, I'm not doing the distance these days, due to the fuel cost, but when I do, I love the cruise control.

Constantly driving at the same speed will do your MPG a lot of good!

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the ecu's for 1.6's are all the same, i went to ford dealers and asked what would be needed their reply was "new ecu" asked how much and they said mines the same one as titanium with cruise control then they looked baffled and then said dont know and pretty much tried being unhelpful saying i should of bought it when i got the car in which i replied i bought it 2 months old to save money,

ford technical are just unhelpful ****'s, if they dont "recomend" it they wont tell you if its possible and whats needed to be changed or done

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then said dont know and pretty much tried being unhelpful saying i should of bought it when i got the ca

They don't have the option of adding cruise control to a Zetec-S otherwise I would have had it!

I've sent a letter for Ford Technical in Walsall, will see what they've got to say.

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any update on this? you got a reply from ford technical>?

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Hi

Yeah any update

Seems silly that ford only have it on the Titanium.

Why not make it an option

Jamie

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I have a focus style and came with cruise control fitted, although my footwell lights dont work lol

not because i have cruise control though :lol:

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any update on this? you got a reply from ford technical>?

I can scan if the letter in if you like? A long A4 sheet full of text that translates to 'no' or 'we won't help' ;)

I've got Ford IDS software now so I can have a crack at it, just need the cable/VCM though official ones are thousands of pounds and even copies run in to the hundreds...

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Be great to see if anyone can eventually crack the cruise control. I would love to have it myself.

Just did a search for the Haynes manual for the MK7 and it's now available. Whether this will answer any questions for everyone scrathcing their heads over the retro fit?

http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=52951&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=14510

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i believe inath has done it but he will not spill the information on what file to edit and what part in the file to correct :(

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bneeco you are very brave discussing such matters on this forum regarding the STAFF :rolleyes:

their is a guy from Russia on the forum who has created a very user friendly software programme that can be downloaded and used for FREE that’s a whopping £50-£90 cheaper that other sources mentioned in previous posts,

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/31287-guide-for-focus-mk2mk25-c-maxkuga-elm-327-cable-and-ff2-program/page__fromsearch__1

However im not sure if the software created is specific to the focus or if the person that created it has plans to create a programme for the fiesta too,

Here is a link to the creators profile on the forum:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/user/31617-civil-zz/

if he does create a programme for the fiesta then all you would need to purchase is an ELM327 diagnostic tool and a cruise control steering wheel.

and if you want continues free information and free guides, buy a focus ;)

we help each other for free all the time and dont blow our own trumpets about it neither :D

and on an off topic note:

what sort of forum makes a member of the site in to a member of staff.

when they taunt others with the modification they claim to have gotten to operate correctly and wont help others with the knowledge that they have found.??

doesnt make sence to me if im honest, and sorry to take thing off topic but i feel it has to be said. :mellow:

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I have my cruise control on my Fiesta thanks for iNath, and now i can do add as well to others... just need a steering wheel facia with cruise control swich fitted, and the as Build file, from Ask Ford ( £11)

and IDS for software mode...

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What's the cost of this? Considering it myself.

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