ChrisCh

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  • First Name
    Chris
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    London

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  1. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    No problem! Glad to help
  2. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    Success rate for petrol seems quite high, diesel not so much. I'm in Kent if you need cruise activated (after replacing your steering wheel with one with buttons).
  3. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    One thing that I have noticed is that there is a different profile between 2015 onward Focus' and 2015.25 Focus.. Mine is the latter. This might explain why cruise doesn't enable as the profile is slightly different on your car?
  4. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    These are the options I get in UCDS (attached) [no cruise, cruise, adaptive cruise] There is also an option to change the fuel type of the car further up - petrol, diesel, hybrid... not sure if that would help cruise though.
  5. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    UCDS has arrived and it works. The only options I get for Cruise are either disabled, normal cruise, or adaptive cruise. No sign of any special options for Diesel. I will have another go tonight to see if I can find anything. On a completely different note, it also works for my 2009 Fiesta, so if I can source a new steering wheel I could add cruise there too!
  6. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    It's petrol I'm afraid! It does look though that there is a difference between the way petrol and diesel Focus' are coded for cruise. I wonder if it's additional hardware or just different coding? Still waiting for my UCDS to arrive, hopefully should arrive this week. I'm in SE London
  7. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    To be honest, neither Focccus or Forscan could actually access the BCM at all. Both had security errors as soon as I tried to read the BCM. No errors at all with UCDS. I've got a dongle and the extended licence currently being shipped to me (from St Petersburg), so you're more than welcome to have a go with those if you're ever in the greater London area
  8. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    Not sure! I have purchased the extended license just in case. I bought my new steering wheel for around £230, so €270 euros seems about right.
  9. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    UCDS supply their own adaptors (beware fakes on eBay). You buy the software and hardware as part of a bundle, for either €126 for the basic license, or the extended license for €212. I actually borrowed the laptop, software and OBD hardware this time. I am currently trying to buy the equipment myself so I can fiddle with some other settings, but it's a slow process! From my brief look at the software it is a cut above any of the free options out there and allows you to specify which car you are looking at (from the majority of the worldwide Ford range).
  10. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    Cruise is now activated! After many failed attempts with both Focccus and Forscan, I managed to borrow someone's UCDS dongle and software and we activated cruise in minutes on my car. I tested it on the drive home and it works perfectly. https://www.ucdsys.ru/?lang=en The Russians that sell this software are slow to respond, but they will respond eventually and the software works! We used the version with the extended license. The process is the same as above - turn cruise control on and also activate ASL (as detailed in page 2 of this thread), then write to the BCM.
  11. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    I have finally got around to swapping my wheel over! The cruise buttons all light up, but have not managed to access the BCM yet (due to my aftermarket immobiliser), so the buttons don't yet work! Has anyone had any more luck with a Petrol powered Focus yet?
  12. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    My new wheel has arrived! Hopefully will have time to fit next week. Will update on my progress!
  13. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    I suspect that it's a newer version of the software... but I could be wrong. What hardware are you using to connect to your car? I've just bought a replacement wheel for my car (with cruise buttons), but no idea what hardware to get. Thanks
  14. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    Does this help? http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4478
  15. ChrisCh

    Mk3.5 Cruise Control Fitting

    I for one would certainly be interested to find out how the person in the USA managed to activate cruise... although the US built cars are different as explained above. Looking forward to seeing if you manage to work it out Harni!