Cruise control retrofit

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Cruise control retrofit

Post by rob-the-viking » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:15 pm

First off, eqcons did this a while back, nice work mate! See his thread here


Part 1 = Physical fit
Part 2 = Coding


Download part 1

Download part 2

Any spelling mistakes were the fault of beer and not my own! Any download issues, please let me know.

Apologies for the pics being average, iPhone cameras are junk, fact.

I have started writing part 2 now, it is taking a little while though.

*edited to add part 2
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Re: Cruise control retrofit

Post by 1er-lover » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:57 pm

Great write up. Top marks :thumbs:
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Post by Walshy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:35 pm

Excellent write up!
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Post by rob-the-viking » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:59 pm

Thanks gents, the real test will be when someone brave enough (That's you John!) uses the guide to do his own!

Should have part two done in a few days.

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Post by 1er-lover » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:12 pm

rob-the-viking wrote:Thanks gents, the real test will be when someone brave enough (That's you John!) uses the guide to do his own!

Should have part two done in a few days.
:lol: John is waiting on me to get one with auto wipers so we can swap, but i'm waiting on you to do the second part of the write up. :D
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Post by rob-the-viking » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:14 pm

:lol:

I'll get a move on mate, honest!

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Post by tag338 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:52 am

Fantastic write up mate :-)

I am thinking of just going ahead and buying the right slipring for my car as im itching to do this with the impending 100 mile commute that I will be doing for my new job!

Looking forward to the next instalment. (just need to get the dam S/W installed now!)

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Post by Walshy » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:22 pm

Im itching rob, just no time to do it at the moment :roll:

Plus im fearing the worse now that I may have got the wrong slip ring without MFSW!
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Post by rob-the-viking » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:52 pm

Part 2 is done.

Please be warned, if you stray fro the instructions you do have the potential to brick modules in your car, be careful folks!!!!!!!

Sorry the steering angle sensor calibration is a little vague at the end, but it is pretty straight forward. If I figured it out, anyone can!

Any questions, please fire away, i will help where i can.

If you don't fancy the fit or the coding part, i can fit and code it for you, but you will have to come to me, i'm in north east cambs, post code PE15.

The fee for this coding will be 2 packets of hobnobs, or a bottle of red wine, or a donation to the forum!!
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Post by rob-the-viking » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:40 pm

Right as mentioned in part two you'll need an OBD lead. If your car is 2007 onwards, you need a d-can lead, like this one.

If your can was born before 01/2007 you can use a modified VAGCOM lead for your coding. J1mmy sells these for about £30 all in and they include software. That is a bargain folks! PM jimmy here.

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Post by ogee » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:45 pm

rob-the-viking wrote:Right as mentioned in part two you'll need an OBD lead. If your car is 2007 onwards, you need a d-can lead, like this one.

If your can was born before 01/2007 you can use a modified VAGCOM lead for your coding. J1mmy sells these for about £30 all in and they include software. That is a bargain folks! PM jimmy here.
Great write up! Thanks a lot!

Would I be able to code the rear lights of my car if I buy J1mmy's lead and get the referenced software? What I'm thinking about, is the coding that switches off DRL in the upper and lower parts of the LED tail lights.
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Post by rob-the-viking » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:57 pm

You should be able to do that with NCS expert mate, but the process is different to the one I have written here, it's more in depth. I'll do some digging and see what I can find.

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Post by tag338 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:00 pm

Nice one Rob!

I am amazed how you ever figured out all that lot! Well done :-)
When I fitted cruise to my old VW Bora it was child's play compared to this!

Just need to find my self a suitable switch unit and get the S/W sorted now and ill give it a go.


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Post by Walshy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:22 pm

Nice one Rob!

Really need to pull my finger out and get this all fitted now :lol:
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Re: Cruise control retrofit

Post by rob-the-viking » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:31 am

Slip ring on the bay here for sale. For a coupe or softtop (no rear wiper) with MFSW but without auto wipers.

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