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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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what is needed for cruise control

Hi all,

I have a 96 cherokee with auto trans. I use this as my daily driver, and it's great, but I would love to have cruise because of how much I drive. Today I was at the junkyard, and found a cherokee equiped with cruise. What exactly do I need from the junkyard to make the cruise control work in my jeep. I know I need the steering wheel controls, and was planning to just take the entire steering wheel, but what else do I need? Thanks

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Unread 01-10-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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Hi all, I have a 96 cherokee with auto trans. I use this as my daily driver, and it's great, but I would love to have cruise because of how much I drive. Today I was at the junkyard, and found a cherokee equiped with cruise. What exactly do I need from the junkyard to make the cruise control work in my jeep. I know I need the steering wheel controls, and was planning to just take the entire steering wheel, but what else do I need? Thanks
The cruise control module and the cable for it that attaches to throttle body,
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Unread 01-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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Isn't there an extra switch by the brake light switch?
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Unread 01-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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You'll also need the multi function switch stalk (blinkers etc.) with cruise control. You don't necessarily need the steering wheel controls. Mine are on the stalk.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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At some point they switched from the GM style turns signal / wiper / cruise control stalk that AMC used to the Chrysler design that has the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel. His 96 might use the later design (certainly my 98 does).
When I added cruise to mine, I needed the steering wheel "face" (airbag and cover and the CORRECT switches) and the "clock spring" behind the wheel. Under the hood I needed the vacuum modulator w/ cable and the vacuum connector.
Installation is straightforward - all plug 'n play - but you have to have the right switches. Do some Google searches - I think your year has to have a part number on the back ending in an "A" (the switches apparently have resistance built in so they send "pulses" of a different voltages for different functions. Wrong switches, wrong voltage signal, and the computer won't recognize it).
I didn't have to change the brake switch.
Frankly this was one of the neatest upgrades I've done. I was amazed that it all just plugged in and worked!
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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:57 PM   #6
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my jeep has the cruise control switches mounted at the bottom of the steering wheel, that's why I was taking the entire wheel. I was at the junkyard today again looking at it while getting a couple other things, and I see the actuator, but I didn't see a separate module for it, Where is the module located on the '96 cherokees? I want to get this stuff as soon as I can, because it was the only one there that had the steering wheel controls. Again, I appreciate the help
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Unread 01-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #7
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Try some Google searches - that's how I figured out what parts I'd need.
My guess is your 96 is similar electronically to my 98. If so, the wheel (with the switches), the clock spring behind the wheel (it has the extra wires to support the cruise control) and the actuator under the hood are all you will need. Again, just my guess based on my 98.
I don't know what you mean by "module".
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Unread 01-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #8
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The first person to reply told me that I needed the cruise control module, so that's what I was going by. I wasn't sure if the computer needed switched out as well. My dodge daytona requires a computer specific to cruise control cars. I'll grab the parts you mentioned, and go from there. Thanks again
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Unread 01-15-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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Ok - no promises for a 96, but on my 98, the computer was just waiting for the input. Once I plugged in the actuator under the hood (plug was just sitting there under the battery), plugged in the new "clockspring" (on the steering column behind the wheel) and then plugged in the steering wheel switches, I pressd the "on" button and the "cruise" light lit up on the instrument cluster. Hope yours is just as easy.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 10:10 PM   #10
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I am wanting to do this on my 96. Did you get it done? If so, what did you end up needing? I was thinking of finding a 95-96 and pulling the entire steering column and the pump thing from under the hood, but what else (if anything) do I need?
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