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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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Will dealer add cruise control

In shopping for a Jeep all I really want is a 24s package 2 door. And I have seen some like this at dealers. The package doesn't include cruise control though. Could a dealer add cruise control to a vehicle that doesn't have it. I remember that on a TJ is was supposed to be pretty easy.

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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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I do see a kit on ebay to add it yourself. Seems to be a complete plug and play setup.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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don't waste money on paying for a dealership to install cruise control! With modern vehicles, there aren't too many mechanical systems left in them. Adding cruise control to your JK is extremely easy to do yourself even if you have very little knowledge or wrenching experience. Jeepsareus charges $170 shipped either through eBay or their site. There's a guy on eBay that was selling them for the best price, which is where I got my kit from. It's also called "speed control" too when you're searching. The install is pretty easy with the hardest part being the removal of the airbag. Find the shortest, stubby flat head screwdriver otherwise it's a pain to remove. It shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes even if you're taking your time.

I dug around and found a write-up someone did on here.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/m...nstall-581279/
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Unread 06-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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Thank you!
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Unread 06-02-2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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I do see a kit on ebay to add it yourself. Seems to be a complete plug and play setup.
I just clicked on the listing and it doesn't look like a complete kit and it's priced a little high. That kit is missing the new steering collar you'll need which has the cutout for the cruise control stalk. Here's a listing from the guy I got my kit from.

Mopar Speed Control kit
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Unread 06-02-2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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I negotiated my best prize on the jeep I wanted and then said oh wait it does not have cruise. I cant drive without cruise. They added it at no additional cost took them about an hour to install. Make your deal and then play dumb. I tend to blame things on my wife but whatever works.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:15 AM   #7
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I negotiated my best prize on the jeep I wanted and then said oh wait it does not have cruise. I cant drive without cruise. They added it at no additional cost took them about an hour to install. Make your deal and then play dumb. I tend to blame things on my wife but whatever works.
I used the whole "my wife will let me buy the Rubicon today if and only if you make the deal I want."
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:27 AM   #8
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Same here, just negotiated it in at the end of the deal. Took an hour of my time for them to do it. They even fixed the tire size in the computer for me for free as I had already purchased new wheels & tires to replace the stock steelies.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:34 AM   #9
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Obviously talking the dealer into throwing it in is the best route to go. I wasn't able to, so that's why I went the install it myself route. It really is very easy to do yourself. The only problem is that you'll realize how easy it is to add things to the Jeep and then a few months later you'll be wondering how your wallet is empty.

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don't waste money on paying for a dealership to install cruise control! With modern vehicles, there aren't too many mechanical systems left in them. Adding cruise control to your JK is extremely easy to do yourself even if you have very little knowledge or wrenching experience. Jeepsareus charges $170 shipped either through eBay or their site. There's a guy on eBay that was selling them for the best price, which is where I got my kit from. It's also called "speed control" too when you're searching. The install is pretty easy with the hardest part being the removal of the airbag. Find the shortest, stubby flat head screwdriver otherwise it's a pain to remove. It shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes even if you're taking your time.

I dug around and found a write-up someone did on here.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/m...nstall-581279/
, I like when my write ups are helpful.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 10:35 AM   #10
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Like previously stated...Super easy install. but deffinately try to get the dealer to throw it in...kinda after the bottom line price was figured.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 10:44 AM   #11
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Did anyone try the install on a 2010 ?
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Unread 06-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #12
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Yes, the install was a piece of cake. Took me about 20 minutes. Make sure and have one of the Z (oe S) shaped screwdrivers with flat head on one side. This makes the most difficult part of the project a SNAP. Dealer wanted 500.00 to install....what a rip. DIY, you'll be glad you did.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #13
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S shaped screwdriver ?
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Unread 06-03-2010, 01:15 PM   #14
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I think he's refering to an angled screwdriver. That's what I used since I couldn't find my stubby.

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Unread 06-03-2010, 01:22 PM   #15
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Yes....was having a brainfart....I think it's actually called an offset screwdriver. Just make sure the head is lined up with the shaft. The above offsets you can't get good leverage (you're trying to pop up a hook that is under the cover/airbag. You want the kind where you can insert into the three holes in the cover, and push away from you (towards instrument cluster). The ones picture you have to try to leverage from the side, and its a beeeotch.
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