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Unread 06-04-2011, 09:59 AM   #106
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Thank you Bob!. Do you know if I would need the installation of the ECM harness on my Compass 2008? Also, do I need to activate the cruise control on a Jeep dealer? Thank you very much Bob.

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Unread 06-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #107
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Mine came with cruise so this is hear say. All of the harness is already installed and it's plug and play. No need to see the dealer.
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Unread 06-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #108
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Great!, thank you!. Last question: where can I find the parts online? Thanks
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Unread 06-04-2011, 09:16 PM   #109
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Go to this page and Google the part numbers listed. Keep in mind that the sufix may have bee superceded to a higher number. Instead of ending with AA it could have changed to AB, AC etc.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/s...77/index7.html
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Unread 06-08-2011, 11:25 AM   #110
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Step 4 of the Mopar instructions is very important. If you do not smack yourself in the head with the steering wheel, you have done it wrong.
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Unread 07-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #111
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Just wanted to post my experience.... Without this thread it wouldn't have been possible, so thanks all!!! The above is true, if you dont smack yourself in the face with the steering wheel, you didnt pull hard enough...

Mine is a 2008 patriot sport with FD II. Manual locks, manual windows, basicaly no options other than FDII and A/C.....

I bought just the switch and harness for around $100 i think (using the part numbers posted above), and cut the hole in my stock wheel with an exacto knife. It takes a little trimming, and doesnt look perfect if you really look at it, but honestly how often do you or anyone else look at the BACK of your steering wheel?

The first time I tried to install it, I could NOT get the wheel off. it would start to move, then STOP with a thunk. I could move it back and forth about 3/8 of an inch, but no more.... I gave up....

Some time later, I borrowed a steering wheel puller from a buddy, got the airbag off again, and then noticed it was the WRONG kind of puller.... well I was already in there, so i tried the pulling route again.... My wife was "helping" and I was pulling so hard she kept saying "dont break it" and "dont hurt yourself".... Y

You really do have to pull really REALLY REALLY REALLY hard to get it off. If its not coming off, you're not pulling hard enough, thats all there is too it. You arent going to break anything so dont worry about that (other than your face when it finally DOES come off....)

I looked and couldn't see why it was so hard... its a mystery....

Anyway, I ended up completly disassembling the wheel once I got it off.

The screws had me worried, I was just hoping I had something that would fit... Turns out there is nothing to worry about. There are no threaded holes you have to match, Its just a smooth hole in soft metal, so just about ANY screw of about the right diameter will cut its own threads when you install it. I just grabbed the first two I could find that looked about right and they worked great, they were button head machine screws, not even self tapping, but they still cut their own threads and worked great, so as long as you have a halfway decent collection of screws to pick from (and my collection couldn't really even be called halfway decent) you will be fine......

Anyway, I then put everything back together with the new harness (old went in the trash) and as soon as I hooked the battery back up and started the engine, I pushed the on/off button and "cruise" illuminated on the dash. SUCCESS!!!! Its so nice to have cruise now... I wish I had done two years ago!
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Unread 07-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #112
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Hey Dacaur thx for the feedback and the morning smile!
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Unread 11-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #113
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Just ordered the SC harness. Don't want to do another NC to MA trip without it. Hopefully it is not as bad as effing with the steering wheel on my old 93 YJ.

I'll have to remember to file a report afterward.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #114
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Easy as cake

Took about an hour, including the drive to verify that it was working properly.
Steering wheel came off easy. Scratched an alignment mark before removing it.

Now the 800 mile trip for Christmas will be a lot easier.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 02:17 AM   #115
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I love it when things go as planned!
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Unread 11-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #116
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I love it when things go as planned!
That's for sure!
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Unread 11-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #117
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You mean you love it when a plan comes together??
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Unread 03-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #118
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That trip at Christmas was a breeze with the speed control module added.
No pressure on the Achilles tendon. It behaved very will on all the varied hills.
The CVT with the SC is a match made in haven. No abrupt down shifts going up hill. No runaway down hill. Schweet.

Probably the easiest Jeep upgrade to install too.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #119
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Ok. I purchased a speed control kit online, Mopar # 82210489. Looks like it was manufactured in 2007.

Upon inspecting the parts in the kit, I am not sure about the wiring harness. It is # 607607500B. At least that is what is on the white plug part of the harness. Is this the right wiring harness for this kit? Just making sure before I go through all the trouble of putting this into my 2009 Jeep Compass Sport 4WD, that it is the right part.

The part number I saw in this forum post doesn't match what was in the box.

All other parts match, so I am guessing this was one of the original kits and the number of the harness was different.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... :=)
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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:14 AM   #120
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Part numbers do get superseded but there were no real changes between 2007 - 2010. That doesn't mean that it wasn't boxed wrong. I don't see that number coming up.
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