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I'm still battling away with enabling my cruise control, after failing to enable it at a couple of garages i have decided to make my own software. It is at an early stage of development, but it is beginning to shape up.

Anyway here is a bit of a teaser, so far it has full access to HEC & GEMs, it will automatically read the VIN number and download the As Built Data for the car.

I'll be expanding the module options in the near future.. If you have any suggestions for additional features please let me know and i'll see what i can include in the software.

 

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Cracked it

A quick update, after many months of trying to resolve my cruise control activation, i have finally succeeded. I worked with a local garage called MK T & B on Whaddon way in Bletchley / Milton Keynes and together we've cracked it.
I cant recommend these guys highly enough !! If you want your CC activated give them a call !
 

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There seemed to be a number of problems :-

My local Ford garage did a software upgrade it seems that this stopped Ford in Peterborough from activating the CC.

Ford the released a number of updates for their IDS system, which fixed that particular issue.

Then additionally we needed to have the CC activated in the GEMs & HEC before you try to flash the PCM.

You then have to fool the Ford IDS in to thinking that PCM is completely blank, in then reads GEM & possibly the HEC to see what features the car has, it then asks you if you want to activate speed control.

A few PCM reboots later it is working.

:eek:

I even went as far as to write my own diagnostic software for the CMAX, but i havent yet managed to crack the security system that would give me access to the PCM configuration. The software is pretty functional and allows you to edit the configuration of the HEC & GEM, it also allows diagnostic analysis of the car.
More to be added when ive got through the security layer. If anybody is interested in having a go with the software send me a private message.
 

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Anyone had any joy with doing it on a 1.6 Zetec? Mine is on a 55 plate and is a great car but is crying out for cruise!
 

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Anyone had any joy with doing it on a 1.6 Zetec? Mine is on a 55 plate and is a great car but is crying out for cruise!
I asked the same question a few weeks ago for my 1.8. I'm tempted to ring ford and see how much they will charge to do it. Or maybe find an independent garage
 

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hi there ive got a 2016 ford grand c max 1.5 tdci ive fitted the new steering wheel which cc they light up but dont work ive activated asl and cruise control in the bcm with forscan but still dont work can u help i dont mind paying thanks
 

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hi there ive got a 2016 ford grand c max 1.5 tdci ive fitted the new steering wheel which cc they light up but dont work ive activated asl and cruise control in the bcm with forscan but still dont work can u help i dont mind paying thanks
 

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How I Retro fitted
cruise control to a 2008 2.0 TDCI Titanium<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />



There is no guarantee this will work
for everyone, this is just how I did it. It would be interesting<?: prefix = u2 /><u2:p></u2:p>
if other members could post there results if they tried the same<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />



There is a few tests I did first.




The Free bits.



1.
Put the car in Self-Diagnostic Mode. On my car it was hold the “tripmeter reset button†in for about 5
seconds with the ignition switch off, this seems to be different on some cars,
sometimes you also need to simultaneously press and hold the tripmeter reset
button and turn the ignition switch to position II.

a.
Once in the Self-Diagnostic Mode, pushing the reset button cycles though
a number of test in turn.

b.
Of the tests this will do,
the one I was interested in was the “All LCD are illuminated†that way I could
check the Cruise light in the dashboard was there.

2.
Check the Clutch & Brake pedals have all the switches, I was not
sure on what was right and what wasn't so I just checked nothing appeared to be
missing, no blank holders.

3.
Next check was to remove the airbag, This was the hardest part, make
sure you disconnect the
battery and leave the car for a bit to make sure
everything is discharged, I left it for about 5mins and then operated a few
switches to make sure.

4.
For me getting the airbag off was tricky.

a.
Turn the wheel 90 degrees left release the clip that holds the top cover
in place, it's a little black tab, the top cover should lift just a little on
the left.

b.
Turn the wheel to the top then 90 right and release the clip the holds
the right hand side of the cover.

c.
The top cover should now lift off.

d.
ON the rear of the steering wheel there was 4 slots where you need to
insert a small screw driver and release the airbag clips, in the Haynes manual
it said to insert small screw driver and push down, I used an "Allen key" and had to pull up. Basically there is four clips
you need to release.

5.
Next check was to check the “clockspring†had the pins in the plug, I
know your next question what is the “clockspringâ€, it's the bit under the
airbag everything electrical plugs into, you are interested in the top
connection, the bottom one is not used, at least not in my car.

6.
The pins you are interested in are in the same plug as the horn, a black
plug about 15mm wide, unplug it and check the pins are there, ready for the new
plug that come with the cruise switch.

7.
If everything appears to be in order and you want to carry on.



Now it starts costing money.



8.
Not being able to find a new cruise control steering wheel on eBay at
the right price I opted to buy a new switch set from Ford, FINS Code 1425196 a
paid £65, This ended up being the right option, yes Ok I ended up with the
cruise all working but the plastic cover on the rear of the steering wheel is
different for the switch version and you can't get this on its own, so ended up
getting a whole new steering wheel form fords with the switches for £75 Fins
Code 1502430, work that one out!

9.
After I plugged in the Cruise control switches there is one more test
you can do to make sure the wiring is there before your trip to Fords to get
the system enabled.

a.
http://www.fordwiki.co.uk/index.php/GEM_Module_Self_Diagnostics

b.
Press & hold the rear window heater switch.

c.
While holding the rear window switch down turn on the ignition &
then release the rear window switch

d.
( If done correctly a signal sounds & the indicator warning lights
will illuminate to show your now in the test mode )

e.
Now when pushing each cruise switch you should hear a bleep.

10. If
your still here at this point the next thing is a trip to Fords to get the
system enabled, this cost me £95 and only took approx. an hour or so they said,
I think more like 30mins max.

11. I
didn't refit the airbag until this point as I wasn't sure which steering wheel
I was going to use, all depended on the results.

12. For
me it all worked so just fitted the airbag and top cover and all happy.



Cost £170 (or it should have been
if I hadn't paid for an extra set of switches)



Edited by: DrG
How I Retro fitted
cruise control to a 2008 2.0 TDCI Titanium<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />



There is no guarantee this will work
for everyone, this is just how I did it. It would be interesting<?: prefix = u2 /><u2:p></u2:p>
if other members could post there results if they tried the same<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />



There is a few tests I did first.




The Free bits.



1.
Put the car in Self-Diagnostic Mode. On my car it was hold the “tripmeter reset button†in for about 5
seconds with the ignition switch off, this seems to be different on some cars,
sometimes you also need to simultaneously press and hold the tripmeter reset
button and turn the ignition switch to position II.

a.
Once in the Self-Diagnostic Mode, pushing the reset button cycles though
a number of test in turn.

b.
Of the tests this will do,
the one I was interested in was the “All LCD are illuminated†that way I could
check the Cruise light in the dashboard was there.

2.
Check the Clutch & Brake pedals have all the switches, I was not
sure on what was right and what wasn't so I just checked nothing appeared to be
missing, no blank holders.

3.
Next check was to remove the airbag, This was the hardest part, make
sure you disconnect the
battery and leave the car for a bit to make sure
everything is discharged, I left it for about 5mins and then operated a few
switches to make sure.

4.
For me getting the airbag off was tricky.

a.
Turn the wheel 90 degrees left release the clip that holds the top cover
in place, it's a little black tab, the top cover should lift just a little on
the left.

b.
Turn the wheel to the top then 90 right and release the clip the holds
the right hand side of the cover.

c.
The top cover should now lift off.

d.
ON the rear of the steering wheel there was 4 slots where you need to
insert a small screw driver and release the airbag clips, in the Haynes manual
it said to insert small screw driver and push down, I used an "Allen key" and had to pull up. Basically there is four clips
you need to release.

5.
Next check was to check the “clockspring†had the pins in the plug, I
know your next question what is the “clockspringâ€, it's the bit under the
airbag everything electrical plugs into, you are interested in the top
connection, the bottom one is not used, at least not in my car.

6.
The pins you are interested in are in the same plug as the horn, a black
plug about 15mm wide, unplug it and check the pins are there, ready for the new
plug that come with the cruise switch.

7.
If everything appears to be in order and you want to carry on.



Now it starts costing money.



8.
Not being able to find a new cruise control steering wheel on eBay at
the right price I opted to buy a new switch set from Ford, FINS Code 1425196 a
paid £65, This ended up being the right option, yes Ok I ended up with the
cruise all working but the plastic cover on the rear of the steering wheel is
different for the switch version and you can't get this on its own, so ended up
getting a whole new steering wheel form fords with the switches for £75 Fins
Code 1502430, work that one out!

9.
After I plugged in the Cruise control switches there is one more test
you can do to make sure the wiring is there before your trip to Fords to get
the system enabled.

a.
http://www.fordwiki.co.uk/index.php/GEM_Module_Self_Diagnostics

b.
Press & hold the rear window heater switch.

c.
While holding the rear window switch down turn on the ignition &
then release the rear window switch

d.
( If done correctly a signal sounds & the indicator warning lights
will illuminate to show your now in the test mode )

e.
Now when pushing each cruise switch you should hear a bleep.

10. If
your still here at this point the next thing is a trip to Fords to get the
system enabled, this cost me £95 and only took approx. an hour or so they said,
I think more like 30mins max.

11. I
didn't refit the airbag until this point as I wasn't sure which steering wheel
I was going to use, all depended on the results.

12. For
me it all worked so just fitted the airbag and top cover and all happy.



Cost £170 (or it should have been
if I hadn't paid for an extra set of switches)



Edited by: DrG
Do you still have the car?
 
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