Originally Posted by carringb
I think all you need is the steering wheel with buttons, and enabling cruise control in the PCM. Since drive by wire came out, the buttons are the only mechanical difference between vans with and without cruise.
Add-on aftermarket cruise control systems will not work because of drive-by-wire.
Agreed! IIRC from '05 forward CC or as Ford calls it "vehicle speed control" should be readily available from any dealer as a complete kit-----perhaps call other local dealers?
Also IIRC a local specialist with this sort of factory add on install quoted me a price of $800 complete. He's the best known and very well respected in my local area, have worked with him on another CC install so this can't be an impossible task at all.
For reference purposes only this is/was the Ford part number for the '05/'06 CC kit: 5C2Z-9A818-AAA. "9A818" in that p/n points parts guys to cruise control systems--from there its an easy find for your year/model and build date--have the VIN ready.