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Old 09-03-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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2002 Wrangler Sport Cruise Control

Any suggestions for a reliable after market cruise control with comments on installation--degree of difficulty?

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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Im pretty certain 01-03 cruise control units were discontinued and you can no longer buy them from mopar. You can find a few listed here and there for insane prices. I think your best bet would be to put together a list of what you need and hit up junk yards.

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I have not installed any onto a wrangler, but here at work we get our kits from thecruisecontrolstore.com, have not had any problems with their systems. Look like about 200 bucks for the kit though.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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I have not installed any onto a wrangler, but here at work we get our kits from thecruisecontrolstore.com, have not had any problems with their systems. Look like about 200 bucks for the kit though.
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Yeah-know about thecruisecontrolstore.com but concerned about fit and return if not installable. Wonder if anybody out there has made a successful install
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:07 PM   #5
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I just ordered the 2002 OEM kit from Jeeps are us, should get it next week. If your not in a hurry I'll post the results here once I get it installed. I guess it could be seen as pricey, but it's OEM and I like that. I had an aftermarket cruise installed on my 08 F250 SD, Diesel and after a $850.00 I'm still not completely happy with it, but it's a work truck... I didn't have to pay for it and it works most of the time.

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Like I said, we use the cruisecontrolstore ones on cars at the shop, no Wranglers, but lots of other and have not had any issues with them.

Ran into one minor problem on an install once, call their service dept and they are real nice, walked me right through the problem.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:09 AM   #7
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I just ordered the 2002 OEM kit from Jeeps are us, should get it next week. If your not in a hurry I'll post the results here once I get it installed. I guess it could be seen as pricey, but it's OEM and I like that. I had an aftermarket cruise installed on my 08 F250 SD, Diesel and after a $850.00 I'm still not completely happy with it, but it's a work truck... I didn't have to pay for it and it works most of the time.

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I'm not in a hurry so I'll be on standby-Thanks Pete in Tampa
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I got the delivery attempt notice today and I'll pick up the package at the Post Office tommorrow. I should have time this weekend as I'm working nights this week and I'm also trying to epoxy coat the shop floor before it gets too cold out. I'll post pictures of the box contents and my progress as I work through the install. For now, it's so nice out so I'm going for a drive in the TJ to do some Moose spotting for the upcoming hunting season.

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Ok, I cracked open the box and from the time of opening the hood to closing it and going for a test drive, it took 1 hour to install. This was one of the simplest electronic devices I've ever installed. Works like a charm and there are no issues at all. I highly recommend the OEM cruise from Jeeps are Us. Along with their quick shipping, they also accomodated a special request to ship this USPS to alleviate the rediculous fees charges by UPS to bring product into Canada. For us Canadians the fee with USPS was $5.00 Handling and GST, about $43.00 so it made it well worth the upgrade.

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Ok, I cracked open the box and from the time of opening the hood to closing it and going for a test drive, it took 1 hour to install. This was one of the simplest electronic devices I've ever installed. Works like a charm and there are no issues at all. I highly recommend the OEM cruise from Jeeps are Us. Along with their quick shipping, they also accomodated a special request to ship this USPS to alleviate the rediculous fees charges by UPS to bring product into Canada. For us Canadians the fee with USPS was $5.00 Handling and GST, about $43.00 so it made it well worth the upgrade.

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Did you have the wiring on your jeep already?
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Did you have the wiring on your jeep already?
yeah! that's a good question!
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Yes the wiring was already part of the existing harness, no need to add additional. If you look in the vicinity of the master cylinder, there should be a plug that is taped off to the wiring harness. If the plug isn't there, a wiring harness will be needed and based on the instructions I got with the kit this shouldn't add more than an hour to the install. Just as a side note, the steering wheel needs to be removed to replace the clockspring and the puller to do this is the only specialty tool that is required. If you need a picture of the plug by the master cylinder, let me know and I'll take one this weekend.

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I got a PM to send a pic of the plug and general location, so I thought I would post it here for others to see.
Don, let me know if you need anything else.

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Thank you much, sir..
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Yes the wiring was already part of the existing harness, no need to add additional. If you look in the vicinity of the master cylinder, there should be a plug that is taped off to the wiring harness. If the plug isn't there, a wiring harness will be needed and based on the instructions I got with the kit this shouldn't add more than an hour to the install. Just as a side note, the steering wheel needs to be removed to replace the clockspring and the puller to do this is the only specialty tool that is required. If you need a picture of the plug by the master cylinder, let me know and I'll take one this weekend.

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Where did you get wiring harness? I have a 2002 Sport and can't find the plug to indicate the Jeep is prewired. Pete in Florida
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Hey Pete,
My sport had the wiring harness factory installed. Jeeps are us has the wiring harness for the CC as an additional item to the CC and it shouldn't take more than a couple more hours for the average DIYer to install the wiring harness along with the CC kit.

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Yes the wiring was already part of the existing harness, no need to add additional. If you look in the vicinity of the master cylinder, there should be a plug that is taped off to the wiring harness. If the plug isn't there, a wiring harness will be needed and based on the instructions I got with the kit this shouldn't add more than an hour to the install. Just as a side note, the steering wheel needs to be removed to replace the clockspring and the puller to do this is the only specialty tool that is required. If you need a picture of the plug by the master cylinder, let me know and I'll take one this weekend.

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How hard is it to pull the steering wheel on air bag equipped vehicles? That has always made me real nervous that I will slip up and get my face "blowed up"

Also is yours a 5spd, I know some cruise controls from the factory only were offered on auto equipped vehicles, but some of the aftermarket companies have a work around with a couple extra safety switches and the associated relays.
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How hard is it to pull the steering wheel on air bag equipped vehicles? That has always made me real nervous that I will slip up and get my face "blowed up"

Also is yours a 5spd, I know some cruise controls from the factory only were offered on auto equipped vehicles, but some of the aftermarket companies have a work around with a couple extra safety switches and the associated relays.
I have a 2004 5speed with factory installed cruise control. Ordered it that way.
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Pete
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To remove the AirBag, always disconnect the battery first after that there are 2 bolts on the back of the steering wheel and 1 wire connection. I too was reluctant,but once I had done it I realized its relatively easy to do. I don't have a problem with my install on a 4.0, 5 spd configuration. The cruise doesn't cutout when you step on the clutch so I just use the "cancel", "resume" button if I need to downshift to climb a hill on the highway. I just usually let the cruise stay ingauged and my jeep only slows a few km's anyway. The instructions that come with the kit are very thorough and walk the installer through each step required whether the wiring is in place or not. If you contact Jeeps are us, they may be able to send you a couple of sample pages to help your comfort level.
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To remove the AirBag, always disconnect the battery first after that there are 2 bolts on the back of the steering wheel and 1 wire connection. I too was reluctant,but once I had done it I realized its relatively easy to do. I don't have a problem with my install on a 4.0, 5 spd configuration. The cruise doesn't cutout when you step on the clutch so I just use the "cancel", "resume" button if I need to downshift to climb a hill on the highway. I just usually let the cruise stay ingauged and my jeep only slows a few km's anyway. The instructions that come with the kit are very thorough and walk the installer through each step required whether the wiring is in place or not. If you contact Jeeps are us, they may be able to send you a couple of sample pages to help your comfort level.
Thanks, I'll do that--They don't answer their phone--I emailed and waiting for a reply/ Pete in Tampa
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I sent an email to jeeps are us and they are OK if I post a couple of .pdf's of the instructions as long as I post a link to their webpage on the same post. Is this allowed on this Forum and is anybody interested in any specific pages. I'm out of pocket for the next few days and can post the pages on the weekend if there is interest.

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I sent an email to jeeps are us and they are OK if I post a couple of .pdf's of the instructions as long as I post a link to their webpage on the same post. Is this allowed on this Forum and is anybody interested in any specific pages. I'm out of pocket for the next few days and can post the pages on the weekend if there is interest.

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That would be good.
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After reading this, I ordered the OEM cruise control from Jeeps Are Us. Can't wait for it to arrive -- I have a 10 hour drive up and back in November, it would sure make it easier.
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Sorry I forgot to post this on the weekend, so here are just a couple of pages to show the caliber of the instructions. Oh and this is supplied by Jeeps Are Us and posted here with permission.
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Page 5.PDF

I also have to add that the screws that attach the servo motor to the bracket by the M-Cylinder were not supplied in the kit I got, I just used a couple of 1/4" SS bolts and nuts that I had on hand. To make it easier, pick up a couple of self tappers and you should be good to go.

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After reading this, I ordered the OEM cruise control from Jeeps Are Us. Can't wait for it to arrive -- I have a 10 hour drive up and back in November, it would sure make it easier.
When I bought my Jeep, it was 6 hours from home. Hence the cruise control install. I've since put a couple of 2 to 3 hour tours on and really enjoy the comfort

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I'm about to tackle this job but have a few questions:
1) Where did you get the tool to pull the steering wheel? Or was it really needed?
2) Does the kit include the OEM buttons for the steering wheel or is it a stalk?

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I'm about to tackle this job but have a few questions:
1) Where did you get the tool to pull the steering wheel? Or was it really needed?
2) Does the kit include the OEM buttons for the steering wheel or is it a stalk?

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The puller for the steering wheel is available at most tool or rental stores should be pretty cheap.

OEM buttons are included in the kit

Good luck, you should find it very straight forward and if you have any questionsshoot me a PM or post to this thread.

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hi saw your post on cruise control pics from jaus and was wondering if you have the other instrustion on installing the cruise thanks d robinett
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Yes the wiring was already part of the existing harness, no need to add additional. If you look in the vicinity of the master cylinder, there should be a plug that is taped off to the wiring harness. If the plug isn't there, a wiring harness will be needed and based on the instructions I got with the kit this shouldn't add more than an hour to the install. Just as a side note, the steering wheel needs to be removed to replace the clockspring and the puller to do this is the only specialty tool that is required. If you need a picture of the plug by the master cylinder, let me know and I'll take one this weekend.

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Does the Steering wheel only need to be pulled if there is NOT a wiring harness already on the vehicle? or does it need to be done either way?

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