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got my intake swapped over to the P.I intake,, just had a question about cruise control,, are you guys running cruise control or no? what do i need to have cruise control working.. got a cruise control unit off a 97 this past weekend..


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Yes, I am running cruise; it didn't fit the bracket, so I just tie wrapped it with a few tie wraps - works fine for over a year now! I think I have some pics, give me a sec.....




This is a picture of the finished swap before I made a few minor changes (like the new throttle spring and ported/polished upper plenum):
 

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kool... thanks.. i drive it to work sometimes,,, bout 45 mins from my house to where i work..
 

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is that the 95 cruise cable or 97?
 

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is that the 95 cruise cable or 97?
On my car? It's the original 1995 cruise cable. If I had changed it, it would have fit properly and I wouldn't have had to tie wrap it. ;)
 

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You can't use the cruise setup off the 97 without doing some rewiring. It's an integrated electronic servo/amplifier whereas the 95 uses a vacuum servo with the amplifier remote mounted under the dash.

You can use the 95 cable no problem....

Cut off the red end so it doesn't hit the 96/7 fuel rails

take the 97 throttle/cruise bracket and drill the threaded mounting hole to be the same size as the guide pin hole

Install the cable through the bracket with the cable's guide pin going through the mounting hole you enlarged and use a small nut/bolt to secure the cable to the bracket through the original guide pin hole

You'll notice the cable will still be to short to reach the linkage... What you do is locate and remove the small clip on the cable, attach the cable to the linkage, and put the clip back.

You now have functioning cruise :)
 

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thanks..
 

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I couldn't get the end of my 95 cable to attach to the throttle body. I took the end of a 96 cable where it pulls apart and swaped it onto my 95 cable. I made a bracket instead of tie wrapping. Worked fine for over 5 yrs.

I originally was going to swap the whole thing, but as mentioned above some rewiring involved.
 

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You can't use the cruise setup off the 97 without doing some rewiring. It's an integrated electronic servo/amplifier whereas the 95 uses a vacuum servo with the amplifier remote mounted under the dash.

You can use the 95 cable no problem....

Cut off the red end so it doesn't hit the 96/7 fuel rails

take the 97 throttle/cruise bracket and drill the threaded mounting hole to be the same size as the guide pin hole

Install the cable through the bracket with the cable's guide pin going through the mounting hole you enlarged and use a small nut/bolt to secure the cable to the bracket through the original guide pin hole

You'll notice the cable will still be to short to reach the linkage... What you do is locate and remove the small clip on the cable, attach the cable to the linkage, and put the clip back.

You now have functioning cruise :)
Wow, that probably would look much neater than mine! I didn't drill anything and just tie-wrapped it - functions perfectly. Maybe sometime if it ever quits working, I may look at your answer (it's been way over a year).

One thing I DID drill, if you look at the alternator bracket, it's an original NPI - I just drilled a hole where it needed to be!


I couldn't get the end of my 95 cable to attach to the throttle body. I took the end of a 96 cable where it pulls apart and swaped it onto my 95 cable. I made a bracket instead of tie wrapping. Worked fine for over 5 yrs.

I originally was going to swap the whole thing, but as mentioned above some rewiring involved.
Now I didn't have that problem. Mine attached just fine on the end, just would't secure to the bracket right.

Hey, at least we all got it working! Whoohooo! :D
 

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Now I didn't have that problem. Mine attached just fine on the end, just would't secure to the bracket right.

Hey, at least we all got it working! Whoohooo! :D
Could be that I had a Mustang throttle body. Glad you got it working. I went for years with no cruise, but it sure is nice on my 11 hr drives to Florida.;)
 
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