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Freelander Cruise Control

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by davepartridge, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. davepartridge

    davepartridge New Member

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    Chaps

    A mate of mine has a Disco and he managed to sus out a way of installing cruise control using the actual wiring in the steering wheel column and an add on switch all for about a 100 quid. Does anyone know if the Freelander is equipped to take cruise control by default and if so any ideas where I can buy the bits?

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    I dont know if I would do this if I were you. Cruise in the Freebie kind of stinks. It hunts like crazy.... I dont even use mine. I've half a mind to pull mine out and ship it to you!
     
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    And I find it one of the best things you can have when on the motorway ? But then again mine is mounted on a Td4 (see MHM's remark about swopping KV6 to a Td4:D :D :D :D )
     
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    somewhere on this forum, someone actually did it, all that was needed were the on/off switch for the instrument pod (the one with a motorway symbol on it) and a new steering wheel. That done, everything had to be enabled in ecu software, but the guy was having problems getting it to enable in software using testbook. not sure how far he got after that

    http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/f9/fr...-please-41525-2.html?highlight=cruise+control
     
  5. davepartridge

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    Mine is a TD4 (wouldn't have touched any other). This guy I know got the switch and extra paddle for steering wheel, and then paid a guy to fit it for him and enable it, all in cost him £100. I searched the forum and did find the other post above but that was the only one I did find on the subject, if anyone else knows the whereabouts of another post I'd appreciate it.

    I really would like to do this as I plan keeping this car a good while and I do do frequent M trips.

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    well, i've always wondered about homemade cruse control since i found out my 2002 astra van had a fly by wire throttle. thoughts of a household dimmer switch and latching realy attached to the break light switch to act as a saftey comes to mind.
    it would work, but could be alittle crude, but a trip to B+Q and maplins could do the job for about 20 notes.
     
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