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#1 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 11:23 AM
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Cruise control installation

Hey everybody, my Rav came without cruise control (I know its really sad, but in Panama even the "Limited" comes without that "rare" option), but anybody knows if there is the chance to install the system, maybe is the same ECU and only needs the controls, anybody has done this before?
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Old thread up but how did you manage with this installation?

Do you have automatic or manual gearbox?

I have thought too to add cruise control if it's straight forward.
At least parts 84633‑42030 and 88280‑14030 are needed to complete the job,
but with my manual gearbox something else may need to alter too.
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Old thread up but how did you manage with this installation?

Do you have automatic or manual gearbox?

I have thought too to add cruise control if it's straight forward.
At least parts 84633‑42030 and 88280‑14030 are needed to complete the job,
but with my manual gearbox something else may need to alter too.
Check how many wires do you have coming out of your clockspring, you probably have steering wheel controls, if you do you should have a total of 5 coming out of it. 3 wires are for the SW controls, that go into the radio and the other 2 more that are for the cruise which are supposed to go to the ECU. I am pretty sure that if you don't have those extra 2 wires for the cruise it is not straight foward. I tell you this because I was doing some research because I wanted to do the same but I am missing those to.

You can get a flash light and check if you instrument panel (while the car is off of course) has the cruise and set lights.
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hi, well I've checked the spiral cable and only has connecto.for.airbag and horn, but at the base.of steering there are another.terminals where.the spiral.cable.is.connected, so I think just need a spiral cable with cruise control.connectors and button, but here.in panama the dealer only sells limited with that option between 2006-2008, and find that parts.in a yard is hard, the other option is from ebay,
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Thanks for info

I found bumped into this about installation in Auris:
Cruise Control Installation Instructions - Auris Club - Toyota Owners Club - Toyota Forum

As Rav4 is base model, not any controls in steering wheel, I doubt I would have the cruise type spiral cabel you mentioned.

Although there may be wirings because when I started installing fog lights, there were wirings already for them.

These diagram show differences in few parts so if there are no wirings, installation will be tricky.
http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_E_200...W_8401.28.html
http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_E_200...MGKW_8408.html
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Check how many wires do you have coming out of your clockspring, you probably have steering wheel controls, if you do you should have a total of 5 coming out of it. 3 wires are for the SW controls, that go into the radio and the other 2 more that are for the cruise which are supposed to go to the ECU. I am pretty sure that if you don't have those extra 2 wires for the cruise it is not straight foward. I tell you this because I was doing some research because I wanted to do the same but I am missing those to.

You can get a flash light and check if you instrument panel (while the car is off of course) has the cruise and set lights.

I pretty sure your new Clockspring would accept the Cruise Control dongle. Post a pic of your clockspring.
Not sure if the "cruise and set lights" is an indicator of the clockspring being the right kind. Toyota might just have installed a generic cluster with all lights installed.

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Thanks Vanib,
I know I might be wrong because what a wrote is based on some research I did a while ago, when I got the leather steering. I wanted cruise control because it is a nice option and because my steering has an empty hole on it. What I found is that, if any of the higher trim rav4 in what ever country you are has/offer the cruise control option, then the ECU will have it. But sometimes you are missing the relay that goes from the clockspring into the ECU.
My new clockspring does accept cruise but I dont have the wires coming out of it, so if I only get the cruise lever I wouldn't work.
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You could have to add new wires, just like you did for the radio. Do you have all the other parts pre-installed to get the CC to work?

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Little update about European base model after I opened steering wheel and column. No connectors in the clockspring and no further wiring. Only one green wire(horn) and airbag wirings.
But at the clutch pedal there are free connector that fits by the picture into clutch switch.

So feels a bit tricky to figure those wires to Ecu and to get the spiral cable 84306‑48030.
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After checking the Ewd and parts catalogue, it's possible that it would be enough to create wiring from spiral cable to connector AE3.
According to parts catalogue, the Rav4 has only two optional Ecu and their difference is to comply the Eu exhaust requirements, nothing else is mentioned.

But what are those symbols mean between spiral cable and AE3? Or-symbols?
They are in pairs, is there a problem if those are missing, what ever they are?
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