Fiat Ducato 2008 retro fit cruise control £220 (1 Viewer)

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Just had it fitted near Peterborough. Has stalk control and looks identical to an originally fitted one. Even the light on the dash lights up when its engaged !
 
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A dealer retro fitted cruise control to a new Burstner we bought in 2008, a year later when the main vehicle wiring harness burnt out we were advised that they had used scotch clips which is not recommended and this was to blame, the vehicle was rewired at a cost of £3000. I would be asking how he has connected the wiring which apparently should be soldered on.

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A dealer retro fitted cruise control to a new Burstner we bought in 2008, a year later when the main vehicle wiring harness burnt out we were advised that they had used scotch clips which is not recommended and this was to blame, the vehicle was rewired at a cost of £3000. I would be asking how he has connected the wiring which apparently should be soldered on.

Strangely enough he took photos underneath of a wiring section that was almost rubbing on a chassis member He also showed me photos of other vehicles with the same issue. He put a piece of conduit around it to protect it from chafing. He also noticed a brake wear indicator was hanging loose which he reaffixed.

The job took 3 hours to do so it wasnt 15 mins and on your way. Anyway i'm happy so far ...
 
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Strangely enough he took photos underneath of a wiring section that was almost rubbing on a chassis member He also showed me photos of other vehicles with the same issue. He put a piece of conduit around it to protect it from chafing. He also noticed a brake wear indicator was hanging loose which he reaffixed.

The job took 3 hours to do so it wasnt 15 mins and on your way. Anyway i'm happy so far ...
Glad that you were happy with his work, the issue was how the new wiring was connected to the existing wiring harness, as mentioned it has to be soldered on.
 

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Did you have it fitted by Alex by any chance ?
Did you have it fitted by Alex by any chance ?
Am thinking of getting one fitted so thanks for the recommendation - the only problem is I live in Cheshire so a bit of a trek to get to him - anyone recommend anyone nearer to me? thanks..

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Am thinking of getting one fitted so thanks for the recommendation - the only problem is I live in Cheshire so a bit of a trek to get to him - anyone recommend anyone nearer to me? thanks..

He will travel if you pay him for it ! He suggested to me that if youre in no rush and somone else local wants it doing you could split the travelling cost. We made a weekend away of it so the cost of travel didnt bother us.
 

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He will travel if you pay him for it! He suggested to me that if you're in no rush and someone else local wants it doing you could split the travelling cost. We made a weekend away of it so the cost of travel didn't bother us.
Thanks, good advice that - anyone else looking to get one fitted local to Cheshire? Or if not, yes I was thinking about making it into a few days away as well, just some reccs for a campsite around Peterborough? Thanks all...
 

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Thanks, good advice that - anyone else looking to get one fitted local to Cheshire? Or if not, yes I was thinking about making it into a few days away as well, just some reccs for a campsite around Peterborough? Thanks all...


He is located about 10 or 12 miles north of Peterborough at Market Deeping.
 
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Thanks, good advice that - anyone else looking to get one fitted local to Cheshire? Or if not, yes I was thinking about making it into a few days away as well, just some reccs for a campsite around Peterborough? Thanks all...

We stayed at Rutland water for the night, about 20 odd miles away i think. There are a couple of pubs who allow parking aswell around the area of Market Deeping.
 
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I fitted my own retro fit cruise vontroll it didn't take that long and it was my first there's another thread about some one else doing same no scotch locks with my kit all plugs in

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I fitted my own retro fit cruise vontroll it didn't take that long and it was my first there's another thread about some one else doing same no scotch locks with my kit all plugs in

Sounds like a good idea for anyone who fancies trying it, i know i would havw had a go if i had known and the price made it worth having a go. Perhaps a link to your kit might help someone ?
 

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Sounds like a good idea for anyone who fancies trying it, i know i would havw had a go if i had known and the price made it worth having a go. Perhaps a link to your kit might help someone ?

Scroll down the page to post #1194 and you will see the retro fit system that both I and @mitzimad have fitted.
On our Peugeot Boxer it was 3 soldered conections, 2 of which were on the canbus wires at the OBD port and an ignition feed from the wiring loom adjacent to the OBD port, position and fit the cruise control stalk and then it all just plugs in.

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/foru...xed-on-your-motorhome-this-week.70246/page-60
 
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Just checked your post. It cost me less than that to have it supplied and fitted !! I paid £220 in total .... true that i had to travel to have it fitted so there was additional cost but we enjoyed the weekend away.
 

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Just checked your post. It cost me less than that to have it supplied and fitted !! I paid £220 in total .... true that i had to travel to have it fitted so there was additional cost but we enjoyed the weekend away.

Yes £11 more, not a killer amount, but yours does not have 2 x preset speed controls or the speed limiter which I think add value and is a really handy for roadworks and the like at the flick of a switch. (y)

Alex was going to fit the factory original cruise control he has fitted to your van but the ECU on our van would not accept the programming for it.
 
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Am thinking of getting one fitted so thanks for the recommendation - the only problem is I live in Cheshire so a bit of a trek to get to him - anyone recommend anyone nearer to me? thanks..
The usual recommendation for cruise control in the West Midlands is @dave newell lvs
You should be able to see his advert to the right of your screen or below if on a phone. Website is www.davenewell.co.uk
 
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main thing you can enjoy cruise control option.
happy days to everyone.
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main thing is you can enjoy cruise control option
aftermarket module have more options (I fit them as well) but it's different to factory.
when possible is the best to keep it factory.
happy days to everyone.
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I'm fortunate that my MH does have cruise fitted (2.3ltr 130bhp)

If it didn't the reason I would have to consider it it that mine has a very light throttle in terms of the operating load, so the slight effort of keeping your foot still on the motorway really makes my foot/leg ache.
Obviously with cruise on it's not a problem
 
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... the slight effort of keeping your foot still on the motorway really makes my foot/leg ache.
Obviously with cruise on it's not a problem

Not only does that make my leg ache, it's all too easy to end up speeding as your foot slowly drops closer to the floor ... cruise control may save you money in the long run as well as leg ache!!

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I am sure he is a member on here. Do a search under his name?
 
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I have just sent him a text suggesting he looks at this thread......

hopefully he will get in touch ..

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