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Old 31 Mar 2012, 01:12 pm
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Hi folks,

Ive searched the forums and only find mixed answers to this question so Ill word it specifically for a specific answer.

I want to remove the cruise control from my 2001 Limited edition PT and put it in my new 2005 N/A convertible that doesnt currently have CC.

What would I need to remove from the 2001 to install into the 2005? Just the steering wheel switch and the component under the hood?

Also the big question is would i need to have the comp reprogramed for the cruise control or foglights I also plan on installing?
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 01:37 pm
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Dill,

There's a heck of a lot more to the CC. There's the control that runs over the upper manifold that connects to the wheel that controls the throttle. There's the control on the brake pedal that releases the CC when you driving. Not sure if the computer plays a part but it does with the fog lights because of the green icon that lights up on the dash when the fogs are on.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 02:02 pm
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^^^ What he said!!!!

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Old 31 Mar 2012, 02:22 pm
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So to do the fogs its a definite that the computer will have to be programed to activate them unless I bypass it and add my own switch?

Would adding the cruise control be extremely difficult or is it simply a weekend project? The 2001 has everything Id need as far as wiring for the cruise control and fogs.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 02:40 pm
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Plenty of owners have added the fogs with their own switch. If you handy with wiring and getting in and out of tight spaces it should be no problem. Be sure to run the fogs through a relay so you don't pull too much current. If you do it your self, there's no reason for the computer to be re-programmed.

As far as the cruise-control, I'm not sure how it all works together. The last time we bought a car without it, I took it to a specialist to have the whole thing done. A couple hundred dollars. You have all the parts from the 01 but how it all fits together. If you have a Haynes or Chilton manual, both have the schematics for the CC and they're divided between the 2001-2002 models and the 2003 and up. Not sure why the difference.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 03:06 pm
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On a similar note, rckt came and visited me today, he mentioned converting the drum brakes on my vert into disk brakes using the parts from the limited.

If I were to eventually do this, would it be easier to switch the whole assembly (axel and all?) or just switch the mechanical stuff on the wheel? Dont know the exact terminology but if rckt sees this he can chime in with what I mean
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Dill, below I tried uploading an attachment with the instructions from Mopar for adding the Mopar cruise control kit to the first generation PT Cruiser. It would answer many of your questions and show you which parts will need to be exchanged (including the the clock spring). It would also give you information for determining if your car's harness is pre-wired for cruise control. Unfortunately the file is too big. I do not know whether the ECU needs to be programmed or not. I'll try to make it happen. Perhaps it could be emailed to you.
Regarding fog lights, people seem to think that the ECU needs to be programmed (which may be true for the second gen cruiser), but I don't believe it. I certainly did not have to do so when adding fog lights top my 2004 base model. I used a separate switch rather than investing in an OEM multifunction switch. I did not add a relay to the car's existing wiring harness.
The shop manual wiring schematic shows the fog light system to completely independent of the ECU; it is all straight up, battery, wires, connectors and switches. The electric path includes a relay that cuts the circuit when the high beams are turned on.

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Old 31 Mar 2012, 03:36 pm
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OK, here is the source from which I downloaded the Mopar instructions PDF file for adding the cruise control system.

Look a bit past half-way down the list.

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PT CRUISER TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS LIBRARY
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thank you so much for all the info, I will check and see if her's already has the harness run, I hope it does, that would make the job more easier, again thank you
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Heres the mopar instructions for foglights

http://www.moparsupercenter.com/pdfs/82205451.pdf
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