Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE CHASSIS CLUB FORUMS > Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-07-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
emoze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Question cruise indicator lights

have 1995 e350 Itasca class C 460

the are no cruise indicator lights on the dash-guage panel, unlike my autos, so ya gotta look down at the shift lever to see if it is on -

is this just old tech ? - or is something broke?

has anyone figured out a way to tap into the cruise wiring so an indicator light could be put in easy view on the dash?

(I do have all the ford shop manuals & wiring diagrams for this rig)

TIA
__________________

__________________
emoze is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
subford's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Easton, Ks
Posts: 2,209
There are no speed control (cruise) indicator lights for your unit on the dash or on the stalk.
The light on the stalk is for OD and not speed control.

I have no idea why one would want one anyhow.
__________________

__________________
Bill
1995 COACHMEN Santara 350FL on a 1994 Ford F53
subford@gmail.com
subford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
tderonne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Motor City, Mich
Posts: 2,239
I made mine work on my '04 F53. It was already in the cluster, bulb was even there. All I had to do was add the wire to the cruise module. I grabbed some wiring from a junkyard so I could add pins to the back of the cluster and the cruise module. I was replacing the cruise cable, so it was a while I was at it thing for me.

__________________
Tim.

tderonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
subford's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Easton, Ks
Posts: 2,209
There is not an output from the speed control module in a 1995 E-350 to use.
There is not a named place on the cluster to use either.
__________________
Bill
1995 COACHMEN Santara 350FL on a 1994 Ford F53
subford@gmail.com
subford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
tderonne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Motor City, Mich
Posts: 2,239
Right. The '99 -'04 F53 uses an electrical/electronic cruise. The older 460 stuff was probably a vacuum based system?

My wiring diagrams don't show the module as having the output, but it's there. I found a guy online who did the same thing to his Ranger, gave me some confidence in trying it. I had my cruise module out replacing the cable, so it wasn't a whole bunch of work.

As for why, why not? I have had issues with the cruise shutting off over bumps. Found a loose connector that fixed about 95% of the shutting off, but I still hit a bump now and again that will shut it off. Nice to have the light in that case.
__________________
Tim.

tderonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
subford's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Easton, Ks
Posts: 2,209
No his 1995 E-series is not vacuum control but he does not have a module separate either.
He has a speed control servo/amplifier assembly in the engine compartment.
I do not know of any output pins on the speed control servo/amplifier assembly.

It is feed speed information from the PSOM.
__________________
Bill
1995 COACHMEN Santara 350FL on a 1994 Ford F53
subford@gmail.com
subford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
emoze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Arrow

Quote:
Originally Posted by subford View Post
There is not an output from the speed control module in a 1995 E-350 to use.
There is not a named place on the cluster to use either.
i don't care if there is a hidden "factory" output terminal, nor if there is a hidden light socket in the panel

- I only want to know if there is a wire I can tap into that has a voltage signal when the cruise is ON

- and if anyone has done that


i can hook up an LED and drill my own holes for it as necessary (or maybe i'll just do a redneck thing & tape it to the dash)

yes- my error re "looking at the shift lever" - - i was thinking about my chevy that has cruise on a stalk (and also no indicators) - apologies to those i offended

as to WHY? - cuz i like indicator lights - (X2 on the comment above in that regard)
__________________
emoze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
subford's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Easton, Ks
Posts: 2,209
To say it another way.
No there is no wire you can tap into when the speed control is on.

My error above when I said "speed control module" as a 1995 E-series does not have a module for speed control. Neither does an 1994-1997 F53.
It is all done by the speed control servo/amplifier assembly in the engine compartment.

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=24331

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=24332
__________________
Bill
1995 COACHMEN Santara 350FL on a 1994 Ford F53
subford@gmail.com
subford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
tderonne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Motor City, Mich
Posts: 2,239
When I say "module" I guess I really mean "speed control servo/amplifier assembly" as that is what mine is called in Ford speak. Looks like this:



My diagrams don't show Pin #1 being used. But in many other applications Pin#1 is the switched ground for the indicator light.

Guy who did the same thing I did on a 1995 Ranger

If the ground is there, you could wire up a 12 volt light to be on with the cruise.
__________________

__________________
Tim.

tderonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cat, lights



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.