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I recently bought my first Cruz. So far, I'm impressed. It is a 2013 repo with 35k miles for $7k. Not a bad deal. For that, I can accept the fact that this one doesn't have cruise control.

I didn't have any problems putting a dealer-option cruise control in my 2009 Wrangler. It is the aftermarket style that is controlled by a lever coming out of the steering column just behind the wheel. I've seen pictures of a similar one for a Cruz.

The problem I'm having is that the reviews on Amazon and other sources for add-on cruise control seem to conflict. Some say that you need to modify the airbag system. Most say that the car will need to be reprogrammed by the dealer.

Has anyone here been through this? Can you offer some advice?

Thanks, Jon
 

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My advice is to either try to get CC parts out of a salvage yard or buy a factory kit, if you can find one like this that works with your car:
(I linked a first generation kit, but I don't know if it fits yours, that catalog didn't offer accessories for 2013 models)

https://www.gmoutletparts.com/oem-parts/gm-cruise-control-94536705

I've never met an aftermarket cruise control I liked, but maybe they can manage a throttle intelligently these days.
 

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Same price as the aftermarket.
rpc-250-9614 is available from Summit Racing. I can't post the link because I'm a pre-3-post-newbie.

I prefer the factory version in the steering wheel. I'm always cautious around airbags but it's worth it.

What about the reprogramming? Will I need to have the dealer do that?
 

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If you can find a dealer that has it in stock (yeah, fat chance) ask to look at the instruction manual.
 

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Plenty of people have used the Rostra kit around here with success.

You'll need a new steering wheel & the code that comes with it to program the factory cruise to work. Annoying, but that's the way that GM does it.
 

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You'll need a new steering wheel & the code that comes with it to program the factory cruise to work. Annoying, but that's the way that GM does it.
So, scrapyard steering wheel won't work?
Who does the programming?
 

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So, scrapyard steering wheel won't work?
Who does the programming?
You'll still need to pay Gm for the activation code which they only sell as a kit.

Needs to be done with a Gm OBDII tool

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Plenty of people have used the Rostra kit around here with success.

You'll need a new steering wheel & the code that comes with it to program the factory cruise to work. Annoying, but that's the way that GM does it.
I had the Rostra CC on my 2011 LS Worked fine it is just a little stalk that goes under the turn signal and does all you need it to do and there really is no reprogramming or anything like that and only cost a couple of hundred. Easy install and does what you need. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rpc-250-1223/overview/
 

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Do you have the radio buttons on the right hand side of the steering wheel? If you do then you won't need to change the clock spring to goes behind the steering wheel. My 2014 LS did not come with cruise control but had the radio controls on it, bought a factory steering wheel with cruise from GM, under $100 US and had the dealer install and program the vehicle for it. Works like a charm, love it!

https://www.gmoutletparts.com/oem-p...9Y3J1emUmeT0yMDEzJnQ9bHMmZT0xLThsLWw0LWdhcw==
 
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