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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:46 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Wouldn't you need to use momentary switches? As that is similar to the factory arrangement?

BenJ


Yeh they have to be momentary, i got a couple from d**k smiths the other day

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=ST0358&CATID=28&keywords=&SPECIAL=&form=CAT&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=448

Thats basicly them, slightly different, but look the same.
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Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:25 pm 
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sweet wheel man love the cat... :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:41 pm 
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hey man, nice wheel ... just wondering how you went with the cruise control? Im thinkin of doing the same thing, ditchin the standard wheel, but want to keep cc. Do you have any pics??
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Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:45 pm 
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Wheel looks good mate, nice choice...
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Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:01 pm 
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I am sorry, but I don't like it.

I like the ED ghia wheel with a nice leather wrapping.

That metal would be so bright and shiny during the day.

But hey, whatever floats your boat...........

 

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:22 pm 
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That wheel looks awesome mate, I should know as I have the same one! As far as hooking up cruise, it's so easy it's not funny and cost me nothing to do it! I've put mine on the shifter surround as the buttons are easy to access there.

The wheel is a brushed alloy finish and is not glary at all from the driver's seat (the light would have to be coming from your own head to reflect back at you) and all the fuel/boot release/antenna etc. buttons are easier to see than with the standard unit. The only thing with a woodgrain wheel is that you have to keep it clean and dry for it to stay grippy. Moisture from your hands can make it a little slippery at times.

Sorry for the pic quality.

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:56 pm 
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Well here it is, i got to it and made a bracket and mounted the switches and it all works great, i didnt realise how much i missed my cruise.

Sorry about the picture quality of some of the pics.


Here is the bracket with switches mounted.

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Scutchy/Bracket_switches.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>

Here is the bracket sitting on the boss kit, i made it so it has a bit of movement, thats why the holes are a bit big.
The bracket gets sandwitched between the boss and wheel so it dosent move once the wheel is done up tight.

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And here is a few pics from different angles of the finished product.
I have to take it off and modify it slightly in the next few days, Im going to move the switches down a touch so you wont be able to see the tops of the switches at all.

To use the cruise i just click the left switch towards the boss for on and away for off, and to set i click the right switch towards the boss for set/accel and away for coast/res

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Scutchy/Wheel_front.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>

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I also have pics of the wiring process and am trying to get a good scan of the wiring diagram to post up on here.
I will do a detailed step by step if anyone is interested.
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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:11 pm 
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That my friend, is bloody awsome.

Well done :D

I would love to see the wiring diagram please, and a step by step would also be desirable.

Regards
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