Cruise Control - make the 'cruise' light work

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Post by gltease » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:58 pm

Worth the effort
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Post by dutmanjf » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:06 am

:hopping: wel done your the first one i guess

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Post by jimmi_swe » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:26 pm

Nice!!
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Post by Melvin480 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:54 pm

Here is a better photo of the light. It is made with the car parked. I would like to show a photo of the entire dash while driving with the CC engaged, but I'm not so good in making photo's while driving the car :lol:

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Post by Van » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:01 pm

It looks great!
Can you imagine a light flashing "autopilot on" next to it?
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Post by gltease » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:32 pm

Van wrote:It looks great!
Can you imagine a light flashing "autopilot on" next to it?
Imagine it ? I'm quite sure he could do it :)
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Post by dutmanjf » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:24 pm

No doubt :eek:

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Post by Melvin480 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:07 pm

Thanks for the reactions :D And about the 'autopilot on' light: I don't even think about it, as I like to drive the car myself :rofl:

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Post by omn » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:14 pm

Is it working perfectly or just turn off the light when the switch is off?

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Post by Melvin480 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:42 pm

The light is on at the moment the switch is set at 'on'. I think you can also make the light work at the moment the CC is actualy engaged. Then you'll have to connect it to the +12V supply to the vacuumpump. But to be sure you'll have to measure that.

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Post by pa.chab » Wed May 20, 2009 5:49 pm

Works great with PIN 1 :wink:

Just tested on Olivadun's 480.
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Post by dutmanjf » Wed May 20, 2009 6:41 pm

does the ligt work only when cc is engaged?

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Post by pa.chab » Wed May 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Exactly :wink:

Lights on when cruise is cruising, and not lighting when cruise not anymore cruising. :? Hope you'll understand my poor english.

There is no light intensity variation, works perfectly. :hopping:
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legal? illegal?

Post by dutmanjf » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:30 pm

gltease wrote:Read some legal USA mumbo jumbo, and it looks like CC indicator light is a legal requirement, so maybe thats why Volvo stuck the dash thing in there, maybe they did not get round to bothering with the electrics as it did not get sold in US...
Why did the 740/760 Volvo cars haven't got the CC light in the dash then?

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Post by Daniel480 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:26 am

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This is how it looks when it is ready. Nice item :D , made that a while ago !

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Post by Auk » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:37 am

Looks great!

The speed isn't changing at all so your CC is working fine, mate! :rofl:
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Post by Melvin480 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:11 am

I also wanted to post a photo from the dash while driving with the CC on. But I had problems with making a reasonable photograph while driving :lol:

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Post by dutmanjf » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:58 pm

Today i changed the CC light wire to PIN 1 of the control unit and now it's working only when engaged, nice :idea:

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Re: Cruise Control - make the 'cruise' light work

Post by balto8 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:13 am

Bringing back to life this old thread as I'm going to mount a CC into my 1991 Turbo in a couple of weeks.

When you /they say managed to make the Cruise light work only when the pump is acting, meaning the CC is engaged, is you wired from pos. 1 of the CC control unit to pos. 9 in the green socket at the back of the instruments board or somehow directly to the bulb? Thanks
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Re: Cruise Control - make the 'cruise' light work

Post by balto8 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:16 am

I think I've found a way around to make the CC light work only when the pump is engaged without having to mess with the intruments board to avoid burning he board again.

Its a T5 LED bulb into a conventional T5 Socket wired directly from pin 1 of the CC and then grounded to the under-the-dashboards courtesy lights or to the keyhole light ground.

You'll need a old or fused filament type T5 and a LED one.

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Remove the filament bulb from it's plastic socket by pushing the two side metalic tabs, detach the bulb from the side metalic plates and out them back in place.

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If you want to put the T5 into any other position in the borad you just need to bend the pins to make them have proper contact with the side plates and put it in the right polarity, but this time I need them o be completely isolated from the side plates.

Take te bulb itself from it's plastic socket, isolate one of the wires and put it back in it's socket.

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Now drill two tiny holes in the bottom of the original T5 socket, pass the two led wires throug the holes.

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Then connect the to two wires the way you find it's better.

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Correct me if I'm wrong. Positive will go to pin 1 in the CC control unit, ground to any available aroung the dashboard.
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