Retrofit & activating Cruise Control on a Mk7 Transit

Vantuner offers a full range of optional extra activation like switching on factory cruise control, & enabling outside air temperature function on so called “high level” clocks etc.. In most cases, as connectors are usually in place already, its a case of fit the required parts  & possibly add wires ,then arrange for activation.. Vantuner only activates options  / installs new BCM’s rather than offering a full install service however in the case of cruise control, if you don’t already have the wiring in place ( many do ) only 2 wires have to be added & there are online guides to help specifically with this , see below…

Popular Mods  –

  • Cruise Control
  • Exterior Temperature Sensor
  • Trip Computer HIgh Spec Clocks
  • Rain Sensor
  • Auto lights
  • Bluetooth Via the Ford Stereo
  • Axle Ratio & Tyre Size correction after diff change
  • New engine or gearbox type after swap or upgrade

Any activation can also be carried out by post by sending in Your BCM or “Body” Computer. 

There are few different wiring looms specs & body control modules fitted so firstly identify which you have to see if a module swap or additional wiring is needed .If the help below isn’t conclusive, please get in touch to confirm what’s involved on your van..If you have an Ex Rac van or a GLX or Limited model  you are  in luck from the off as a high spec dash wiring & body control module are already fitted to them from the factory, ditto if you have a low spec model but an  optional extra like heated screen or cat1 alarm , heated mirrors or bluetooth already fitted…

Body Control Module Identification – Drop down glove box, at far back & up is the module & on a white label, look for the ID in the format of 6C1T-14A073-CB, CJ etc, the C in that example denotes the high level version , if yours has a B in the 2nd from last digit ,EG:6C1T-14A073-BK that’s a so called lower level module, which cant support cruise or trip computer clocks etc..If you’ve only a B series body control module you will need to  get  a C ( or D ) series, which I can fit  & configure here. Here is a picture of a B Series  –

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Dash Wiring Requirements  –  some dash wiring looms already have the wiring in place for the cruise.The 2 wires required wiring run from the BCM to the squib connector  near the ignition switch , remove the plastic cowling around the upper part of the steering column & look for a  connector plug, if you’ve 2 orange wires ( 1 orange , 1 orange w/yellow tracer ) in position 4 & 5 of that connector you have the wiring needed. A video to help identify them is  here . Usually if you find you have the cruise wires the other wiring for high spec clocks & most other optional extras is fitted also.

Alternatively , without removing the cowlings you can check your dash loom part number. Remove  glove box & on a white label attached near a main connector coming out from the body control module, look for 8C1T-14K024-DA, or 6C1T-14K024-DH, the 2nd from last character (D) being the important bit as the final character is just a “performance” revision. D is good  –  If you’ve an F as the 2nd from last digit, you’ve a low spec dash loom & you’ll  need to add 2 wires from the steering column squib connector  to the BCM prior to activation.. Since 1st writing this I have come to realise there are many other loom’s part numbers  & some have the wires  needed, so if you have something other than a DA , DH or F* check out the steering  column squib connector. .A video helping identity the loom part number  is here.

For high level clocks you need  3  wires from the indicator stalk connector to the  connector plug at the back of the new clocks, this allows control of the high level clocks menu.. its an easy job with the right metal wiring connector ends, ideally donated from a scrap loom .the type & size of connector you need are used all over the dash loom.. a great wiring guide for cruise & other mods penned by Welsh Transit enthusiast “Loot” can be found here. If you are  looking for the steering wheel with cruise buttons , search also for C-Max 2003-2007 as part is compatible. With the trip computer indicator stalk, some Focus items are compatible  also. Try Breakerlink for parts if you are stuck.

For the simplest  fit  specifically use the wheel pictured – other Focus MK2 ones appear similar & can fit in some cases but can differ internally ,  the 2nd pic of one has its airbag removed. Carry out a steering angle sensor calibration ( with IDS) if you do fit  a non transit one.

Transit Cruise WheelFord Cmax 2003-2007 Cruise Type Steering Wheel

F.A.Q’s Q- I just want cruise – what do I need ?

Q- if you have a C or D series BCM ( body control module) already just fit the right steering wheel  & book in for activation.. ( all van’s i have seen with C  /D series BCM’s do not require any additional wiring) if you’ve a B series BCM, buy  a used C or D series BCM, fit your wheel , fit if needed the 2 cruise control wires & book in for BCM fitting & activation.Bring any spare keys as all keys get cleared & re-added as part of the new BCM installation.

Q- Can it be done by post ? A – Yes, in most cases, just send me your BCM..

Q-I’ve fitted trip computer clocks & the functions all work apart from the outside temp?

A- A temperature sensor is needed & the function needs activating  & that will only work on C or D series BCM’s. Many Mk7’s have the plug ( with a blanking plug fitted ) for the temp sensor near the off side fog lamp on the chassis leg  – The sensor just plugs in there & is the same part on many mondeo’s also. To wire one in Pin 1 at Sensor (GN/BU) connects to BCM C4-33 / Pin 2 at sensor (YE/GN) connects to BCM C4-24.

 

Q – The mileage in my new clocks is totally wrong, can you adjust  / correct  it ?

A – Yes, up or down to match old clocks only  , I don’t offer a wind back service !

Q- The clocks I have fitted seem to work on the trip computer side of things but they reset randomly?

A- 2010 made clocks have a firmware bug which can be banished by a update as part of the activation work here..( or simply by getting an update by Ford)

Q – I’m worried my VIN or Vehicle spec ID will change by fitting used parts ?

A -Vantuners service has always modified only whats needed  so all ID & VIN numbers still match if Ford plug in all info spec  & VIN etc is correct for the spec of van & module updates or replacements can be carried out  as normal.

Q- I am having trouble finding  C series BCM !

A – Try the Breakerlink used parts search utility for hard to find parts.