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Decided the hatch needed a redesign so last weekend I re-did the air ride. This weekend I spent chasing air leaks. Still have to finish the lower half but it's getting there.


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I scored the Rostra cruise control from a 2004 xB at the junkyard this weekend! So psyched!!
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Due to time constraints, I am installing the engine-compartment components first, and will install the interior wiring separately.

I bolted the unit to the firewall and installed the ground wire, no problem. And getting the wiring harness through the firewall grommet was no big deal either.
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But while trying to install the throttle control cable, I found that I seem to be missing a little pulley:
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...so at the moment, I don't have a way to connect the cc cable to my throttle. Anyone know if I need a specific Rostra or Toyota part for that, or can I just go to Ace Hardware and DIY it?
 

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I’m sitting at the DMV registering my newly purchased stock 06Xb manual with custom tag resembling “lunchbox” 😂🥰 needs some love.. I’ve wanted one since the beginning and now that I’m free to do as I please I snatched this up! Can’t wait to make it beautiful again!
 

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...so at the moment, I don't have a way to connect the cc cable to my throttle. Anyone know if I need a specific Rostra or Toyota part for that, or can I just go to Ace Hardware and DIY it?
Okay, by closely examining Rostra's installation instructions, I determined that I was missing the Throttle Lever Bracket (Rostra part # 250-2616), because it was not present on the junkyard car from which I sourced the rest of the kit (someone had already taken the throttle body, and I'm assuming the bracket went with it).

I called Rostra, and they referred me to M&R Electronics (1-800-343-1382). Within 5 minutes of calling M&R, they had located a throttle bracket for me, and it is now on its way! I should note that they no longer have the complete 250-1755 cruise control kit.

Once the bracket arrives, I'll proceed with the install and post an update.
 

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To attach the cable assembly to the bracket, a cotter pin and two #10 flat washers are needed.
To my delight, the new throttle bracket arrived today -- complete with the two washers and a cotter pin! Got the bracket installed with a minimum of fuss, and all I need to do now is install the wiring under the dash.
Hopefully it won't be long before I finally have cruise control!
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Hopefully it won't be long before I finally have cruise control!
I'm happy to report a successful cruise control installation! I connected the wiring yesterday and have already had a couple of test drives with it -- the cruise is working beautifully!

I will say that the engine-compartment part of the installation was the 'easy' part -- though it's a fairly easy project, overall. Installing the T-tap connector for the power wire was the trickiest part, as the back of the junction box is hard to access (might be easier for younger, more flexible people, lol). I used a large hand mirror and a camping lantern, and that made it much easier to find the correct wire and tap into it.

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Another thing that made the installation simpler was that I had removed almost the whole cruise control system from the donor car, so I already knew how it should be laid out and where everything should go.

Happy to be checking off the 'cruise control' item on my list! And I must say, I'm really proud of all the little changes I've made to this car, as I'm just a hobbyist and have no automotive training at all! I appreciate all the knowledge and advice I've gained from this forum, and look forward to contributing as best I can!
 

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fun ain't it? mine won't be that easy with strut brace and a ground wire base that will need to be worked around...I'll be using the RF switch to operate it instead of the stalk. Only thing I have mounted, lol.....pro crastinator FTL.....

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