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#1 Old 03-03-2006, 07:37 PM
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I have the base model Tucson with 2.0 L gas 5-speed. In Canada, cruise control is not even an option on this model (although it is on the Kia Sportage base and I thought they were the same rig) All the little stuff is there, the hole in the steering wheel for the controller and cable holder under the hood. When the sun hits the gauges I can even see the cruise indicator light. The dealer thinks the wiring harnass is different and doesn't recomend I try to put the factory cruise on the truck. Does anyone know if there is a real reason the factory cruise system can't be put on my vehicle ? All you people in other parts of the world, is cruise an option on the base model Tucson where you are? Help me out here folks. I really miss cruise control on long drives.
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I've got the 2.0 5 speed manual base 2WD here in the US and it has cruise control (I love it!).
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We just ordered the 2.0 automatic Tucson in Canada and the dealer said Hyundai is looking at making cruise control available as an add-on option perhaps in a few months....but no guarantee. He said cruise control could also be purchased aftermarket at an auto glass shop but I wonder if that is a wise option or even possible. We don't want gas consumption issues with a larger engine but I really like cruise control. I think people either like it or don't. I like to bend my leg and move it around for a rest on the highway. I think that's healthy and my leg gets sore with constant pressure on the gas.

Anybody got an inside scoop from Hyundai?
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I e-mailed Hyundai customer service about availability and they said cruise control is not available as an accessory to purchase. I imagine I could buy all the parts separately but I have no idea how much of it I would need since they can't or won't tell me how much of the system is built in to every vehicle by default.
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I think the fact that the same model in the US can come with cruise suggests that it's do-able. I can't imagine why Hyundai Canada wouldn't consider it. Why penalize those Canadians who want to be environmentally and pocket-book conscious? With what I've read about airline thrombosis, I'd think cruise control should be considered as a health-saving option for all cars. You can see it's important for me and why I don't appreciate being held hostage to a larger engine in order to get this option.
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I just purchased a new Tucson GL 2.0 (just North of Toronto, Ontario) and I love it, but I'm also looking for a way to install cruise control. I've done some reading, and it looks like this should be possible. First of all, I recommend checking out this link (found in this forum) that provides the full service manual online (once registered and logged in click on the 'shop' tab at the top):

http://www.hmaservice.com/webtech/

You can search the service manual for 'cruise control' and find the installation procedure for both the actuator and the 'remocon' (control switch off steering column). This reference even has the wiring diagram. The next step is to find the parts to install. I've found a switch and actuator combination for the Kia Sportage, and suspect it should fit the same (but I still need to check a few things), as per the following link (US$199):

http://www.mnrelectronics.com/kiasp19crcok.html

I will keep investigating this and will keep you posted if it seems feasible, otherwise I might try to go with a cheaper universal cruise control like the AudioVox CCS-100 (around US$110 on most sites).

Let me know if any of you find a better solution.
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I was just in Austria with my European model Tucson (2.0 CRDi VGT). I was just having luggage support bars put on the roof. While looking through the options catalog, I was surprised to find cruise control IS an aftermarket option. It's a basic system without memory, but it is Hyundai and not a third party. Cost with labor is about 600 euros/720 USD.

So, ask the North American dealers if they know about this option in Europe. Maybe it can be ordered.
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I'd also like to add cruise to my canadian Tucson. Did anyone ever figure it out?
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I finally gave up on my dealer and got an aftermarket cruise control put in that is made by Rostra and boxed as Audiovox. It was a long battle to get it to work right because the DIP switch position that is in the manual did not work in the Tucson. I may have got a wonky unit but Rostra's customer service leaves a lot to be desired. There was a lot of trial and error with the switch positions. It works about 90% perfect now so I am satisfied with it. I am a big fan of cruise control and glad I did it.
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