Electrical How To: Factory Cruise Control and Remote Radio Control Installation (2007- 2010) - Page 7 - Cobalt SS Network

Go Back  Cobalt SS Network > General > How to Guide
How To:  Factory Cruise Control and Remote Radio Control Installation (2007- 2010) >

Electrical: How To: Factory Cruise Control and Remote Radio Control Installation (2007- 2010)

How to Guide For step by step “How to” instructions ONLY!

Electrical: How To: Factory Cruise Control and Remote Radio Control Installation (2007- 2010)

Old 07-15-2011, 01:38 PM
  #151  
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-14-11
Location: North Rose, NY
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
looking for micro connectors...

Originally Posted by crazydude View Post
Of course you dont need the whole BCM harness... just need to salvage wires from it. Same goes with the harness for the back of the clock spring
Good morning, wow this set of posts is great. My daughter just bought her first car.. a 2010 cobalt and we would love to get cruise up and running. So far I have found a used steering whieel on ebay, I even went to the dealer and had them enable the cruise. I pulled the steering wheel off and now I see none of the wires for the cruise or radio are there.. bummer. I have not been able to find a donor car yet. Would anyone be willing to sell me a couple micro connectors for the 11 pin sir coil and for the bcm block? I think with those connectors I would be off and running.

Thanks, Chris

track me down at [email protected] if you can help...
hzhh3y is offline  
Old 07-15-2011, 01:52 PM
  #152  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 03-24-08
Location: Charleston, Wv
Posts: 520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by hzhh3y View Post
Good morning, wow this set of posts is great. My daughter just bought her first car.. a 2010 cobalt and we would love to get cruise up and running. So far I have found a used steering whieel on ebay, I even went to the dealer and had them enable the cruise. I pulled the steering wheel off and now I see none of the wires for the cruise or radio are there.. bummer. I have not been able to find a donor car yet. Would anyone be willing to sell me a couple micro connectors for the 11 pin sir coil and for the bcm block? I think with those connectors I would be off and running.

Thanks, Chris

track me down at [email protected] if you can help...

When I installed mine I just went to the dealer and they just handed me the connectors and I used 22guage wire from advance and all was cool.
LilHaile is offline  
Old 07-15-2011, 01:53 PM
  #153  
Senior Member
iTrader: (12)
 
07BoostedG5's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-11-10
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,913
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is there a new Tech II set of instructions? my buddy and I could not find how to do this on the TechII
07BoostedG5 is offline  
Old 07-26-2011, 11:32 AM
  #154  
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-25-11
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi I am going to look at an 05 Cobalt base model today and will most likely be purchasing it. I was wondering about adding factory cruise to an 05 model.

I read the whole thread plus looked through all of the how to guides and didn't see anything listed for the 05 model.

Is it the same process as the 07 and up? Is it possible to add an 07 and up steering wheel? I kinda like that look as opposed to the 05 look.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Brad
blackend is offline  
Old 07-26-2011, 01:37 PM
  #155  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
JL-KA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-23-08
Location: Here
Posts: 3,189
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just bought a BRAND NEW LEATHER wheel for 95 bucks!
Here's the auction if anyone else wants one.
Chevrolet Cobalt Ebony Leather Steering Wheel OEM NEW | eBay
They're taking best offers but it's a damn good deal already so I paid full price so I didn't lose out over a few bucks. 2 more left.

I'm hoping since I already have cruise that the audio wires will already be in place. I've heard from some that theirs were.
JL-KA is offline  
Old 07-26-2011, 01:43 PM
  #156  
Senior Member
iTrader: (12)
 
07BoostedG5's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-11-10
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,913
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^ I have it all wired but need the tech 2 instructions, the one on this thread is outdated
07BoostedG5 is offline  
Old 07-27-2011, 12:15 AM
  #157  
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-25-11
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ok so I just bought the 05 Cobalt! It is a base model and I want to add factory style cruise to it. Is this possible?

Thanks,
Brad
blackend is offline  
Old 07-27-2011, 12:17 PM
  #158  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
JL-KA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-23-08
Location: Here
Posts: 3,189
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not sure anyone has tried on the 05-06. I would assume that it would be similar but you're going to have to pioneer that one i think.
JL-KA is offline  
Old 07-27-2011, 09:39 PM
  #159  
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-25-11
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OK, well I guess I will give it a shot sometime. It will most likely be a few months down the road due to money constraints and finding the parts.

If all goes well I will post a How-to for it if anyone is interested.

Thanks,
Brad
blackend is offline  
Old 07-31-2011, 01:27 AM
  #160  
Member
 
Join Date: 11-05-10
Location: kentucky
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yea im having a hard time locating those connectors to. willing to pay if anyone has any spares
thefinalgamer is offline  
Old 07-31-2011, 07:48 PM
  #161  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-19-08
Location: Michigan
Posts: 505
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just an FYI update. I can confirm That the leather wheels volume controls are NOT plug and play on 2010 base models.
Jookycola is offline  
Old 07-31-2011, 08:56 PM
  #162  
Member
 
Join Date: 11-05-10
Location: kentucky
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jookycola View Post
Just an FYI update. I can confirm That the leather wheels volume controls are NOT plug and play on 2010 base models.
what do you ahve to do to get them working?
thefinalgamer is offline  
Old 08-01-2011, 02:21 PM
  #163  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
JL-KA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-23-08
Location: Here
Posts: 3,189
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Everything in the first post along with a new (unknown) set of instructions for the tech2.
They stopped making the cars(with factory cruise) with provisions for audio sometime after 07. For my sake, I hope it wasn't till 09 or 10. My wheel gets here tomorrow so I'll find out then.
JL-KA is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 07:29 PM
  #164  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-19-08
Location: Michigan
Posts: 505
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by thefinalgamer View Post
what do you ahve to do to get them working?
On the 1st or second page of this thread are instructions from an HHR forum that shows you how to wire up the volume buttons to work. It's just a connection issue nothing to needed with the tech II. Just wire it up per the how-to and it works right away.
Jookycola is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 07:35 PM
  #165  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
JL-KA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-23-08
Location: Here
Posts: 3,189
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
08 1LT with factory cruise needed no wiring for audio. Simple 10 minute swap. Hardest part was releasing the airbag wires bc I couldn't find my needle nose pliers.

Last edited by JL-KA; 08-22-2011 at 03:29 PM.
JL-KA is offline  
Old 08-04-2011, 12:03 AM
  #166  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-20-07
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jookycola View Post
On the 1st or second page of this thread are instructions from an HHR forum that shows you how to wire up the volume buttons to work. It's just a connection issue nothing to needed with the tech II. Just wire it up per the how-to and it works right away.
yeah. Usually it is just pinout differences. Not sure why GM decided to **** with it year to year.
Nighthawk243 is offline  
Old 08-04-2011, 07:06 AM
  #167  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-19-08
Location: Michigan
Posts: 505
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Nighthawk243 View Post
Not sure why GM decided to **** with it year to year.
Probably to stop yahoos like us from figuring it out and getting it for free. FAIL.
Jookycola is offline  
Old 08-05-2011, 02:46 AM
  #168  
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-13-11
Location: vancouver canada
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well I finally got my cruise control install to work on my 09 LS....I installed exactly what is said in this post...when it came time to do the techII thing I ran into problems...first place I took it to told me my BCM was locked and charged me $120 bucks for informing me that they couldn't do it...Bastards.....so it was a real downer to find this out...I even phoned a dealer and was told I would need to replace the whole BCM and reprogram it...thought they were just blowing smoke...anyway, not giving up I phoned around trying to find someone that knew what to do and I was directed to a mechanic at, of all places, Canadian Tire...lol..I was pretty skeptical but just wanted my cruise to work...this mechanic was very knowlegable with the techII and was done it about 30 mins....had my oil changed and was charged $150 for the whole thing..so the whole thing from start to completed cost me about $350 bucks...I ended up buying the whole steering column from a donor car at the wreckers because they wouldn't just sell me the module off the wheel....charged me $130 for the whole column...so I have all the extra stuff off of the steering column for future use if I need them.
smokensteve is offline  
Old 08-05-2011, 03:36 AM
  #169  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-20-07
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by smokensteve View Post
well I finally got my cruise control install to work on my 09 LS....I installed exactly what is said in this post...when it came time to do the techII thing I ran into problems...first place I took it to told me my BCM was locked and charged me $120 bucks for informing me that they couldn't do it...Bastards.....so it was a real downer to find this out...I even phoned a dealer and was told I would need to replace the whole BCM and reprogram it...thought they were just blowing smoke...anyway, not giving up I phoned around trying to find someone that knew what to do and I was directed to a mechanic at, of all places, Canadian Tire...lol..I was pretty skeptical but just wanted my cruise to work...this mechanic was very knowlegable with the techII and was done it about 30 mins....had my oil changed and was charged $150 for the whole thing..so the whole thing from start to completed cost me about $350 bucks...I ended up buying the whole steering column from a donor car at the wreckers because they wouldn't just sell me the module off the wheel....charged me $130 for the whole column...so I have all the extra stuff off of the steering column for future use if I need them.
Yeah. Dealerships are pulling this as of late. Hence why you have to pretend the BCM was originally flashed for it.
Nighthawk243 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 01:27 PM
  #170  
Premium Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: 02-24-11
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,454
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i have the steering wheel on and my dealership is charging me 95+ tax to reprogram the BCM. RAPE!!!
drumrush is offline  
Old 08-21-2011, 03:04 AM
  #171  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-20-07
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by drumrush View Post
i have the steering wheel on and my dealership is charging me 95+ tax to reprogram the BCM. RAPE!!!
Usually most dealerships charge 1 hour of labor (Or the minimum labor charge, whichever is higher). Did you try another dealer?
Nighthawk243 is offline  
Old 08-21-2011, 12:32 PM
  #172  
Premium Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: 02-24-11
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,454
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
theres no other dealership near me. i tried local shops too but none have a tech2 tool. ill just bite the bullet and pay it, i just hope they dont try and pull any funny ****. ill kill em
drumrush is offline  
Old 08-23-2011, 04:22 PM
  #173  
Premium Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: 02-24-11
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,454
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ok cruise is working. But I have an alpine stereo. So do all I need to do is buy the steering wheel control module for the alpine then it'll work?
drumrush is offline  
Old 08-28-2011, 04:02 AM
  #174  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-20-07
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Posts: 2,961
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by drumrush View Post
Ok cruise is working. But I have an alpine stereo. So do all I need to do is buy the steering wheel control module for the alpine then it'll work?
If there is a module available, yes.
Nighthawk243 is offline  
Old 10-06-2011, 11:13 AM
  #175  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-09-07
Location: Frankfort, IL
Posts: 881
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i got the buttons for sale if anyone needs them
xnigelx is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Electrical: How To: Factory Cruise Control and Remote Radio Control Installation (2007- 2010)


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.