Cruise control is a nice thing to have in your car or truck, but it isn’t always easy to do in your hot rod or truck that has had a late-model engine swap. For years we’ve used the Dakota Digital Cruise Control system and it works great on both carbureted and throttle-body equipped cars. But if you are doing a late model engine swap, it would be kind of nice to be able to use the factory system. And on a cable throttle equipped LS engine that is super simple if you just get the cruise control unit off the throttle body and make a few electrical connections.
In this video from Halfass Kustoms you will see Brent working on his wife’s bitchin Dodge truck that has been LS Swapped. But the little truck isn’t super comfortable for someone Brent’s height on a long trip, and he’d like to put some cruise control on the thing so it’s more comfortable. And because it has a GM steering column in it, there isn’t even a need for any custom buttons to make it all work. In the video below, he goes over his mistakes while trying to make this all work and then gives a complete guide to what wires need to be connected to what and why. And it all works smooth and simple just like factory!
Check it out.