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i have asked three people at my dealer where i can find the tach wire and what color it is, but no one there knows where it is. does anyone out there know where it is and what color it is. also, where is the neutral safety switch on a cvt, is it in the console where the lever is or on the cvt itself, and what color is it. any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Not sure on about the neutral safety wire, but you won't need a tach
wire for your cvt cruise. The tach is necessary for cruise&manual transmssion to prevent reving if the driver changes gears while the cruise is on.
 

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In case you want to use the tach anyway,
my tech info says it's a blue wire in a "tach test connector"
which is suppose to be able the master cylinder.

why do you need a neutral safety wire?
 

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the directions say to attach a wire to the neutral safety switch in case the transmission lever is accidently knocked into neutral while the cruise is on, the cruise will shut off and not rev the engine to the red line.

i don't understand a tach test or the able the master cylinder?
 

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nnielson,
You may want to consider having this installed professionaly, cause
installing a cruise control is not exactly trivial. (plus some safety concerns)
If you want to make 4 hour drive to Indianapolis, I'll install it for cheap :wink:
 

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In the slight line of this thread on cruise control. I have the Rostra unit on MIZR and am wondering if it is a malfunction or I expect to much from it ,but I have had a hard time getting it to engage at exactily the speed I set. An example if I am cruising the freeway and it is clear, I attempt to set it at 65-70 it will speed up to about 75-80 then back down to the set point. Or if I try to set it at 75 or higher it won't set at all. I have called the Rostra tech line and to no avail. Is this normal for the Rostra units?
The installer is worthless on information and I am unsure of them as when I first got it installed I had to "redo" the throttle linkage set up as they had it set in a bind.
I am planning to install a cruise on the wifes Insight soon but will do it myself as I did when I owned My own shop, guess I shouldnt have been so lazy with MIZR and done it myself the first time.
 

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On anotherr note have others noticed with cruise you really dont get "optimum" mpg?
I installed ti to try to get it to maintain mpg by keeping a "constant" speed..ohh well so much for thinking I guess.
But sure is nice on a long trip like My monthly treks from mexican border to Modesto area.
 

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Amplifiedmouse,
The shop I work at is just south of you, right off of I-69.
It's called Waxwerks, and you can find our # in the phone book.
If you want a cruise control, call and tell the person answering the phone
that you drive a "George Jetson" car like Niles, and you want a cruise control!

A properly installed cruise control will typically give you better MPG due to throttle consistancy. A skilled driver staring at his insight MPG meter is a pretty good match for a cruise control as far as MPG goes, and the driver has an advantage.
A skilled driver can anticipate the terrain and actions of other drivers and use this to his/her advantage, while the cruise control can only react to real time information.

Ecfool,
there are a number of things that can cause the problems you describe.
When your unit speeds up to the 75-80 point, and then falls back to 65-70 does it pulsate at all?
Also, is this on a manual transmission?
It's tricky to fine tune a manual transmission cruise cause acceleration is far more sensitive than an automatic, which almost acts
as a buffer between the petal and the road. there are sensitivity adjustments for the cruise control (low/med/high), and you should experiment with some different settings.
Also, make sure the installer gave you some slack between the throttle connection, and the cruise cable cause if the connection is too short, the cruise will more likely pulsate. You should confirm the pulse rate settings, and engine size settings are also acurate.
there have been a couple of times I spent more time adjusting and tweaking a cruise control than I did installing it. :?
It's just one of those things that takes alot of patience and practice.
 

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nnielsen,

It will probably take me about 2 hours for the installation,
and an hour for tweaking and adjustments.
What model cruise control do you have, and did you get
a throttle adapter?
 

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i purchased the rostra 250-1223 global cruise unit with a 250-4325 insight throttle adapter and the 250-1483 wireless control switch. i also have had a bracket made to hang the unit under the hood, i need to drill the holes in it still.
 

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wow, you got everything needed.
Plan a roadtrip next Sunday morning, and
you can be driving in cruise on the way home.
I'm just minutes from the I-70 exit as you approach
Indianapolis which I think is about 4 hours from you.
 

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Rostra cruise control

I've seen posts indicating that people paid as low as $240.00 and as high as $320.00. I got mine for $260.00 + 11.71 tax. If you go to the Rostra website, you can get a list of dealers - call around and see who'll give you a good price.

http://www.rostra.com/Default.htm

If you don't like the steering wheel mounted rf switch (I think it looks pretty good, myself), they also have a dash mounted switch, and a pretty nice stem control. Only I'm not sure where you'd put another stem - but it looks pretty good!
 

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I am having mine istalled for $319 on Wednesday next week. I can put some details in here the week after when I return from break.
 

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I have the stem mounted switch on My cruise and it is placed right behind the turn signal switch towards the lower part of the column. With the provided boot it actually looks like a factory installed unit.
 

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i purchased the unit from brandon distributing in elk river, mn for 237.94. their phone number is 763-241-4136
 

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I did the install today for nnielsen, and got some pictures uploaded of the installation. Installation time took about twice what I normally spend, but working outside & drinking beer slows you down a bit 8)

Here are the photos, and a little commentary for each picture.
http://www.installerassist.com/archive/insight/cruise/photoframe.php

I'm getting anxious about putting cruise on my own insight after installing this one. Definitely a must for insights!
Niles
 

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WOW, i drove to indy saturday with a/c on and averaged in low 40's, but did take the car up to 95 for awhile. cruise is a must for this car. atheos did an excellent job installing cruise. i drove home sunday with CRUISE set at 75 and a/c on, averaged 53. honda has it rated at 56 hwy, so if i slowed down and turned a/c off i know i could do better than that. boy, i now love this car. drove to work monday and set cruise and noticed that the instant mpg was better than when i didn't have cruise. :p
thanks much atheos.
 
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