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Old 05-16-2019, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

My name is Victor, I am from Chile. (I really don't know if I have to introduce myself in another post somewhere else).

I would like to install a Cruise Control to my Grand Vitara but I have some questions about it.

First, How can I know if my Vitara is suitable for cc?

Secondly, do I need to buy the whole kit or just the Cruise Switches and Cables?

My car is a 2011 Grand Vitara 2.4L 4x4 AT
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Hi guys!

My name is Victor, I am from Chile. (I really don't know if I have to introduce myself in another post somewhere else).

I would like to install a Cruise Control to my Grand Vitara but I have some questions about it.

First, How can I know if my Vitara is suitable for cc?

Secondly, do I need to buy the whole kit or just the Cruise Switches and Cables?

My car is a 2011 Grand Vitara 2.4L 4x4 AT
if its not factory fitted then its going to be very expensive. its all ECM controlled and requires the correct ECM and TCM to work along with all the steering wheel switches and wiring. These are a "fly by wire" system which means the throttle is electronically controlled not cable, so I seriously doubt there is a simple way to fit it.

What is the "kit" you are referring to?
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Thanks for the answer.

I found another thread (a really old one) with information about this "kit" I mentioned.

This One
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that "kit" was for the early V6 models which have a totally different control system to the 2008 onwards 2.4's. The cruise control is inbuilt in the engine ECM on these new models and is not a separate unit like it was on the pre 2008 V6 models
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that "kit" was for the early V6 models which have a totally different control system to the 2008 onwards 2.4's. The cruise control is inbuilt in the engine ECM on these new models and is not a separate unit like it was on the pre 2008 V6 models
Thanks for the info! That was exactly what I was looking for!!

I will buy a Cruise Control Switch and try to install it.
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I will buy a Cruise Control Switch and try to install it.
No, I wouldn't do that.

Suzuki programs the engine ECU specifically to the particular model and its options. If your Grand Vitara didn't have cruise control as a factory installed feature, your ECM will probably NOT be programmed for it. The switches will be useless.

As 2013GV correctly says, its will be very difficult and expensive to retrofit cruise control into your 2011 if it wasn't there from the factory. You would need the correct ECU, TCM, perhaps the BCM (Body Control Module), new wiring harnesses and possible a host of other parts. And the expertise to install it all.

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but if you really want a 2011 Grand Vitara with cruise control, buy it that way. Sorry.

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No, I wouldn't do that.

Suzuki programs the engine ECU specifically to the particular model and its options. If your Grand Vitara didn't have cruise control as a factory installed feature, your ECM will probably NOT be programmed for it. The switches will be useless.

As 2013GV correctly says, its will be very difficult and expensive to retrofit cruise control into your 2011 if it wasn't there from the factory. You would need the correct ECU, TCM, perhaps the BCM (Body Control Module), new wiring harnesses and possible a host of other parts. And the expertise to install it all.

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but if you really want a 2011 Grand Vitara with cruise control, buy it that way. Sorry.
Sadly that's not an option in Chile, in here there is no version with cruise controls. That's common for all the brands in here, they sell less equipped cars; however I heard in a "Suzuki Vitara club" that it is possible to do it kinda plug&play.
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however I heard in a "Suzuki Vitara club" that it is possible to do it kinda plug&play.
only if the ECM's affected are fitted with the firmware to do it, your one probably will not have the functionality programmed into it.

I looked at adding hill descent control to mine as it wasn't fitted. There isn't even a pin in the ECU for the input from the activation switch, let alone any wiring or extra relays to make it work. I was looking at having to replace the ECU's and the ABS controller as well to get it to work. I gave up when I worked out the cost.
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I looked at adding hill descent control to mine as it wasn't fitted. There isn't even a pin in the ECU for the input from the activation switch, let alone any wiring or extra relays to make it work. I was looking at having to replace the ECU's and the ABS controller as well to get it to work. I gave up when I worked out the cost.
Boy its handy having you on here was just about to start on that path myself. Guess I will just have to rely on low 1st and my trusty ankle.
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Well, I finally did it!! and it's working fine!!!

I will create a tutorial when I have some free time.
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