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Adaptive cruise control requires a whole myriad of complicated electronics, none of which are installed on '14 thru '18 TC's and if you had a '19 which has the modules to support adaptive cruise, it would already be there for you to use . . . . so, for our purposes, ignore that option anytime you see it on Forscan

 

I have Adaptive Cruise on my '17 Chevy Volt and I LOVE it . . . . I would never buy another new car without it, but I wouldn't even try to install it on any vehicle which didn't come with it.  There are just too many modules required that didn't come with a car that doesn't have it from the factory

 

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just posting an update

 

i tried turning it on again using forscan on an elm327 compatible lead. in engineering mode and in normal mode. no luck whatsoever. when i change the setting i cleared all the dtc's. i take the van for a run and try to switch on cruise no joy.

buttons are illuminated but i guess all the lamps are on a common live?

when i get home i have pcm errors p0564:82-2e and p0564:00-2e.

 

they all clear but cruise just wont switch on.

 

 

 

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When I added cruise control to my van, I found that I had to enable BOTH the cruise control and ASC in order for the CC to work on my 2015. I don't recall having any DTC's from enabling only the CC, like you're seeing, but the CC didn't work until the ASC was also enabled. I also don't have (nor have even heard of) the bbfly adapter you're using, so that could be a culprit? I've heard of lots of cheap knockoff adapters causing issues or not working properly and I think Forscan lists all known good adapters that work properly. Here's the Amazon link for the one I have - I've had zero problems with mine, FWIW. 

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JRM223

 

thanks for your reply, the bbfly is an elm327 compatible adapter  ( hadnt heard of it either)  which i appreciate is probably not the best. however forscan does recognise it but i must admit the amount of dtc's it generates just from turning on cruise is alarming.

a couple of questions if i may...

 

1.  did you activate cruise with forscan or IDS?

2. i have looked through the central configuration and have not seen a setting for ASC, am i looking in the BCM module for this?

3. i have a vxdiag adapter coming which is compatible with ids and also with forscan so i might wait till this arrives.

 

thanks for your response as i would love to have the sucess that others have had with activating cruise control. in the uk there arent many connects factory built with 5 seats and LWB like mine. i would have bought a higher spec if available but sadly they are difficult to come by.

i use my connect for camping trips and a daily run around so did not want a tourneo and like having no windows in the rear sliding doors.

once again thanks

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i had noted that it  (BBFLY obd lead) reports as elm327 v1.5 which is apparently a sure sign of a clone.

in reviews

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/bbflyOBD-VINT-TT55502-ELM327-modificado-FORScan/dp/B06XJ6GQZX/ref=pd_sbs_263_2/258-0210525-4880758?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B06XJ6GQZX&pd_rd_r=2a413203-28ec-455a-aa58-64e65fe36aea&pd_rd_w=PYxkT&pd_rd_wg=23me0&pf_rd_p=2b420a2f-6593-478e-8b5f-cb43865ff16f&pf_rd_r=RCK7MEM9GTFTVBWY7QCN&psc=1&refRID=RCK7MEM9GTFTVBWY7QCN

 

in the reviews it claims its ok but as i have experienced it throws many errors and dtc's when just one setting is selected.

 

hope this at least helps someone wasting their money like i did.

 

 

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I only made the point about bbfly since there are so many cheap adapters claiming to be "elm327 compatible" and causing lots of issues, but I haven't looked at the Forscan list recently to see what models are on it. Just the name of it sounds like one of those cheap Chinese knock-offs, at least to me. Before buying mine, I had found it on a Forscan discussion on a Focus or Mustang forum and several users had recommended it, so I knew it would work properly, lol. 

 

As for your questions - I used Forscan since I don't have IDS. The ASC was in the same module that CC was in, but it was down towards the bottom of the list - I can't remember which module because it's been awhile. The setting was called either Adaptive Speed Control or Adjustable Speed Control. 

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Hi jrm223

 

it appears you are right about bbfly lead its rubbish. i have heard obdlink mx+ are decent and some people on here have used them. i have a vxdiag on the way so will try that then i suppose if no joy then order either your lead (thanks) or the obdlink mx +.

 

i prefer the wired options but i will use toilet roll if it actually activates my cruise control.

 

Thanks for your help and i will keep this forum updated with my progress.

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9 hours ago, eggman14 said:

bbfly lead its rubbish

 

 

Post a bad review of the item.  Lesave negative seller feedback.  Then contact BBFLY and ask for a refund.

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WELL ALL,

GREAT NEWS - finally got it to turn on and work. thank you for the support from this forum. i had sucess with obdlink mx+

It worked flawlessly with forscan and it gave me many more options within forscan compared to the Crappy ELM clone (bbfly obd)

 

so in short my procedure is this.

 

Replace steering wheel for one with cruise control switch pod 

 

 

Connect to car via whichever adapter ( i strongly recommend the obdlink mx+) which is a bluetooth connection ( i bought a tplink bluetooth dongle from amazon)

 

go to each as built module and start the service procedure ( modules are in the tab with the computer chip down the left hand side)

 

once the service procedure has started back up the as built module you are in (save to file)

 

Exit (stop) the service procedure you are in once backup file is saved and repeat the backup for all As Built modules possible

 

Then click on bcm central configuration and start service procedure

it will prompt about secondary bootloader ( read prompts and follow as instructed.)

 

you will need to change the following 2 settings

 

adjustable speed limiter and cruise control

 

write settings and follow screen prompt to cycle ignition.

 

end service procedure central config bcm (stop Icon)

then check dtc codes for errors and clear as necessary

disconnect from forscan , remove obd dongle and take for a test and see if switches operate.

 

i hope this helps anyone who needs it.

 

i will monitor the post and offer any help where i can and once again thanks everyone who took the time to help or even write anything on this post.

 

 

 

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On 10/8/2019 at 4:51 AM, Fifty150 said:

 

 

Post a bad review of the item.  Lesave negative seller feedback.  Then contact BBFLY and ask for a refund.

i have done this on amazon and strongly recommend not buying clone junk.

 

thanks all

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On 1/30/2016 at 2:57 PM, DonShockley said:

It looks like there's a couple modules in the steering column also.

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is this repair manual available to buy?? cant find much in the uk. normally we have haynes manuals but they havent made one for this generation.

 

thanks

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Good work eggman14. You get bonus points for backing up ALL of your modules. And now you are one more example of why you should buy the recommended (and more expensive) ELM-327 adapter. Now you can leave the MX+ plugged in and use it to read data with your smartphone anytime.

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4 hours ago, eggman14 said:

i have done this on amazon and strongly recommend not buying clone junk.

 

thanks all

You should also be eligible for Amazon A-To-Z Guarantee.

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