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Old 11-11-2019, 12:36 AM   #1
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Got a good deal on a 2018 Chevy express 2500. however, it doesn't have cruise. The dealer says it can't be retrofitted. Anybody have experience with trying to do this in a 2014-2018 Chev? I would prefer to put a whole new steering column in with the factory controls. Seems like it should just plug in to the harness? I read things saying the aftermarket controls don't work?!??? Anyone?
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Not saying it can't be done, but with all the integrated electronics on today's vehicles, doubt you'll find anyone who will attempt it for a price you're willing to live with. Learn to enjoy the van as is, and remember the great deal you got.
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Not saying it can't be done, but with all the integrated electronics on today's vehicles, doubt you'll find anyone who will attempt it for a price you're willing to live with. Learn to enjoy the van as is, and remember the great deal you got.

I would agree. The vehicle is drive by wire, so all the throttle positions would be PCM controlled, also the cruise, I think. No separate vacuum can and cable any more. It could take a lot of parts, including a new PCM or at least a flash of the program. As Rowibowie said, if it could be done, it likely would be more than you saved by getting a good deal, and may be the reason it was so inexpensive.
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