Enhance Your Long Drives: Aftermarket Cruise Control Install in a 2015 Toyota Landcruiser

Upgrading a 2015 Toyota Landcruiser with aftermarket cruise control.

For those who frequently tackle long journeys, cruise control is an invaluable feature. It not only reduces fatigue and improves fuel efficiency, but also helps maintain consistent speeds for safer and more relaxed driving.

The Benefits of Cruise Control:
  • Reduced Driver Fatigue: Long commutes can take a toll. Cruise control allows you to rest your leg, minimising strain and promoting a more comfortable driving experience.
  • Improved Fuel Economy: Maintaining a steady speed is generally more fuel-efficient than constantly adjusting your acceleration.
  • Enhanced Safety: Cruise control helps prevent unintentional speeding, particularly on long stretches of highway where it’s easy to lose track of your speed limit.
  • Relaxed Driving Experience: On suitable roads, cruise control frees you from the mental strain of maintaining speed, allowing you to focus more on steering and situational awareness.
  • Reduced Risk of Speeding Fines: Stay within the legal limit and avoid costly citations.
Before You Install:

While cruise control offers numerous advantages, it’s important to consider its limitations:

  • Limited Use: Cruise control isn’t ideal for stop-and-go traffic, curvy roads, or adverse weather conditions.
  • Driver Awareness Remains Crucial: Cruise control is a convenience, not an autopilot. Drivers must stay alert and prepared to take immediate control whenever necessary.
The Installation Process:

Here’s a simplified overview of the steps involved that our team completed for this install:

1.Location Assessment: Determining the optimal placement for the cruise control lever ensures ease of use and driver comfort.

Installing an aftermarket cruise control kit on a 2015 Toyota Landcruiser.

A closer look at the cruise control stalk switch

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Testing the location of the cruise control

2. Steering Column Work: Removing steering column covers allows for proper installation of the cruise control stalk.

3. Module and Stalk Placement: The cruise control module is positioned behind the driver’s side dashboard, while the stalk is carefully integrated into the steering wheel.

4. Wiring: The system is wired to the appropriate vehicle’s electrical circuits

5. Reassembly and Testing: After reassembling the steering column covers, the team performs a thorough test drive to ensure all cruise control functions operate flawlessly.

Considering Aftermarket Cruise Control?

If your car lacks factory-installed cruise control and you’d like to experience the benefits it offers, contact the team Sandgate Auto Electrics and Automotive. Our team of experienced technicians will professionally install an aftermarket cruise control system on your vehicle, enhancing your long drives for years to come.

If you have a vehicle that is not fitted with cruise control and would like an after-market kit installed give the team at Sandgate Auto Electrics and Automotive a call.

If you have any concerns, reach out to the team at Sandgate Auto Electrics:

☎️ 07 3269 3158

📍113 Connaught Street, Sandgate

✉️ mail@saeac.com.au

Aftermarket Cruise Control FAQs

Aftermarket cruise control is a system that can be added to a car that doesn’t already have it. It allows you to maintain a constant speed on the highway without having to keep your foot on the accelerator pedal.

Benefits of aftermarket cruise control:

  • Reduced driver fatigue on long trips
  • Improved fuel economy by maintaining a steady speed
  • More relaxed driving experience

Types of aftermarket cruise control:

There are two main types of aftermarket cruise control:

  • Vacuum actuator: This type uses the car’s existing vacuum system to control the throttle. It’s typically used for older vehicles.
  • Drive-by-wire: This type uses electronic signals to control the throttle. It’s necessary for newer vehicles that don’t have a traditional throttle cable.

Most cars can be equipped with aftermarket cruise control. However, it’s important to check with a qualified installer to ensure compatibility with your specific vehicle’s make, model, and year.

Aftermarket cruise control installation can vary in difficulty depending on the type of system and your car. Some kits are designed for easy DIY installation, while others require professional installation.

The cost of aftermarket cruise control can vary depending on the type of system, your car, and the installer.  Prices typically range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars.

Aftermarket cruise control systems are required to meet safety standards. However, it’s important to use cruise control responsibly and be aware of its limitations.  For example, cruise control should not be used in bad weather conditions or on roads with heavy traffic.

Aftermarket cruise control kits can be purchased from auto parts stores, online retailers, and car audio specialists.

The manufacturer recommends installation by a Professional Installer or Dealership Technician.