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Hello all, 

 

I'm new here, picked up my alphard gen1 facelift from Steve in Southampton a little over a month ago, the first job I did on the car was the cruise control as I was having cramps first time driving back home, I guess I'm not used to driving an automatic yet.

I've learned most things from this forum (thank you! Please search for those in forum) but still i was not willing to strip the black wire and solder although I'm competent I don't want to mess up a main signal wire that's controlling the throttle.. 

I did find another link through this forum to a Japanese page, the guy bought a suitable part coded 75B037 / M6509, that came with the 'white plug' already connected to the main plug, see pic here:

 

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The white plug replaces the one on the stalk. Unplug original, plug this one in, easy. You need to look very carefully at those item pictures on ebay, not all come with the white plug. I managed to order a used corolla one from Lithuania, arrived in a week. 

 

Works perfectly immediately, except an idle speed relearn was needed after disconnecting battery, luckily I was testing at night with no traffic, almost. 

 

Attaching below my eBay purchases, if you need the perfect cap, it was 45186-58020-C. 

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Hi NiC, like you, I had the same experience on a long drive, and one of my first jobs is to fit Cruise Control. I have purchased the stalk switch, but struggling as to why you seem to have purchased another type as well.

 

I found a video on YouTube, which makes it all look really easy, here video

But is that the experience you had or is it different. Like you I'm not keen to start stripping wires.

 

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

 

Steve

 

 

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On 7/14/2022 at 9:02 AM, Stevearty said:

Hi NiC, like you, I had the same experience on a long drive, and one of my first jobs is to fit Cruise Control. I have purchased the stalk switch, but struggling as to why you seem to have purchased another type as well.

 

I found a video on YouTube, which makes it all look really easy, here video

But is that the experience you had or is it different. Like you I'm not keen to start stripping wires.

 

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

 

Steve

 

 

Hi Steve,

 

Sorry for the delay in replying - I didn't get notification of replies after the first reply for some reason.

 

I had a quick look at your video. I think if you have a 20 model this would work as you can simply plug the stalk into an available socket that was there all the time. With a 10 model (which I suspect is what you own), this slot does not exist, it is combined into a black socket that was shared with the volume buttons, on the left hand side of the steering wheel, you'll need to either strip wire to join them as in JAPNUT's very helpful video, or you would be using my method learned from this forum pointing to a japanese webpage, which is to buy a left hand side buttons (75B037 / M6509, I bought from a Lithuanian ebayer) that comes with a socket that you can plug in without stripping wire. Hope this helps!

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