mwahlgreen
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Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Tue May 25, 2021 1:36 am

Hey guys

I want to install cruise control in my car.
I bought a clock spring that does not full fill my needs.

So, which one to buy that fits?

I tried to follow parts of this instruction:
https://iserv.nl/files/pics/imiev/arduino/Steering%20wheel%20controls%20for%20the%20Mitsubishi%20i-MiEV.htm
(Without adding the Arduino!)

I have read this, http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2853 over and over. I did not get any smarter.

I found this, https://www.mitsubishipartswarehouse.com/oem-parts/mitsubishi-clock-spring-8619a018, however the connector for the airbag is not the same.

I have the buttons installed in the steering wheel and I bought the AP400C, which I plan to install shortly.
Thread on Cruise Control, http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=384&hilit=cruise+control

Please can anyone help my quest for cruise control...

mwahlgreen
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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Tue May 25, 2021 1:48 am

Some pictures from my car and the original part:
http://www.imgur.com/a/6JrXqaM

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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Tue May 25, 2021 5:28 am

Did your car steering wheel have the radio buttons on the Left, and you added the Cruise Control buttons on the Right?

From your photos it appears that your clock spring was not populated for radio and CC. Maybe a US version of the CS from an SE would provide the moving side and you would need to get a connector and terminals to wire up the stationary side?

pulled the covers off and it appears that the 2012 USA version ClockSpring (CS) has 10 channels--on the stationary side 4 are dedicated to the SRS/airbag with a separate yellow connector and yellow wires. The remaining 6 go thru a white connector, but only 4 of those were populated:
pin 1, blue wire, this is the signal return (-) for the left thumb radio and phone buttons, designated REM-.
pin 2, no wire populated, but the CS pin connects to the cruise control switch connector on the right thumb.
pin 3, same as pin 2.
pin 4, gray wire, this is the button-Illumination power supply for the LEDs, designated Ill+
pin 5, green wire, this is the signal (+) for the left thumb radio and phone buttons, designated REM+
pin 6, white wire, is +12V all the time, routed to the Horn button.

On the moving side (steering wheel) of the CS, there are two 5-pin connectors, one carries the 4 SRS wires plus the Horn, the other has one wire for Illumination, a pair for the Radio/Phone, and a pair for the Cruise Control.
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mwahlgreen
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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Fri May 28, 2021 10:40 am

Thank you kiev for answering.

I had no buttons to begin with.

I would indeed need a US clock spring or a clock spring meant for one of the other car models of cars that fits with cruise control for it to work, however I do not know the part number for the clock spring WITH cruise control.

When the clock spring is mounted I will have to populate the stationary side myself, which I see as no hard obstacle, since I have the wiring for the cruise control and/or the radio control somewhere else in this forum.

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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:46 am

Hey KIEV

Thanks for the update.

Yes I read the same thing.

But I am still lost on the part number.
Yes I properly buy one on ebay from the US, however that is even more expensive than ordering one from the factory. If I just had the part number I could do wonders.

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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:48 am

Any change I could get a photo of the sticker on the side of a US model. If that number is not just the serial number I might have something to work on.

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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:28 pm

Electrical parts for the miev usually have a part number beginning with "9499", e.g. 9499C641, but the clock spring has a different prefix.

Do you see any number such as that on your CS?

Can that white label be seen from underneath the dash, or how much must be removed to see it?
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mwahlgreen
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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:19 am

Sadly you will have to take the steering wheel of, to be able to see the sticker

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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:20 am

It seems this is it:
https://ingenext.ca/products/mitsubishi ... r-8619a018

And that I need to make a modification to the connector for the airbag or buy some kind of wireharness to convert the connectors for the airbag.

Or I need another type of airbag
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mwahlgreen
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Re: Clock spring for cruise control buttons in the steering wheel

Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:30 am

Something similar to this:
https://www.autopartsapi.com/eEuroparts ... 7a6428.jpg
(Here for a Mercedes Benz)

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