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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-06-2016, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I apologize if this is in the wrong spot, Im pretty new to the forum posting world.

I have an 08 Cobalt LT, crank windows, stick, none of the fixings. After I purchased the car I decided that it had to have cruise control. I looked up all sorts of different forum posts for info on the cruise control and am confident that I have hooked up everything correctly. The steering wheel came from an 08 HHR, and the cruise button was replaced just to make it look better (No missing paint etc.). The wires tap into the radio (That works fine) and into the correct pin on the BCM.

I took it to the dealer and they said there wasn't any option on the Tech 2 to turn it on, but he was kind enough to offer to keep trying if I brought in some instructions. I went home and printed off the general ones that say to build the car and select cruise as an existing option. When I was at the dealer today we sat there and worked through the instructions but there was no option to do module replacement/setup. We decided that BCM was possibly the correct option, selected that, and then another option on that submenu that I cannot recall for the life of me. The only option it showed was to select tire size, and thats where our quest ended. Im kind of stumped on this one, and have not been able to find any more info on sub-menu's of the tech 2.

Im so close!!!!!! Any help is greatly appreciated,

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You've come to the right place.

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ele...e-control.html
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So coby your saying its not possible and to just put an aftermarket one on/eat the cost of the steering wheel and other parts?

---------- Post added at 01:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:46 AM ----------

GAH! Let me eat my words on that one, didn't see the tech 2 screenshots on that...... -_-
However, like I said it only had options for tire size. Also come to think of it the pictures from "vehicle identification" to "body control module" appear to be different. Could that be because the tech 2 needed a software update, or the difference in an 07(pictured) to an 08 (mine)?
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When the tire size menu comes up just say yes, just say yes to all until you come to the cruise menu then just highlight cruise enable and press save.

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It seems we were so close but so far! Ill call the mechanic tomorrow and see what I can do. Thank you!
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The TechII is old technology, it doesn't have drop-down menus. It has menus within menus so you have to keep going. You were almost there, sometimes Yes doesn't seem to be the right answer to continue but there's no other answer.

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Okay went through the motions this morning for you.


Say yes but the button under the highlighted YES and not the yes button.



Press ''ENTER'' to continue



Say yes but again the button under the highlighted YES and not the yes button



Press the button under the highlighted ''Continue''



You made it to here yesterday Press the button under the highlighted ''Save Options''



Press the button under the highlighted ''Continue''




Press the button under the highlighted ''Save Options''



Press the button under the highlighted ''Continue''



Press the button under the highlighted ''Save Options''



Press the button under the highlighted ''Continue''



And voilą, use the up down arrow to highlight cruise,then press the enter button then press the button under the highlighted ''Save Options''



You will get and asterixis beside cruise when selected to be enabled.

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Once again Coby is CORRECT!!! I just had my 2009 done using similar instructions which I printed out for the dealer. They swore up and down it WOULD not work, there fore they didn't want to try.

My dad used to work there and retired about 15 yrs back..... So when we told a guy he trained as an apprentice to give it a go and I would PAY them for half hour of time even if it didn't work. He agreed to try.

Took less than 5 minutes including driving the car into the bay and hooking up the TechII.

I said to the mechanic I should charge you guys for showing you folks how it is done, as pretty much the same thing can be done to a lot of GM drive by wire models.

A puller who worked at the yard where I got my leather wheel just did the same thing on his Cruze..... The counter guy was saying I needed the wiring, and servos blah blah blah. I laughed and said good luck finding a servo on 2009 Cobalt if you do I will buy it... and we got into a bit of an argument LOL. Then the puller came in and explained how simple it was. I was thankful as that was the only yard within quite a few miles that had a leather wheel with both radio and cruise buttons for under 50.00 bucks.
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Thanks for the pat on the back, always nice to feel appreciated.
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So folks,
Daughters 05 has gone to Cobalt heaven l
I think it was a blond thing about catching a parked car at 50mph. She said she saw the passanger air bag take out the windshield.
Any way, she's well and now using a 98 Buick till something better happens. So... On to the subject...

Just purchased an 08 LS 5 speed and wish to get cusie controll for it,
1: Other than the steering wheel with the controls. ( what years work and modles will fit). and
2: Colby7's detailed Tech2 instructions
What ther parts are needed? Now back to my Colbalt digging.

And again to all. Thanks for the posts.
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