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Cruise Control for 280GE

I met another Gwagen member Damon in Columbus, Georgia.

He has Cruise Control on his 1986 280GE.

Does anyone know the Part Number for this Cruise Control option ?

Who is the best supplier that I can order it from ?

I would like to add this to my 280GE as well.

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Thanks,

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RE: Cruise Control for 280GE

This is an aftermaket VDO product and should be available through any VDO Dealer. The switch shown is only one option and in my opinion the steering column stalk is more practical in operation and looks more "factory".

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This is an aftermaket VDO product and should be available through any VDO Dealer. The switch shown is only one option and in my opinion the steering column stalk is more practical in operation and looks more "factory".

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RE: Cruise Control for 280GE

Maybe this is the way... ? http://sso-usa.siemensvdo.com/ [;)]
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RE: Cruise Control for 280GE

I installed a Rostra "Global" Cruise control on my 1985 300GD. It is an electronic servo unit that does not use vacuum. It uses a magnetic speed sensor off the driveshaft that I mounted just behind my 5 spd on the short drive shaft between the transmission and the transfer case. I mounted the magnetic pickup unit on a short bracket directly on the rear transmission mount bolt.

The unit uses a cable to operate the throttle and I was able to attach this at the factory throttle bracket at the factory cruise control attach point on top of the engine.

I also slightly modified the control handle wiring in order to use the factory Mercedes steering column mounted control switch to operate the unit (the MBZ "stalk" switch that mounts on the column and has its operating handle on a shaft coming out just above the turn signal control lever). The MBZ switch operates the Rostra unit through a wiring adapter between the switch and the rostra unit.

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I installed a Rostra "Global" Cruise control on my 1985 300GD. It is an electronic servo unit that does not use vacuum. It uses a magnetic speed sensor off the driveshaft that I mounted just behind my 5 spd on the short drive shaft between the transmission and the transfer case. I mounted the magnetic pickup unit on a short bracket directly on the rear transmission mount bolt.

The unit uses a cable to operate the throttle and I was able to attach this at the factory throttle bracket at the factory cruise control attach point on top of the engine.

I also slightly modified the control handle wiring in order to use the factory Mercedes steering column mounted control switch to operate the unit (the MBZ "stalk" switch that mounts on the column and has its operating handle on a shaft coming out just above the turn signal control lever). The MBZ switch operates the Rostra unit through a wiring adapter between the switch and the rostra unit.
Can you provide a photo for your cruise control mechanism by the turn signal control level ?

Where can I order the ROSTRA unit ?

Website ?

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RE: Cruise Control for 280GE

Summit Racing is a supplier- Though there are many and you could probably search for the Rostra Global Cruise control and find a closer source. If you decide to go this route, I can provide the wiring conversion diagram to adapt this unit to the factory Mercedes Control handle.

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=egnsearch.asp&N=400615+314455&a utoview=sku


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Summit Racing is a supplier- Though there are many and you could probably search for the Rostra Global Cruise control and find a closer source. If you decide to go this route, I can provide the wiring conversion diagram to adapt this unit to the factory Mercedes Control handle.

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=egnsearch.asp&N=400615+314455&a utoview=sku
Yes, can you please provide the wiring diagram to adapt the unit to the factory Control Handle.

On my 280GE, I dont have the Mercedes Control Handle (Cruise Control) do I need to purchase it to use the Rostra Global control ?

Also how long have you had your Rostra Global control ? what are you pro's and con's to the system.


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RE: Cruise Control for 280GE

I'll put up a diagram in a few days.--

I have had the system for 3 years. No problems. It is electronic based and as such, it does not use vacuum, so it provides a full throttle response.

You will need to add the factory cruise control "stalk" switch. This is a standard switch which fits both G's and was also used in many of the late 1970's through the middle 1980's cars such as the "123" chassis (ex - 280E, 300D). I recommend getting a switch from a car dismantler which saves cost as compared with buying a new switch from the dealer. Get the two switch attaching screws as they are a bit longer than the screws currently in your steering column.

The stalk switch wiring harness ends in a rectangular shaped electrical plug. It helps to also get the other side of the plug from the car the switch came out of along with a few inches of wiring from this other end to use to connect to.

Your steering column was designed to fit this switch and it installs right on the factory location using the same mounting location that is currently used to attach your turn signal switch.

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I'll put up a diagram in a few days.--

I have had the system for 3 years. No problems. It is electronic based and as such, it does not use vacuum, so it provides a full throttle response.

You will need to add the factory cruise control "stalk" switch. This is a standard switch which fits both G's and was also used in many of the late 1970's through the middle 1980's cars such as the "123" chassis (ex - 280E, 300D). I recommend getting a switch from a car dismantler which saves cost as compared with buying a new switch from the dealer. Get the two switch attaching screws as they are a bit longer than the screws currently in your steering column.

The stalk switch wiring harness ends in a rectangular shaped electrical plug. It helps to also get the other side of the plug from the car the switch came out of along with a few inches of wiring from this other end to use to connect to.

Your steering column was designed to fit this switch and it installs right on the factory location using the same mounting location that is currently used to attach your turn signal switch.


Rik,

I just purchased the Rostra Global Cruise Control for my 280GE, and waiting for delivery.

Thanks for the information that you provided and looking forward to getting the diagram you are providing.

Once I install it, I will post a photo of it on my 280GE.

Best Regards,

Van

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