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Alfa 147 electric window controls

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I just had my driver side door handle replaced, when I got the car back the controls for the electric windows and mirrors was broken.

The mechanic said that it was because it wasn't the first time the inside door panel (card?) had been taken off, so when they opened it, everything just spilled out and I'd likely have to get a replacement part.

It's like the buttons aren't connected to anything, or maybe the mechanic just shoved it all together and didn't' give a **** about damage.

Either way I have a problem now, I don't know what to look for to even try to find replacement bits.

Edit: They want me to get a new one of these
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You'll pay that for a new one but specialists who break cars will have a good used unit. Here's one on ebay for a 147 (without electric rear windows), sure it's a different part number but genuine second hand parts will cost a lot less.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-147-W...3D122143019034

Give Autolusso a call or EBSpares, I'm sure they'll be able to help you.

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That one on ebay, different part number, but it looks exactly like the one I need.

Any drama with hooking electrics on these? When I did a search for the topic I found some stuff that talked about proxies and things I know nothing about
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I changed a faulty switch unit on my 147 without having to do proxy alignment, although some people say its necessary. If your mileage indicator flashes after switch replacement then it needs doing - anyone with MultiECUscan wil be able to do it.

My guess is that the garage who did your handle didn't notice the small phillips screw below the switch - its some distance away and its easy to think it doesn't secure the switch, although it does......ask me how I know

If you are anywhere around Lancashire I should have a spare unit you could try

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Really appreciate that mate, but I'm a good 300 mile away; I should stick that in my profile.

There is something of an alfa specialist about half an hour away from me (someone here recommended him), but I might have made the mistake of taking it to the "best mechanics in the town", thinking I could save time since there is a train station nearby and I can't hang about getting to work.

I need a timing belt and service, some electrical work too, so if I'm gonna be handing over cash for that I may as well get them to put a new switch in (ordered that one off ebay). At least I can try to keep the bill as low as possible.

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Seriously, based on what you've told us and the "diagnosis" by rgwm, I'd not let them at a timing belt.
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Just an update.

That 30 job off ebay works perfectly, cheers for the find Baxter.
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Just an update.

That 30 job off ebay works perfectly, cheers for the find Baxter.
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