Many thanks to everyone here on alfaowner.com
My fiancee owns a Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTDm, and over the past couple of weeks has suffered one or to problems with it.
The clutch pedal fell off whilst she was driving on the fast lane of the M1 motorway, the reverse sensors packed up, the reverse light stopped working and cruise control was know where to be seen. The AA Kindly recovered her and carried out a temporary fix on the clutch pedal, but that's where all good will ended.
I spoke to Alfa who referred me to my nearest Alfa repairer/dealer, but because the recall for the dodgy clutch pin had been carried out, they wanted £60.00 just to look at the clutch pedal, not to mention fixing it and all the other faults.
That's where alfaowner.coms comes into play. I joined this morning, read the related threads, and had all the above faults fixed within 90 minutes.
For all you GT owners out there with the same issues, here's the cause and actions for the above faults:
The clutch pedal fell off again, after the safety recall because the fixing pin and washer that keep the clutch pedal together had snapped and fallen off once again. It took just a few minutes to replace these components after locating a replacement washer and cotterpin in my garage. The cotterpin only needs to be 2 or 3 millimeters in diameter and slots through the clutch pin, holding the washer on.
Because the clutch pedal had broken off, it had somehow taken out the cruise control disengage switch that is located above the clutch pedal. Without this switch, your cruise control will not engage. It's a white coloured switch with a small spring loaded push rod towards its base. This switch needs to be pushed up against the clutch pedal plate, and if not, your cruise will not work. Simply by fully depressing the repaired clutch pedal, whilst using long nose pliers, carefully pull out the switches spring loaded push rod. It is quite difficult as your working area is very confined, and the push rod needs a very firm pull to pull it out one notch. It doesn't seem to want to pull out any further at first, but eventually you'll here it click..... Release your clutch pedal, and that's your cruise control is sorted. But it did take a couple of key turns and a drive to get the cruise control light to come back on the dash board. Please be aware of that!
The reversing sensors and reverse light issues were both related. It's a dodgy wire on the reverse switch, that is located in your engine bay, on the gear box, beneath the battery tray. You need to disconnect and remove the car battery (no car codes or stereo codes will be lost), remove the plastic battery tray, and hopefully you'll just about see the connector with two wires coming out of it on top of the gearbox housing. These two wires are connected to the reverse switch inside the gearbox case and feed both the reverse sensors and reversing light. In my case, one of these wires had snapped off. I just re-soldered the wire and resealed the soldered joint. Jobs a good 'en.
Put everything back together, and all the above worked.