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Far as i know, cruise can only be fitted to facelift interior 156's from around an 03 reg onwards from what ive read in these forums.
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that's not correct, there are some older ECU's that DO support CC but where the car is not prepared.
Will try to find a list for you, lot of people from the alfaromeo156club.nl have tried it
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This is a 51 plate 147 NOT a 156.
Are both steering wheel radio control and cruise control a simple retro fit?
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This is a 51 plate 147 NOT a 156.
Are both steering wheel radio control and cruise control a simple retro fit?
I'm pretty sure they're not going to be so easy to retro fit as cruise is on a 156. I think the best way to check would be to take out the radio and see if the wiring for the radio buttons is there or not. If they're there then you're in luck, but you'll still need to change the steering wheel and clock spring. If you are going that far into it then it would be easier to fit cruise by replacing the complete stalk module rather than trying to attach the cruise stalk to your existing one which is a bit more tricky on a 147 than it is on a 156.

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it is possible with not so much effort, you will need a different clockspring but it ain't hard to do.
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I just bought a 2003 03 156 1.9 JTD Turismo SportsWagon any thoughts if this will work before I take a screwdriver to my new car ... If so can anyone advise where to get the revamp control stalk and cowl from with correct part numbers as even though ive read the thread there are so many part numbers mentioned I'm a little lost
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You probably do, but remove the lower steering column shroud (3 screws, 15 seconds) and look for the white rectangular connector. If it's there, you're good to go.
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look good cause they tent to hide the damn cable
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I just bought a 2003 03 156 1.9 JTD Turismo SportsWagon any thoughts if this will work before I take a screwdriver to my new car ... If so can anyone advise where to get the revamp control stalk and cowl from with correct part numbers as even though ive read the thread there are so many part numbers mentioned I'm a little lost
You need the stalk and the lower cowel with the cutout for the stalk. You can get them second hand from somewhere like autolusso or buy new from alfa. It's only about 100 for the brand new parts all in.
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yeah it was a stealer. 129 in all

stalk 0156047955
cowl 156034454
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^I'm back, still not done this! I used those part numbers with a dealer, prices quoted (SGT Taplow, Maidenhead)

stalk A0156047955 101.82 +vat (122.18...)
cowl A0156034454 16.59 +vat (19.91...?)

so they want 142.8 all in

finally going to do it - taken me 5years...

*tried these part numbers with an ex dealer - he said they arent alfa numbers...! he wanted codes starting 735xxxxxx which I think is older part numbers?

these are 156 part numbers... my name gives it away but still - helps in the post.

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maybe prices have gone up in the last few weeks lol.

them codes worked fine for me, ordered over phone from desira at bury st edmunds
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^having just re read the whole thread(!) the prices I am quoted are always more than you guys!
I don't sound like David Cameron on the phone...?!
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I will try to contact Donalds alfa and Autolusso when I'm next awake during the day.
Autolusso site shows both parts delivered for 123! I can afford that, barely... still wish I did it when it was 50!
*these are 156 prices I am quoting

**I've just ordered from autolusso! delivery should be tomorrow apparently, but more likely Monday! thats 130 spent... oh, 7 was for a new washer jet. 7?! shocking! just the one jet!

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it'll be the best 130 ish you'll ever spend on your car. saves a fortune on fuel economy aswell
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Sorry guys I need a little help. Parts arrived today, but no screws!
I have no clue what sizes to use or where to get them
And the parts came almost a week late, annoying... but at least I have them

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Ah. Now this is the tricky bit. I just used screws I had in my draw of screws from various cars so can't tell you. They'll be something really small like M1.5 x 10 or M2 x 10. Can't be 100% there
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Ah thanks a lot, I don't work on cars so don't have anything small enough :-(
Man its going to be a couple days before I can find some!

*EDIT, silly me, the front screw was already present.
In the dark I couldn't really see or feel the back screw and it was secure with just the one and the 'hook' above.
I must confess it took me almost an hour... don't do work in the dark. or in below zero temp - makes it hard to use your hands to feel things!

1 last question before I try to find instructions of how it works... Why was there a bracket on the white plug connector for the stalk? I couldn't find where it would attach, as it was simply too dark.

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Bought the stalk and bottom cowl ... this weekend I will fit them ...
 
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why wait till then mate, 5-10 mins work
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I'm lazy .... and dont have time during day light hours ... anyway .. I have wanted the parts for a while and a few days wont hurt ...
 
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I don't blame you waiting for daylight. I fitted mine in the dark and ended up not securing it properly. Re-did it in the daylight and made a much better job of it.
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wait for daylight! took me an hour... should really be 10mins at most.
and not in very cold temp as I had a hard time feeling my way around...

is worth it, I waited 5yrs and the price went up almost 100! wait any longer and who knows the cost!
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This is one of my jobs ahead of my summer holiday drive to Wales - cruise is just one of the very best facilities on any hire car I get to drive. Can't wait to get it on my 156.
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I too have waited for a while to get this done. the parts cost 100 +vat for the bottom cowl and stalk its self.. they have been sat in my desk at work all week ..
 
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