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Cheers mate.

Donít forget to let us know after the fitment if it was straight fit in your case or if you had any problems.
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Ive ordered the stalk and cowl for my 156....guess what the stalk ETA at the stealer is MAY !
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Woah - Its quicker to get it into South Africa!!!!
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thanks for the info. the cruise control works perfect in my 147 1.6 turismo. only problem is i really cant see where to screw the stalk to as it seems its on a way of something. anyone care to clarify a thicko?
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any luck with the screw?
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Right I bought the cruise stalk and lower column shroud for my facelift 156 and fitted it last night.......It doesnt work !

I know CJ has retro-fitted it to his 147 and by just plugging it in got it to work.

http://forum.alfa156.net/forum/forum...cruise+control

Just wondering if eper will show all cruise components ?

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IT WORKS.....wahay...cruise for £63

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What did you do to get it working and is your car the interior facelift or is it the full exterior facelift
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So does anyone know what is needed for a pre facelift 156 to be fitted with cruise control or is it a bit too much ?
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Apparently cant be done on pre interior facelift 156's as the wiring etc isnt there.
Themole...my car is full exterior facelift 54 plate.
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I've just bought a 2003 156 TS Lusso.

I have no idea what is pre or post face lift, can anyone tell me if my car will have the wiring that will allow me to fit my own cruise control?

I do have the info centre on my dash and the climate control with the red led displays in them.

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Toshlad - it should work on your car.

Take the lower cover off the steering column and look on the left hand side for a white plug with nothing connected - thats the cruise connection.
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Had a chat with an Alfa dealer today and he assured me that it would not be possible.
However I went outside and unscrewed the cowling and found a white connector that isnít attached to anything. Would this be the connector that I would connect the stalk to? Where would you get a working stalk from without paying Alfa £200 for the three stalk set?
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Order the actual part numbers for the individual part (posted earlier in this thread). Dealer said the same to me - but he was wrong.
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i have an odd car, 156 Turismo registered june 02
interior facelift but i have only seen 03/53 with face lift interiors bar my old car.
it has momo leather interior but manual windows in the back!
its on the edge of not being able to do it.

If I have the guts i might have a look under my wheel for this wiring.
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I have a 03 reg interior (only) facelift 1.9JTD Sportwagon (turismo.. only front power windows, not rear).

ordered the cowl and stalk using the part numbers given (thanks) in this thread;

Control Stalk part no. 156047955
Lower steeling column Cowel part no. 156034454

... all delivered inside 3days from SGT for £67.01incl VAT

plugged it in.. drove car - nothing.
turned off car.. turned on car.. and it works

nice mod, i like cruise control and use it all the time.. thanks to everybody concerened
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Hi guys, i have a 147 05 plate, it hasn't got CC, i will be trying the retro fit :-)

Do you know if the 147's have auto lights?
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No auto lights on 147's I'm afraid, mine has auto wipers and auto demist though - the mirror looks like a Xmas tree!

Good luck with the stalk - it usually works, if not the clutch switch is usually the fault
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Thanks

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Ordered mine today for our 2003 interior facelift 156 2.4 jtd veloce. Should be here next Wed. Fingers crossed!!!

Update - arrived on alloted day from mangoletsi and was 'plug 'n' play' stuff of dreams! Worked without a hitch. Note that the management system does not recognise it the first time you crank ignition, but second time, there it is, cruise control in business :-)
I used a coping saw to create a suitable notch in the lower steering wheel cover.

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Excellent - I'll be trying this... just picked up an 04 JTD Turismo (8v) - hopefully has the electronic connector
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So. With my facelift 156 JTS, can I simply order the two parts, fit & away you go

Does the light on the dash come on to show crusie is engaged??

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Once fitted, and you have turned the ignition on and off, it all works perfectly on next start-up including the display light
There is already one screw on the column and I used that to hold the cruise control stalk in place on it's own. It is solid (and just as well because the other screw hole looks like a b@tch to access).
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Excellent. Willorder the two bits when I'm back in work
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sorry for bumping,
2002 interior facelift 156 1.6 built Feb-June 02 (found receipt tied to a wire inside the dashboard)

I had a look at the pedals and have the brown socket,
had a look at the steering column, i have the connector plug,

but i cant understand where the stalk would be screwed in - looking at the images it has a long foot which winds round behind the indicator staks?
can someone tell me where to look so I know it will fit before I buy?
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