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Ok and to sum up, is my car compatible?
whats the criteria for that?
anyone else with a 2002 done this fitment?
havent got much time to look at it these days probably weekend, we are waiting your progress fireyfella
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If your car has a facelift dash and has the ASR switch by the gear lever then it should be compatible - if you want to be 100% certain then remove the lower steering column cover and check for the white plug.
 
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Ok and to sum up, is my car compatible?
whats the criteria for that?
anyone else with a 2002 done this fitment?
havent got much time to look at it these days probably weekend, we are waiting your progress fireyfella
AHhARrrr.

I will be picking up the parts from Alfa Tomorrow morning, and if it's not raining they will be fitted (Hopefully) 1 hour later.

Obviously I have to allow for time to get home and get the kettle on as it's imperative that before you start any jobs you have a Cup of Tea to study the Leaves, No No No No No I meant to say instruction before getting out the tool box and giving it some.

P.S My Alfa Dealer is also a 45 Min Drive from my house, so you can guess how hard I expect the job to be.

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Well itís done,

I got home at 10:50 this morning and got stuck in straight away, by 11:30 I was back in the house having a Cup of Tea and relishing in my handy work.

This time also includes getting out my tool box, working on it, taking pictures and test driving to make sure it worked.

This has to be one of the easiest and cheapest conversions in the world. I have taken a number of pictures and I will talk you through it step by step.
This is a picture of the parts I ordered. Number provided in earlier thread.
Attachment 34633

Step 1.
Unscrew the 3 self tapers under the lower steering wheel console that are highlighted. (Picture 2)
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Step 2.
Gently prise down the lower column and untuck from around the ignition key area, then place in the garage as you no longer need it. (Picture 3)
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Step 3.
Look for the White plug that is tucked up in the bundle of wires, then untuck and make available to connect. (Picture 4 & 5)
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Step 4.
Unscrew the small self taper that is highlighter on the lower of the indicator stalk. Tip, Turn the steering wheel so that the large space above the airbag is all on the left hand side, this helps to get the screwdriver in. (Picture 5)
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Step 6.
Clip on the Cruise Control Stalk to the small fixing bracket and then screw the self taper back in place, then connect the 2 plugs together. (Picture 6)
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The finished artical is on the next thread as i have used my limit on this one.
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Step 7.
Turn on the ignition to see if it has registered with the ECU (Picture 1)
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Step 8.
Refit the new lower steering column with the 3 self tapers (Picture 2)
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Step 9.
Turn on the ignition again, and confirm that the CC has been recognised (Picture 1)
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Step 10.
Go for a Test Drive
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Hi Fireyfella,
Looks good. BTW what colour is your 156?
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Looks good. BTW what colour is your 156?
Platinum if I was posh, or I just like to call it metallic Silver
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Hummmm

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Must be my screen or my eyes, looked a little bluish.
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CrXp Camera, I took that one with my phone. But it is most definitely Platinum, I meant Silver
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This is a fine thread but my question is will this work on my 2000 156 twinspark 2ltr
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This is a fine thread but my question is will this work on my 2000 156 twinspark 2ltr
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Unfortunately I donít think so, as far as I am aware it will only work if you have the 2002> spec interior.

The same as mine pictured, I believe they only fitted cruise in to the GTA on the 98 - 02 cars so the wiring will not be there on your car. (I Think)

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Platinum it is then.
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Unfortunately I donít think so, as far as I am aware it will only work if you have the 2002> spec interior.

The same as mine pictured, I believe they only fitted cruise in to the GTA on the 98 - 02 cars so the wiring will not be there on your car. (I Think)

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Cruse-control only arrived for the 156 in 2002, which is also when the GTA was released.

It will not fit a pre-2002 156.
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Unfortunately I donít think so, as far as I am aware it will only work if you have the 2002> spec interior.

The same as mine pictured, I believe they only fitted cruise in to the GTA on the 98 - 02 cars so the wiring will not be there on your car. (I Think)

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Thanks for the replys i`m not a happy bunny
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thanks guys, im going to ask to the dealership here in nicosia for the parts u ordered too. my car is a 2002 facelifted veloce so it would be fine. unfortunately i didnt had time to take a look in the weekend, but fortunately i had a great time in a 3 day campaign of eating as much as sausages and meaty cypriot products possible with large amounts of alcohol and zivania came back home and study for my exams Grrr! hope i can steal a day to fix it! oh and thanks for the guide fireyfella u made it a lot easier

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thanks guys, im going to ask to the dealership here in nicosia for the parts u ordered too. my car is a 2002 facelifted veloce so it would be fine. unfortunately i didnt had time to take a look in the weekend, but fortunately i had a great time in a 3 day campaign of eating as much as sausages and meaty cypriot products possible with large amounts of alcohol and zivania came back home and study for my exams Grrr! hope i can steal a day to fix it! oh and thanks for the guide fireyfella u made it a lot easier


Go for it, honestly itís ONLY a 15 Minute job and then you have Cruise Control
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Glad it worked for you then Andy.. How much do you think you'll use it when you're driving about?
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Glad it worked for you then Andy.. How much do you think you'll use it when you're driving about?
Not much at the moment however, thereís a possibility I may be transferred at work to Scarborough so it will come in useful there if it that happens. If it doesnít, I will probably have to start travelling to Tadcaster daily anyway so it will be great on the A64.

Quick job though, plus it gives me some more accessories and gadgets if I ever come to sell her.
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i do 160km everyday monday - friday thats 150km motorway driving.

so fitting cruise control will put a smile on my face
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i do 160km everyday monday - friday thats 150km motorway driving.

so fitting cruise control will put a smile on my face
Yep you defiantly need Cruise Control with that sort of daily travelling.
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GRRRRRR
the lame dealership doesnt have that part number.
ill call again to confirm it and place an order [if its possible] ..

if not, im looking for a good samaritan with a paypal account and free time

*****. the prices..
143 GBP for the stalk and
40something for the cover!

thats why nobody buys Alfa Romeo here lol.

anyone wanna help me out ?
price for both in the UK + postage + 20 quid bonus + Souvla and beer when he comes to Cy for holidays
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thanks

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GRRRRRR
the lame dealership doesnt have that part number.
ill call again to confirm it and place an order [if its possible] ..

if not, im looking for a good samaritan with a paypal account and free time

*****. the prices..
143 GBP for the stalk and
40something for the cover!

thats why nobody buys Alfa Romeo here lol.

anyone wanna help me out ?
price for both in the UK + postage + 20 quid bonus + Souvla and beer when he comes to Cy for holidays
paypal only

thanks

Give me a shout tomorrow, i am only quickly viewing at the moment and off to bed as i've been at work for almost 14Hrs
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