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I would like to do this too. So as I understand it, all I really need is the stalk control (rare on 156, but fairly common on 147's) and hey presto. BTW can't open any of the attachements above . . . .
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I would like to do this too. So as I understand it, all I really need is the stalk control (rare on 156, but fairly common on 147's) and hey presto. BTW can't open any of the attachements above . . . .
You will need the stalk and also the lower cowl or you could just cut and file out the place where the stalk goes. Although its a very tidy job if you get the cowl and it is only £9.18 + VAT

But you will have to make sure that your car has the correct fitments on the pedals and in the steering column.(As Pictured)

Again the Part Numbers and Alfa Descriptions as per my receipt.

156047955 – Control - £55.32 + VAT
156034454 – Protection - £9.18 + VAT

As for the attachments, they work when I view it so you may have to ask the Tech Guys, or you could submit a PM to me with your details and I will send you then as full size images.

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Hi there

Thanks for your reply. I have the same car as you (post facelift 2.0JTS veloce) so am pretty sure it will fit just fine. If you could send me the details of how to do this it would be appreciated. Looking at the prices you paid thats fab. Iwas quoted £64.00 in vat and delivery today from a scrappy for just the stalk!!!! Might just take it up for ease of effort though.
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Thanks for your reply. I have the same car as you (post facelift 2.0JTS veloce) so am pretty sure it will fit just fine. If you could send me the details of how to do this it would be appreciated. Looking at the prices you paid thats fab. Iwas quoted £64.00 in vat and delivery today from a scrappy for just the stalk!!!! Might just take it up for ease of effort though.
Anyway - thanks for your help and best regards
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PS tried to PM you but not accepting so just posted in the forum can be e-mailed on stevenscottuk at yahoo.co.uk
I will send you the pictures A.S.A.P
Also I have had other try to PM me and it NOT work, Why do you think this is happening ? Can Anyone Help?
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Cheers. Much appreciated. What do you think of £64.00 then? Worth a barter????
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Cheers. Much appreciated. What do you think of £64.00 then? Worth a barter????


Pictures and instructions on there way. £64.00 is a lot of dosh if it is faulty when you get it.

Use the part numbers provided and phone your dealer and pay by Visa or something similar then ask them to post the parts to you.

It should only cost about an extra £30.00 ish for both bits 'Brand New' delivered. Give it a go
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You will need the stalk and also the lower cowl or you could just cut and file out the place where the stalk goes. Although its a very tidy job if you get the cowl and it is only £9.18 + VAT

But you will have to make sure that your car has the correct fitments on the pedals and in the steering column.(As Pictured)

Again the Part Numbers and Alfa Descriptions as per my receipt.

156047955 – Control - £55.32 + VAT
156034454 – Protection - £9.18 + VAT

As for the attachments, they work when I view it so you may have to ask the Tech Guys, or you could submit a PM to me with your details and I will send you then as full size images.
cheers for the info

i have posted before on this but i have the 2.5 V6 with the facelift interior will the ECU Still allow me to attach Cruise Control.

i mistakenly also brought a CC Stork from a 147 and the connector doesn’t fit anything that is visible it also screws into the back of the indicator unit
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If you end up selling the stalk could you PM me .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Well, finally got me parts through today and managed to fit the stalk with no problems at all. But... it don't work. I've tried the switch on/off thing, but I still don't get any sort of green indicator in the panel on the dash...

I've even taken the car out for a drive, but still nothing. Is there a fuse that's just for the face-lifted cars? Mine's a 55 so one of the very later models, surely Alfa didn't remove something did they???
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According to my handbook, there is a 10A fuse specifically for the cruise control - may be worth checking that.
Let us know how you get on as I have my parts on order also.
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Check the clutch pedal - there is a switch on it which is used to de-activate the cruise control when you press the clutch. If the switch isn't aligned properly then it will think the clutch pedal is pressed.

Have you tried to use it even though the green light isn't on? - my green light didn't work right away, but the cruise did work.
 
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Definately doesn't work... I tried messing about with it this morning on the way to work, but nothing happens... I look in the Alfa manual last night but couldn't see anything that gave me a location of a fuse specifically for the CC. Looks like I'll have to check the clutch as well.

Where abouts is this switch? Is it around the top of the pedal level, or it is near the bottom on the back of the pedal???
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I'll check tonight but I seem to recall the it is fuse 13 (on Figure 69).
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I'll check tonight but I seem to recall the it is fuse 13 (on Figure 69).
Is that one the main box, or the smaller one?
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I think it was the one in the drivers "leg compartment" - I will check tonight
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Sorted it...
Went to check the car a few minutes ago. I thought I'd give it one more try this time before checking the fuses... and for some reason this time the indicator on the dash came on. Tried it a couple more times and it seems to be working fine now... Best £200 saving I've ever had on a car...
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Good stuff!

Mangaletsi have just phoned to say my parts have arrived so will be picking them up this afternoon.
Fingers crossed mine goes in ok too - maybe it takes a while for it to register with the ECU?
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Strange how it worked all of a sudden! Thats Alfa's for you I guess. glad you got it working
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Result - just fitted mine and works great. Had to start/stop engine and then dashboard light appeared.
I was a little confused at first as on the 147 the dashboard light only illuminates when the cruise control is "active" i.e. actively controlling your speed, whereas on the 156 the light seems to be on whenever the stalk is in the ON position, regardless of whether speed is being controlled or not.

Anyway, glad to have cruise again.

Hammered - for future info - on page 238 of my 167 manual, there is a chart stating that fuse 13 in figure 69 is "Cruise Control (optional)". Figure 69 is on page 236, and covers the fusebox under the dashboard next to the steering column.

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Hi from Spain!

I've got an Alfa 147 Limited Edition 2005 (Impression finish with some extras) but it hasn't got neither VDC nor ASR (what a pity!)

Yesterday I was looking in the pedals zone and I saw the pedal sensor, perhaps this weekend I will take a look to see if It has too the white connector.

When I turn on the engine, on my display appears the green light, so I think that if appears the green list must mean that this car model supports cruise control, don't you think so?

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I've checked it , and I don't have the white connector

By the way , I've found the electrical scheme for the cruise control in an alfa 147 jtd 115cv. Does anybody know if it's the same for the twin sparks??

http://www.shizoprenic.altervista.or...%20Control.jpg

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Thanks to themole for the 147 cc stalk.

All fitted :-)
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Hi all, I’ve just fitted and tested the cruise control to my 156 1.9 JTD using the part numbers as suggested by Fireyfella above.

No real problems with fitting, the cowl can be a pain to re-fit and align but this is just trial and error.

This must be one of the best upgrades available for Alfas, I’m very impressed.

Even the dealer (EMG Cambridge) were quick and easy to deal with. They promised to phone me back when the parts arrived and did so.
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can anyone check if a stalk from a 2.5 will do the trick on my 1.6?
i think we have a winnerrrrrrr
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Strange how it worked all of a sudden! Thats Alfa's for you I guess. glad you got it working
mine did exactly the same thing when i fitted it.. plugged and screwed it all in, took her for a drive.. and nothing.

Went to bed, drove to work the next day and it all came to life . Perhaps the ECU needs to reboot after finding the device ?
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