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A set of front mudflaps will help enormously with crud on the rear wheel arches. The genuine ones don't look out of place either. Failing that a good covering in helicopter tape.
Just fitted some today as per advice here, dont look too bad, hopefully keep stones off doors as lowered and spaced on 16mm eibachs a few weeks ago and a few chips have recently appeared.

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Updated my website from my antics today www.darranna.jigsy.com
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I gave my liver a day off today and went into OCD mode instead. Put the car up on axle stands and cleaned all the brake/suspension components. It's the first time I've had a proper look behind the scenes and was really impressed; decent aluminium castings and a well thought-out layout....... I like my 159!
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Got up early as a friend was collecting a 164 gearbox which meant moving the Stratos. Last blast of the year if the weather forecast is to be believed.

Then spent a couple of happy hours washing the 159, leathering it dry, waxed it, cleaned the glass inside and out, rainex'ed it and stood back and smiled.

Then I ripped a few bits of the dash, A pillar covers, roof lamp/sunroof controls and sun visors to route a microphone in, pulled the Sat Nav out, unplugged the multidisc cable and fitted a Loudlink CD emulator/bluetooth unit in the glovebox before putting it all back together and (eventually) working out how the damn thing works! It does! Happy days.

It'll rain tomorrow. Or the pigeons will fly over.

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Didn't do anything to it, however received some subtle cosmetic bits I ordered just before Christmas through the post today relating to the work that will be done in just under a month all being good. Also ordered some more little bits today.
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Then I ripped a few bits of the dash, A pillar covers, roof lamp/sunroof controls and sun visors to route a microphone in, pulled the Sat Nav out, unplugged the multidisc cable and fitted a Loudlink CD emulator/bluetooth unit in the glovebox before putting it all back together and (eventually) working out how the damn thing works! It does! Happy days.

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A good job for a rainy day, I'm going to attempt something similar today - How did you get the roof panel light controls off, or is it different in a 159 with a sunroof? Cheers!
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A good job for a rainy day, I'm going to attempt something similar today - How did you get the roof panel light controls off, or is it different in a 159 with a sunroof? Cheers!
I doubt it's different, there's just an extra control panel for the sunroof between the light panel and windscreen. I tried brute force but it's not recommended and didn't work.
Gave up before I broke anything. I looked in the manual to see how to change an interior light bulb. "Refer to dealer is the answer". Well, ******** to that!
Fortunately the diagram in the manual shows a few clips on the sides of the lamp unit. I used a thin plastic ruler slid between the unit and the headliner to push these in enough to release the unit which then drops out easily.

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Gave her to the paint shop today. Full front end respray and passenger side being straightened and resprayed. I'm sure I'll cope without the car for a week. :-/
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Gave her to the paint shop today. Full front end respray and passenger side being straightened and resprayed. I'm sure I'll cope without the car for a week. :-/
Oooo, another Cornwall 159 owner.
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Oooo, another Cornwall 159 owner.
Yep. Not that many of us down this way :-)
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Yep. Not that many of us down this way :-)
There are two of us in Penryn..next door neighbours too (he liked mine so much he bought one)
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There are two of us in Penryn..next door neighbours too (he liked mine so much he bought one)
They've got a bit more class down there than here in Newquay. Lol.
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Finally got around to fitting my aftermarket headunit (what a nightmare)!

I'll update my website tomorrow with a summary and some pictures, I might even add video.
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We've been enjoying driving the Sportwagon around sunny Brisbane and environs. The air-conditioning is wonderful in the hot and humid climate here and the ti seats are supremely comfortable. Later next week my wife, daughter and I will be heading back to South Australia down the south eastern coast, via Shell Harbour and Port Macquarie then inland to Canberra, Wangaratta, Ballarat and finally Adelaide. Our daughter is spending some time with us in Adelaide before she heads to Melbourne to catch up with her partner and then drive back to Brisbane with him. They will be driving his Ford Falcon XR6 turbo. It is an OK car, but nowhere near as comfortable as an Alfa, due to the soft squashy cloth seats it has. I wouldn't like to sit in it on a long trip. Australian cars seem to be upholstered like an el cheapo sofa to me.
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bought a brodit clip and everything i need to hard wire my sat nav
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I gave my liver a day off today and went into OCD mode instead. Put the car up on axle stands and cleaned all the brake/suspension components. It's the first time I've had a proper look behind the scenes and was really impressed; decent aluminium castings and a well thought-out layout....... I like my 159!
I wont stay clean for long its still beet season in Norfolk !!. the farmers and hauliers seem to take great delight in making mudbaths with the roads .
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Just back from 3 days in the north Wales rain. At least it washed to pigeon poo away. Lovely roads. Lovely scenery when the clouds lifted a while. 4 1/2 hours driving from mid Anglesea to SW London with good progress down the A5 and the motorways. . Now to get a replacement front tow eye cover sorted out .....
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So this happened Boxing Day early hours! Devastated! some drunken **** I expect any ideas on cheapest fix?
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bought a brodit clip and everything i need to hard wire my sat nav
I've bought a aftermarket (eonon) to fit in mine are you wiring in aftermarket if so where did you get patch lead?

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So this happened Boxing Day early hours! Devastated! some drunken **** I expect any ideas on cheapest fix?
Are those huge lines mega 'scratches'?
The body work damage is also on the swage line.
It looks horrendous and so will be the price I expect.
There's some absolute scum walking the streets.
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