Alfa Romeo 159 Questions
Since a few months I'm the proud owner of an 159 SW 1.9JTDM 16V.
Its my first Alfa and i love the way it drives.
Already did some work on the car to improve it:
-Just changed oil (including reset trough OBD using MultiECUScan), oil filter, thermostat + coolant, air filter, interior filter, fuel filter
-Replaced rear left window mechanism
-New interior center air vents and roof sun glass holder
When googling for information about the car this website pop ups often.
Very useful information on this forum so i decided to register myself.
I've got a couple of questions which hopefully you can answer or give advice.
One of the things i would like to improve next is the steering wheel.
Previous owner has painted the silver center of the steering wheel but was in a hurry so the paint is also on the leather steering wheel itself including the black cover behind the steering wheel. Its awful.
Since i would like have a steering wheel with the controls, which i don't have now, i want to buy a nice second hand steering wheel with controls to replace my current steering wheel.
Is the cabling harness for the controls of the steering wheel available on every 159?
If so than it would not be a problem to replace it right?
Also i want to replace the radio with an navigation system, which had been installed before in this car (there is a gap between the radio an aluminum panel).
Do you prefer the standard navigation that came originally with the car or an aftermarket one?
Any advice on this is appreciated.
I know at least that when using an aftermarket navigation i need to have an adapter to be able to use the steering wheel controls on the aftermarket navigation.
Final question (for now at least), can i replace the climate control unit with knobs and no LCD display which i have now to one with buttons and LCD display? Is this a drop-in replacement or are some adjustments needed?
Looking forward to your replies.