Re: Love my new GT
Sorry about the spelling Dodger, I was going to make a feeble excuse about late nights and rushed typing but it wouldn't be true. You would think I'd be able to spell Alfa, having driven them for 5 years 0/10 for observation.
The iPod kit is good though and very neatly done, I'll try and get some pictures for Wimster.
I had a new head unit fitted to my 146 with an Aux. input for my iPod and thought it would be easy to get that fitted into my GT when I got it. No such luck, as the Bose upgrade makes any other head unit useless. So I have been looking for a solution for 18 months. The Ice link looked good but messy, but this bit of kit is The Dogs. It does use the CD multichanger input, so if you have a CDC you might want to reconsider.
The tray with the card and cup holder is removed and a new tray with a single large flap is fitted instead, this has a nice rubber mat inside that your iPod sits on hidden behind the single flap.
The iPod can then be plugged in and controlled by the steering wheel buttons - and charged. Good stuff all round. It is sold through Alfa dealers in the rest of Europe but not in the UK, but you can get them through Smart Alfa - who give a very good service.
On a different subject, beware of non Alfa garages changing tyres. I received crumpled body work from a garage jacking my GT up incorrectly and they didn't even mention it to me. I had to go back and confront them about it the next day. Having said that, they did pay for the repair without much argument. It would have been better to avoid the whole mess in the first palce though.