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I used the one in OsnabrŁck last year. Ä35 for full service, in&out and hand wax.
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Today I managed to successfully install a JVC Double DIN headunit in my 2015 Giulietta. Nice easy install, only worrying bit is you need to hacksaw out two plastic tabs out of the dash to fit in the unit.

There's a ton of wires and connectors behind the dash so I just need to go for a drive and make sure there's no rattles. But will be an easy thing to fix now I know how easy the dash panel comes off.

Quite pleased with myself.


.....until I spotted someone had scraped my paint. Aaaargh. Might polish out for the most part. Something new for me to obsess over.
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Full 72k mile service done. Had to redo the cam belt as the tensioner slipped ever so slightly and gave me a code even if it ran great. Sucks! But worth it in the end as it now runs better than before. Also got rid of the annoying bearing whine from the water pump/tensioner that was present before. Used the proper timing tools which was needed as the person before used the mark and pray method. Also washed, protected, done some paint correcting and gave it a clean inside. Now I just have to either sell it or trade it in when I find the car I'm looking for (Lexus).
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Today I managed to successfully install a JVC Double DIN headunit in my 2015 Giulietta. Nice easy install, only worrying bit is you need to hacksaw out two plastic tabs out of the dash to fit in the unit.

There's a ton of wires and connectors behind the dash so I just need to go for a drive and make sure there's no rattles. But will be an easy thing to fix now I know how easy the dash panel comes off.

Quite pleased with myself.


.....until I spotted someone had scraped my paint. Aaaargh. Might polish out for the most part. Something new for me to obsess over.
Hi well done 🙂 have you got any pictures of how it looks and can you still operate the cars settings?
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Today I managed to successfully install a JVC Double DIN headunit in my 2015 Giulietta. Nice easy install, only worrying bit is you need to hacksaw out two plastic tabs out of the dash to fit in the unit.

There's a ton of wires and connectors behind the dash so I just need to go for a drive and make sure there's no rattles. But will be an easy thing to fix now I know how easy the dash panel comes off.

Quite pleased with myself.


.....until I spotted someone had scraped my paint. Aaaargh. Might polish out for the most part. Something new for me to obsess over.
Hi well done 🙂 have you got any pictures of how it looks and can you still operate the cars settings?
Yeah all steering wheel controls work fine. I used the CTUAR01 infotainment adapter like others have done and you can see from the pics you still get access to all the settings you would from the OEM unit. Doors, lighting and unit setting etc. You can also get a much cheaper CTSAR006 adapter that appears to do just the steering wheel controls.

As I bagged a CTUAR01 for 27 quid it would be rude not to use it.

Tidied up the cabling yesterday and connected up to the standard DAB Ariel and I’m well chuffed. All in all this was so easy to do and I’m glad I didn’t pay a shop to do it.
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Yeah all steering wheel controls work fine. I used the CTUAR01 infotainment adapter like others have done and you can see from the pics you still get access to all the settings you would from the OEM unit. Doors, lighting and unit setting etc. You can also get a much cheaper CTSAR006 adapter that appears to do just the steering wheel controls.

As I bagged a CTUAR01 for 27 quid it would be rude not to use it.

Tidied up the cabling yesterday and connected up to the standard DAB Ariel and Iím well chuffed. All in all this was so easy to do and Iím glad I didnít pay a shop to do it.
Looks great . Where did you get the surround from?
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I gave him/her a good wash & wax & I wondered why I needed any more car than what I have, I do hanker for something old and weird, but I really don't want to lose what I have.
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I gave him/her a good wash & wax & I wondered why I needed any more car than what I have, I do hanker for something old and weird, but I really don't want to lose what I have.
Strangely that's how I feel. I keep ogling classic Alfas with some odd desire to own one but I really like the Giulietta.
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Strangely that's how I feel. I keep ogling classic Alfas with some odd desire to own one but I really like the Giulietta.
I bought well, I think, 2015 Sprint, 150 bhp , beautiful but basic.
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Yeah all steering wheel controls work fine. I used the CTUAR01 infotainment adapter like others have done and you can see from the pics you still get access to all the settings you would from the OEM unit. Doors, lighting and unit setting etc. You can also get a much cheaper CTSAR006 adapter that appears to do just the steering wheel controls.

As I bagged a CTUAR01 for 27 quid it would be rude not to use it.

Tidied up the cabling yesterday and connected up to the standard DAB Ariel and I’m well chuffed. All in all this was so easy to do and I’m glad I didn’t pay a shop to do it.
Looks great . Where did you get the surround from?
The part number is ct23ar13. Got it from dynamic sounds on eBay but it’s a connect2 part. Fits really well with the correct push fit metal bits into the dash. No rattles at all.
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Yeah all steering wheel controls work fine. I used the CTUAR01 infotainment adapter like others have done and you can see from the pics you still get access to all the settings you would from the OEM unit. Doors, lighting and unit setting etc. You can also get a much cheaper CTSAR006 adapter that appears to do just the steering wheel controls.

As I bagged a CTUAR01 for 27 quid it would be rude not to use it.

Tidied up the cabling yesterday and connected up to the standard DAB Ariel and Iím well chuffed. All in all this was so easy to do and Iím glad I didnít pay a shop to do it.
Nice job!
Can't wait to get my own 2-din unit for the 2012 model and a new fascia...

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Snapped up a set of tan leather seats to put in my Cloverleaf that came up on eBay, just finished cleaning them up ready for them being fitted soon (picture was taken before they were cleaned). Looking forward to the transformation, with the other bits I've done and bits I still plan to do it's coming on quicker than expected due to finding these seats.

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Tan leather interior is now in my Cloverleaf! More cleaning and the leather care treatment needed still when I get chance, then I'll be having the leather repairers touch up and fix the most noticeable little defects cleaning products won't help. Interior still looks good for now at least.















My carbon mirror covers came from Partsworld today, debating whether to give it a go myself or chicken out and get a professional to fit them haha.

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Iíd get them fitted by somebody whoís done it before. Thatís what I did with mine. However itís very easy to remove them. Luckily not many people know that!
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I'll see how I go, there is my trusted specialist who can definitely do it should I not want to. I had a look at the quite a few previous threads and yes the process doesn't involve that many steps, it's more about calmness, patience and just taking things steady as it seems more fiddly than anything else.
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I'll see how I go, there is my trusted specialist who can definitely do it should I not want to. I had a look at the quite a few previous threads and yes the process doesn't involve that many steps, it's more about calmness, patience and just taking things steady as it seems more fiddly than anything else.
Lovely to meet you today James, and a pleasure doing business with you. Iím really impressed with both the condition and quality of the leather.
Rear is in, front should be tomorrow 👍🏼
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Likewise, I'm pleased they are going to good use and the fitting is coming on nicely. They are nice seats so I'm sure you'll be happy with the end result. 👍🏼
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First post from a first time Alfa owner! Had the car for 3 weeks now and it's been great, apart from the first time it did the "pull away and nothing happens" thing at low revs. From reading a lot, it seems this is a "feature", one I could do without but I'm learning to not pull across oncoming traffic without getting the revs up.

So far, not a lot done to it, a bit of fault finding, a bit of washing and waxing, but mostly looking out of the window and grinning at the red thing on the drive Oh, and in the morning it's due it's first tank of diesel since I got it
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Wished my G a very happy 2nd birthday. 42k miles and still feels like new and I still love it.

And to celebrate its birthday Alfa sent me an email to say *We want your car". Offering a trade in against a pre reg Alfa. It does make me smile that they send me this offer when my G is on a PCH deal and isnt mine to trade in!! May pop in at the weekend to see if they will allow me to swap to a Stelvio with no increase in monthly payments!

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Found my rattle today, my under tray heat shields are doing their own thing... need to get some fixings!
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