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  1. Retrofitting wheel with HU controls in 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, I 've read some posts already but I need to ask a few specific questions before I go on with this project. I recently changed my faulty indicator relay and OMG was it a lot of work and anxiety. Being a complete goof I didn't actually make sure I had the right part, so long story...
  2. retrofitting reversing camera in Giulia

    Alfa Giulia
    I know a number of solutions for retrofitting have popped up for various things such as paddles, Auto cruise control etc. Haven't seen anything on reversing camera. I didn't get it fitted, but after numerous scraped alloys thinking it might be a good idea. Has anyone done this / or is it...
  3. Retrofitting 159 climate control

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’ve been looking for a definite answer for a question “can I retrofit automatic climate control in my 2008 159 that has manual AC”? What does it need? Where’s the computer that controls it? I’ve found that more common question is about retrofitting 3-zone ACC but that really doesn’t help.
  4. Retrofitting additional USB ports

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi! Anyone knows if it is possible to retrofit a USB port below climate controls like newer Giulias have it? I only have 1 USB port under the arm rest with mp3 USB stick plugged in and sometimes i need to charge phone. I guess that there should be some free connectors somewhere inside, so i...
  5. 159 Retrofitting

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello :) First of all I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Marius and I have a 159 1.9JTS Progression from 09/2005. As Progression is the base model, I'd like to retrofit lots of stuff to it. Like climate control, cruise control, front and back parking sensors and so on. I'd also like to...
  6. Retrofitting electric seats on a 1998 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it possible to fit electric seats on a 1998 car? I have found a set of gta seats that are electric and I want to put them in my 3.0 156. Mine were manual so I'm wondering if it is possible use these at all or will I have to look for a manual set?
  7. Retrofitting Boot Release Button

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I feel like this has been done to death but I've searched and searched, looked on eLEARN, i cant find anything really definitive. Is there a way of retrofitting the exterior boot release button and gaining the functionality on a 159 saloon, that doesn't currently have that option? I've read...
  8. Retrofitting brembo calipers on a 1.4 MA

    Alfa Giulietta
    So I bought the red brembo/alfa romeo calipers with hoes,discs and brake pads from brembro and I wanted to know if it is doable, do I have to change major parts as well in the suspension, a garage told me that I have to change the shock absorbers and other stuff, so is it really necessary ...
  9. Retrofitting headlight washers

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know the general consensus is not to bother but I'm planning on putting bixenon projectors in the headlights so I would feel better if it atleast looked like the car has standard xenons. I pretty much already have all the parts (washers are on the way) but I'm not quite sure how much work is...
  10. Retrofitting sensors on old cars

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi All Alfa Guys! Me and my friend are currently developing an idea to create a completely wireless sensor system that could be retrofitted to any kind of older vehicles or even boats. We are just in the beginning so I'm not here to sell anything (we are far away from having a finished...
  11. Retro-fitting an Armrest

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys, One thing I really miss from my old car was the arm rest. Does anyone have any suggestions about retro-fitting an armrest to the mito? I've searched and found a couple of threads but I'm still unsure. Some people say its useless and not really use able. It looks to be the same armrest...
  12. 1.6 TS upgrades (retrofitting?)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello I've been browsing this forum quite alot since my brother got an 156 1.6 TS. Now it's my turn to ask a question. Well a short backstory, I owe my brother alot, not just money, so I really want to help him get as much out of his beloved car as possible. I allready installed alod of mods...
  13. D90 Connector / Plug Location

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Can some one please help me, i have a 1998 1.8TS, (932A). I am trying to locate the D90 connector / plug. Any idea where it is located under the dash, and what it looks like ? I am doing a dash upgrade, to the facelift version, and need to connect wires from this. Appreciate your help...
  14. Retrofitting RadioNav

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, I've found a MiTo at a local breakers yard which has the RadioNav unit in it, and the guy wants a reasonable enough price for it, but I have no idea what other bits I'd need. Mine is a '10 Veloce with Blue&Me and the normal radio - anyone know what other cables and boxes I'd need to...
  15. Retrofitting heated seats

    Alfa Giulietta
    Everything about my 2 month old Giulietta is great - except that I made a mistake by specifying standard woven leather seats. They are very cold in winter! My local agent will retrofit seat heating for £600 - is anyone aware of any alternative?
  16. Retrofitting disc changer

    ICE & Blue&Me
    How easy will it be to retrofit a 10 disc changer in my Brera? It's a Blaupunkd one that has come from a 159. Thanks.
  17. Retrofitting 156 Alarm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As my 156 looks like an Import.....(From new) there is no alarm fitted, There is a 156 in a scrap yard near me that is the same year. Can i just get the Alarm ECU /Sounder and fit it to mine ?
  18. Retrofitting a standard CD changer to a Bose 147

    ICE & Blue&Me
    My 147 has the standard Bose setup but no CD changer. How simple is it to retrofit one - is the wiring likely to be there or will I need to run it all the way from the head unit? Also, what changer would I need to get if I were to fit one? Cheers :)
  19. Retrofitting steering controls for car computer

    ICE & Blue&Me
    As above really.. looking for some advice or guidlines.. from anyone who has replaced a steering wheel on one of these. My car did not have steering wheel controls as standard.. which is no issue as it'll be being fed into a computer.. i just need to work out whats the actual steering wheel...
  20. Retrofitting Bose Hifi

    South Africa
    Hey guys...so the genius who bought my spider didnt ask for the bose hifi :confused: anyway is there any way i can install it now? i really cant believe how awful the standard sound is :cry: before i get told the "bose is junk" story, i like the way it sounds and i think the power fits the car...
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