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Does anyone know if the steering wheel of a 2004 147 (with audio controls) will fit onto a 98 156? I realise I will have to source the wiring to allow the audio controls to work but will the wheel actually fit?
 

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Gutted :cry:

So will a wheel with audio controls off a interior facelifted 156 fit my pre interior facelifted 156?
 

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156 facelift wheel won't fit either, the size of the splined end of the steering column is different from pre-facelift to facelift.
 

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Well thats no good!!!!!! so is it impossible to fit a steering wheel with audio controls on a pre facelift 156????

I'm not having that!!!
 
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It is possible allthough I don't know exactly how... Kabain did it on 156.net IIRC
 

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Hmmmm i'll check it out

the lad on ebay said they use the same steering collum but said nothing about the splined
 

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Yes it is possible to place one wheel of an Alfa 156 Alfa 147.
I put a wheel of the Alfa 147 in my Alfa156, I had to replace the clock spring and Steering Column Switch. The command of the radio is working properly.
 
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Yeap, it can be fitted, as the steering wheel insertion is aluminium while the steering column is steel, so with a bit of force when you tighten the nut. The 147/GT steering wheels have 2-3 missing teeth/ribs to properly center the steering wheel, but that is solved as I described.
I have a GT steering wheel on my 156 GTA and I know at least another 156 GTA SW with GT steering wheel, so I didn't do anything out of the ordinary.
 

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Yeap, it can be fitted, as the steering wheel insertion is aluminium while the steering column is steel, so with a bit of force when you tighten the nut. The 147/GT steering wheels have 2-3 missing teeth/ribs to properly center the steering wheel, but that is solved as I described.
I have a GT steering wheel on my 156 GTA and I know at least another 156 GTA SW with GT steering wheel, so I didn't do anything out of the ordinary.
Karn's 156 is a pre-facelift, the steering column top is a different diameter, not just a different amount of teeth. I don't think a 147 or 156 facelift interior steering wheel would fit. You can interchange a 147 steering wheel and a 156 facelift interior steering wheel no problem.
 
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I've seen a few people with non-facelifted interiors going for GTA look interior and they fitted the steering wheels just fine. On top of that, while my steering wheel was getting trimmed I used a non-facelifted steering wheel and it fitted like a charm on my GTA, thus I think there is no difference in the diameter of the column.
That is valid for LHD, I am not sure about the RHD versions, but it would be strange for the steering column to differ.
 

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hmm so im still confused, might just but one and see for myself
 

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Of course it is, I am driving with one from a 147 GTA ;)
147 is the same as all 2002-onwards 156s, no argument there. I just seem to remember the early 156 98-01 being different. I'll have to give it a try, see if they are a straight swap or if some other work is required.
 
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Like I said, last year, while my steering wheel was being retrimmed (for the ... second or third time, unfortunately), I used a 156 pre-2002 steering wheel. It fit just fine.
 
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