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Hi, I'm looking at adding cruise control to my other half's 147 1.6TS Collezione after realising how good it is on my 350z.

I've had a search on the forum and it seems like all you have to do is screw the new stalk in and cut a hole for it in the plastic cover.

Anyone know where I can buy just the Cruise Control stalk? I've found this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-ROM...h=item3fb5058a0a:g:1fwAAOSwjmRcHBsm:rk:1:pf:1 on ebay for £35 which isn't too bad but I'm paying more than I need to for parts I don't really need.

Anyone else done this mod?

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The 156 is certainly plug and play as I've just done it. You'll be able to pick up a cowel easy enough with the correct hole cut already. With regards to 147/GT they do have a body computer unlike the 156 which doesn't like having stuff removed or added to it's can bus system so with regards to this I don't know if you'd need to do an alignment to make it work once installed. That can be done by a specialist easy enough if it does.
 

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The 156 is certainly plug and play as I've just done it. You'll be able to pick up a cowel easy enough with the correct hole cut already. With regards to 147/GT they do have a body computer unlike the 156 which doesn't like having stuff removed or added to it's can bus system so with regards to this I don't know if you'd need to do an alignment to make it work once installed. That can be done by a specialist easy enough if it does.
Great - where did you manage to source the parts? Used off ebay? Asked a few 147/156 breaking sellers but none seem to have cruise control.

Don't suppose you took any photos of the install? I'm not sure if the CC stalk has a wire coming off it that is meant to plug somewhere into the steering wheel, or if I should have a spare wire dangling somewhere inside the wheel assembly?

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Could I also jump in and ask if this can e retrofitted to a 156 GTA SS - where would I be able to source the parts?

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Parts appear to be just the cruise control stalk and a new lower steering wheel cowl cover, although you can just cut your existing one to fit.

I've asked a few people selling these on ebay and I think most find it's too much hassle to remove the stalk and cowl as it's not worth very much.

Just been quoted £30 for the 2 parts actually - which isn't to bad but a little bit pricey for what it is
 

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Just paid £25 for the bits posted to me. I haven't checked if it fits my 147 but I'm sure I can resell here fairly easily if it doesn't.
 

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Does this mean on my 2005 156 jtdm 1.9 150ps I can find a stalk and column cover I can have cruise? Simple as plugging it in?: :)
 

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Does this mean on my 2005 156 jtdm 1.9 150ps I can find a stalk and column cover I can have cruise? Simple as plugging it in?: :)
Potentially yes! Check this video out - just found it on youtube and it covers everything I wasn't sure on.

 

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Yes, that is exactly how it works, what you need, and £30-40 s/h is typical for the switch and lower cover with cutout, easily found on eBay. Make sure you get the small mounting screw included. It's about a 5 minute job to install. I did it getting on for 3 years ago and find cruise really useful, especially in tedious 50mph average speed check/motorway sections.
 

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Could I also jump in and ask if this can e retrofitted to a 156 GTA SS - where would I be able to source the parts?

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I am sure I have read elswhere on this forum that not all 156's have the loom connections for the switch, although 147/GT were all Canbus and should have. Earlier 156 weren't full Canbus and don't have the same loom (IIRC).

It's easy enough to pop off the lower cover and look for a wire emerging near the base of the indicator stalk, with a small white 1cm x 4mm x 6mm multipin socket plug that is just left loose, or tucked into the loom. That's the connector for the cruise control.
 

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No proxy alignment required on my 147, it just worked. Or rather didn't, because I had a clutch pedal switch fault. Cruise is disengaged if you depress the clutch, and my car thought the pedal was permanently depressed.

The self-adjusting pin had been pushed too far in past the self-adjustment ratchet inside the switch, probably when work was done on the clutch. In the rest position the pedal tang should operate the switch so it's open circuit. If there's a gap between the switch pushrod and tang on the pedal, the switch isn't ever
operated.

Fixing that was a simple matter of removing the switch from its bayonet (90deg turn), grabbing the self-adjustable protruding bit with pliers and yanking it out to full 1cm extension. Reinstalled with the clutch pedal depressed, and it then reset itself to the correct position the first time the pedal was released. No more trouble since.

Edit: if your cruise stops working, it will almost certainly be this switch or the brake switch playing up.
 

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Pulled apart my steering wheel a couple hours ago - looks like the plug is there but instead of being loose down next to the indicator stalk it was actually on top of the wheel - I thought I didn't have it at first!

Anyway I've attached a photo of what my cable looks like - hoping this is the right one:

https://imgur.com/a/uPyIxLj
 

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Great - where did you manage to source the parts? Used off ebay? Asked a few 147/156 breaking sellers but none seem to have cruise control.

Don't suppose you took any photos of the install? I'm not sure if the CC stalk has a wire coming off it that is meant to plug somewhere into the steering wheel, or if I should have a spare wire dangling somewhere inside the wheel assembly?

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Sorry I didn't as I've done it before and it is different on the 156 anyway. I see you've found the plug. Mine were on eBay but actually from my local specialist (Autolusso Bournemouth) You could give Loz a ring as he will probably have another set. Cost me £50 with the new lower cowel.

Could I also jump in and ask if this can e retrofitted to a 156 GTA SS - where would I be able to source the parts?

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Don't know about the sele. Loz would though.
 

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Pulled apart my steering wheel a couple hours ago - looks like the plug is there but instead of being loose down next to the indicator stalk it was actually on top of the wheel - I thought I didn't have it at first!

Anyway I've attached a photo of what my cable looks like - hoping this is the right one:

https://imgur.com/a/uPyIxLj
Yes, that's the plug for the cruise control stalk.
 

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I reckon 147 should be straightforward, as said, and probably have a few switches if anyone wants one. As far as I know its only possible on 156s if they have the facelift interior........earlier versions don't have the connector, and of course if you don't have a "fly-by-wire" throttle it can't work....... ;)
 

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@ewanfrance27, looks like the right plug, you will be good to go with a few minutes work

I retrofitted cruise on my GT, it took a few on/off switches for the car to "see" the stalk, and trying to fit the screw to properly hold the stalk fixed in place is a bit of a *****, but even with that minor grumble, it is a very easy upgrade on these cars
 

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I fitted mine the other day but for some reason it does not work? Has anyone else had this issue?

I cant see any issues with the wiring or plug connections etc, so im at a bit of a loss as most people report they work straight away when all plugged in.:disappointed:
 

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Have you read post 12 in this thread?
 
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