I've just bought a cruise control stalk to retro fit to my 1.9 astra. Though while I was there I'd ask how much it'd be to Tech 2 it.
The girl said it'd be £79 to do the diagnostic so I asked if that included changing settings i.e activating things. When I told her cruise control she said it's not possible to just put a stalk on and it'll work. I told her I knew that which is why I was asking for Tech 2!
She went to speak to the mechanic and he said it wouldn't be possible as it doesn't have the wiring. I explained that being a 1.9 diesel SRi it does have the wiring and clutch switch etc and just needs the stalk (which I now have) and it turning on in the BCM and ECU (I think!). She said it cant be done as the harness wont have the wires on and suggested it might need a whole engine harness, as well as an interior harness and could be up to 10 hours labour!
Can someone confirm that is utter rubbish? The dealer I bought my car from said he had it fitted to his for £180.
What other options do I have with regards to getting it activated in the BCM and ECU? Any autoelectricians likely to have access? Also, I heard someone say they just took it in complaining it was fault and VX fixed it for nothing. Would this work or would they see right through this?