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    Vauxhall are such jokers. Re: cruise control

    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?

    Advice appreciated!

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    Easy one fit the new cruise control stalk very easy
    drive over to a vauxhall dealers Call them first for them to look an see why cruise control is not working
    they will plug in tech2 an sort it out so much easyer

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    may want to try a different dealer

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    Vauxhall activated mine no problem. Just make sure you take in the cars secuirty code so that they can activate it etc.

    They had to call me up to ask for the code as i had taken the handbook etc out of the car! doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyG View Post
    may want to try a different dealer
    I will do! I went to a far away dealer to get the stalk so it wasn't as obvious

    Are you the same MarkyG from CCUK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotpanther View Post
    Vauxhall activated mine no problem. Just make sure you take in the cars secuirty code so that they can activate it etc.

    They had to call me up to ask for the code as i had taken the handbook etc out of the car! doh!
    Did you pay or say it was broken?

    Will light to show Cruise is active be there already?

    ONE last question... how long will it take them? I dont have a day off in the week for a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRi_Si View Post
    Did you pay or say it was broken?

    Will light to show Cruise is active be there already?

    ONE last question... how long will it take them? I dont have a day off in the week for a while!
    I had it fitted by the dealer i bought the car from, but it didnt work, so took to my local one and they just fixed it. They didnt even ask, i just said its not working can you fix it please. They gave me a hire car for the day etc and was fixed no problems at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRi_Si View Post
    I will do! I went to a far away dealer to get the stalk so it wasn't as obvious

    Are you the same MarkyG from CCUK?
    Indeed I am, have you got a username on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyG View Post
    Indeed I am, have you got a username on there?
    Yeah been on there ages. Dont post much though. I had a petrol blue with facelift front. Doles is my name on there

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    Had mine done free, fitted the stalk myself and said when I took the car battery off to fit my own cd player it stopped working, they re-programmed it all for me, free of course and just to prove they can do it, it was done on a...


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