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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 02:08 PM
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Thank you for the part numbers, I am also looking for the screws that hold the paddles to the steering column. Just wondering if anyone knows how to obtain them.

For the people who have worked with the original screws, is this what they look like as in length?
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Thank you for the part numbers, I am also looking for the screws that hold the paddles to the steering column. Just wondering if anyone knows how to obtain them.

For the people who have worked with the original screws, is this what they look like as in length?
I may have some extras at home I can see and let you know
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Be careful regarding sheet metal screws like this used in Giulia. Very similar number size and metric size screws exist, but have different thread pitches and slightly different diameters. I know this is an issue for the 3 screws that hold the diverter valve to the intake tube. In that case the screws are metric size and pitch. If you hunt online for metric sheet metal screws you will mostly get hits on number size screws that have had their dimensions converted to metric, even if the seller is in Europe.

Also beware of starting such screws into a pre-threaded hole. The threads on the screw are sharp and will dig in and cut new threads in the hole weakening it if you do not carefully and gently align the screw and hole threads first. Of course "cross threading" is always a risk with any thread engagement, but with a metal sheet metal screw engaging plastic it is exceptionally easy to cross thread.

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post #34 of 40 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Just a heads up, the folks over at euro compulsion have a sgw bypass over on there website that can bypass the security feature thus allowing the use of multiecuscan.

https://shopeurocompulsion.net/colle...a-stelvio-2-0l

Not 100% sure adding the paddles now to a 18+ works. But it's worth the shot.
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Do the paddles themselves seem relatively easy to remove from the assembly? I would really like to have a custom set made that aren't a bright silver... but I haven't had the opportunity to look at one of the assemblies myself yet.

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Do the paddles themselves seem relatively easy to remove from the assembly? I would really like to have a custom set made that aren't a bright silver... but I haven't had the opportunity to look at one of the assemblies myself yet.
I didn't tear them apart myself. But a carbon fiber set would be bitchen.

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I didn't tear them apart myself. But a carbon fiber set would be bitchen.

Can you run it by the person who handled your assembly if they think the paddles could easily be removed/swapped? If so I'm going to buy a spare assembly once I get my next QV and start getting some measurements for replacement paddles

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I confirmed my 2018 base Giulia (build date late 2017) also has the shifter connector taped off under the shroud/cowl. Ordered a used set of paddles (attached to wiper stalks and clockspring that I don’t need) off of a junkyard ‘19 stelvio for $330. Will install this weekend. Also, I believe only the lower shroud needs to be replace (or altered) for the shifters to fit, so I ordered the lower half from my dealer for $47.

Also, the dealer parts guy couldn’t find the part numbers for the paddles at first, and even when he did it was only for the whole assembly with clock spring for $500+ at cost and said he called a Mopar parts guy that told him this couldn’t be done. When I told him guys here have done it he was saying maybe it was because they didn’t have the base model (which Raw_Alfa does), they just don’t know. I’ll show them it worked once I’m done so they will be more informed.
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I didn't tear them apart myself. But a carbon fiber set would be bitchen.

Can you run it by the person who handled your assembly if they think the paddles could easily be removed/swapped? If so I'm going to buy a spare assembly once I get my next QV and start getting some measurements for replacement paddles
I meant I didn't tear apart the actual paddles. I did the install. I'm sure someone somewhere could make new paddles to match up.
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I meant I didn't tear apart the actual paddles. I did the install. I'm sure someone somewhere could make new paddles to match up.

Gotcha. Do you have any more photos of the assembly from any other angles?



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