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What issue do you have with it? Did you see my post about the connection? If it’s off and on (which sounds like it because not sure what else the remote could do wrong) look into the connectors I got. I had connection quality issues as first too. The remote seems super sensitive. Once I went to the other style connector it’s been perfect. I drive that car every day (more or less this time of year) and the remote has functioned perfectly every time.
I've had the remote for a couple of years now, and it's always been hit and miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work. And this can change during one drive (to work for instance). I put in a new battery and it worked constantly for about two days, then back to intermittent.

The other week I removed the screen, grabbed my little home made tools and removed the head unit. I then checked the wires and connections. All seemed ok (I am not using the connectors you suggest, but I may soon!) so I reinstalled the head unit and screen.

Since then it has worked flawlessly! Maybe the connection was getting stressed by the way it was crammed in there before, and now it's better? I don't know, but it's working for now so I'm not going to touch it until it fails.

It is very sensitive. I can turn the dial one click and the volume can change from 0 steps to 4 steps of volume. And the delay is a bit annoying. But, it's still way better than swiping down on the screen, then touching the Volume slider, then adjusting the volume with the slider! Man, that is a pain. Not to mention all the time spent NOT watching where I'm going!
 

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I've had the remote for a couple of years now, and it's always been hit and miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work. And this can change during one drive (to work for instance). I put in a new battery and it worked constantly for about two days, then back to intermittent.

The other week I removed the screen, grabbed my little home made tools and removed the head unit. I then checked the wires and connections. All seemed ok (I am not using the connectors you suggest, but I may soon!) so I reinstalled the head unit and screen.

Since then it has worked flawlessly! Maybe the connection was getting stressed by the way it was crammed in there before, and now it's better? I don't know, but it's working for now so I'm not going to touch it until it fails.

It is very sensitive. I can turn the dial one click and the volume can change from 0 steps to 4 steps of volume. And the delay is a bit annoying. But, it's still way better than swiping down on the screen, then touching the Volume slider, then adjusting the volume with the slider! Man, that is a pain. Not to mention all the time spent NOT watching where I'm going!
Interesting. It does sound similar. I am by no means an expert but my observation was just that the signal coming on Key1 is very faint and any impedance will prevent it from working right. I was ready to give up on the remote altogether before I tried the different connector (my Key 1 is stripped to almost the back of the harness because I cut and stripped a fresh bit of wire so many times).

I have not had the issue with one click changing the volume more than one unit. I do have a slight delay but it's a few tenths of a second, I wouldn't call it noticeable or annoying.

Overall I agree with you though, if not for the remote I don't think I would like the unit as much (or at all). The lack of a physical volume is a huge annoyance IMHO. The remote (if working) solves it and I am extremely happy with the combination of joying 8.8 and working remote.
 

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I got a call from my service advisor that they discovered that the clunk coming from the front passenger side is a ball joint. This is after I told them three weeks ago it was a ball joint.
 

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I like the floor mats. Where did you find them?
I found them on eBay, luckily — and I was mistaken, they did not come from China, they were shipped by a car shop in Chicago, and that was their last set :(

Squadra has them in stock:


Their shipping to the US has been quick in my experience with them.
 

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Interior and engine detailing day. Going for all the bits of the car that are hard to reach or get into. Right now just using distilled water and a microfiber for leather and suede surfaces. Regular upright vacuum for the floor mats, and wipe down worth a towel for the smooth side.

Regular exterior paint approach for the tub with waterless wash and lots of clean microfibers.

Wow there are a bunch of hard to reach surfaces. Definitely q-tip territory. Need to do another pass on the dash later.

The aluminum center on the engine cover really looks like it would be good with just a rattle can red paint job. Maybe plasti-dip so it is easily reversible?

Found comfort connect for the battery was already installed and one concern I had was already addressed in the most obvious way. You can keep the connector from rattling around by looping the cover around one of the battery cables. Not that I will need a tender for a while!

Tomorrow is a waterless wash for the body, wheels, and exhaust, and then maybe I start hand polishing.
 

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Interior and engine detailing day. Going for all the bits of the car that are hard to reach or get into. Right now just using distilled water and a microfiber for leather and suede surfaces. Regular upright vacuum for the floor mats, and wipe down worth a towel for the smooth side.

Regular exterior paint approach for the tub with waterless wash and lots of clean microfibers.

Wow there are a bunch of hard to reach surfaces. Definitely q-tip territory. Need to do another pass on the dash later.

The aluminum center on the engine cover really looks like it would be good with just a rattle can red paint job. Maybe plasti-dip so it is easily reversible?

Found comfort connect for the battery was already installed and one concern I had was already addressed in the most obvious way. You can keep the connector from rattling around by looping the cover around one of the battery cables. Not that I will need a tender for a while!

Tomorrow is a waterless wash for the body, wheels, and exhaust, and then maybe I start hand polishing.
No obsession evident here! :p

Glad that the two of you are getting acquainted.

You can flip the battery connector under the rubber battery "hood" to keep it from "rattling around" also, but given the engine noise in the 4C, good luck in ever hearing that anyhow!

Enjoy your second date tomorrow! ;)
 

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Interesting. It does sound similar. I am by no means an expert but my observation was just that the signal coming on Key1 is very faint and any impedance will prevent it from working right. I was ready to give up on the remote altogether before I tried the different connector (my Key 1 is stripped to almost the back of the harness because I cut and stripped a fresh bit of wire so many times).

I have not had the issue with one click changing the volume more than one unit. I do have a slight delay but it's a few tenths of a second, I wouldn't call it noticeable or annoying.

Overall I agree with you though, if not for the remote I don't think I would like the unit as much (or at all). The lack of a physical volume is a huge annoyance IMHO. The remote (if working) solves it and I am extremely happy with the combination of joying 8.8 and working remote.
Where do you keep your remote? I have mine on the hand brake. When it was on the steering wheel, I found myself changing the volume when turning! :D
 

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You guys see where this Tributo spider its up to 90K with 2 hours left on Cars and bids.....i wonder if it will break 100k . @John4C whats the highest price a 4C has ever brought used ?
 

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Where do you keep your remote? I have mine on the hand brake. When it was on the steering wheel, I found myself changing the volume when turning! :D
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I’m left handed so I find that to be a convenient point to access it but also not really in the way of anything. Note that I really only use it for volume so I don’t care that the other buttons are oriented oddly.
 

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You guys see where this Tributo spider its up to 90K with 2 hours left on Cars and bids.....i wonder if it will break 100k . @John4C whats the highest price a 4C has ever brought used ?
$125k - Naples Motorsport sold a used Tributo in early March.
 

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I’m left handed so I find that to be a convenient point to access it but also not really in the way of anything. Note that I really only use it for volume so I don’t care that the other buttons are oriented oddly.
Ever thought of swapping out that steering hub badge for one with colour? Silver on black was a backward step….Alfa saving a few cents on a badge.
 

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Ever thought of swapping out that steering hub badge for one with colour? Silver on black was a backward step….Alfa saving a few cents on a badge.
I don’t think it comes off very easily (and I’m not trying to play with the airbag and a heat gun to get it off). I’m with you though. I think the full color badge would be nice there (I had it on my LE and do think it’s a nice look).
 
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