Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gillingham, Kent
Question on Alfa alarm disable/removal
OK, had another thread where I explained that my Alfa alarm system went belly up on me.
After some debate, trawling more Alfa sites than I knew existed, and some soul searching as to whether or not to keep my baby, I decided the most desirable option would be to get a complete new remote alarm system fitted.
Now for my question, having phoned a number of alarm fitters, they give me two scenarios and I dont know which is accurate.
1/ One group have told me they can disable/remove the Alfa fitted alarm system and fit a new Cat 1 system for £249 all in.
2/ One group have told me they cant touch the Alfa system because the ECU would shut down and disable the car, so they cant even begin to install a new system and I MUST go to an Alfa dealer to get the system sorted.
Any help as to which is true? I would prefer to get the Cat 1 system fitted but not if the Alfa system is going to stay armed as it currently is. And considering nearest Alfa dealer is 90mins drive away from me its not a real option to go for a diagnostic either. And speaking to the Alfa dealer all he would say is "Bring it in and we will take a look at it".
Car is 1998 Alfa 146 1.8TS
Oh Lord, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz........nah give me a GTV anytime!