Originally Posted by ade12345
1st niggle - The air bag light is on permanently, is this dangerous is the airbag likely to go off or can I ignore this fact,
2nd niggle - electric wing mirrors - I assumed this model did not have this luxury but it has, after reading the manual I am lead to believe that the switches are near the handbrake, on my car the is a smallish hole where they used to be. Will this be a costly exercise to repair. Not to bothered about this though!!!!!!
3rd niggle - The car came with the code key and the standard red key, again after looking in the car manual it states there should also be a card with the various codes. Again is this important.
The car came with an Alfa service log listing what repairs etc.... the car has had, it states that the car had a Cam belt change on 60,000, can I rely on this information, as the service book at 72,000 states no cam belt fitted.
Hello and welcome. Hope you have a long stay.
1# This is a seemingly common enough fault, and provided it's not electrically related, it should be possible to reset the AirBag fault light by resetting the ECU. This has to be done at an Alfa dealer presently.
2# That's hard to say... The question is... did the last owner put in a new part, and due to the fact that the car doesn't have electric mirrors, simpley remove the switches, OR, did they infact fall through...
Best thing to do is look for the manual adjustment wheels on the insides of the door... If they are not there, you do in-fact have electric mirrors fitted.
All you need to do then is find out what happened the switches. Remove the plastic part by the handbrake by removing the small circle of plastic with a flat-blade screwdriver. Undo the phillips screw. Lift the plastic away, and try locate either the switch or the small white connector where it used to sit. Maybe a kid stood on it and it fell in?
Let us know what you find and we will advise!!!
3# This card is not made available to owners in the UK. You may ignore it. If you have the CODE key (BLUE or DARK RED???) then sleep well!
The CAM belt change should be brought forward from 72k in all cases
as it has been observed that it can (and typically will) snap well in advance of this point. It is not uncommon to see it replaced at 35-60k. If it has been done recently (at 60k), along with the tensioner and variator, then simply schedule it for 110k miles or so. Please don't let these times lapse... you will end up with a big bill (£2k) should it fail.
In the mean-time... enjoy it (and AlfaOwner).