Originally Posted by Lunatic Flea
Hi David. I have seen some posts previously relating to this Antenna. If i remember right do you have to move it closer towards the key barrel?
I think i am all sorted. I spoke to Jamie Porter at Alfaworkshop this moring as he was the one who asked me to keep an eye on the key code light. He told me to look for the code box re: the immobiliser which is above the fuse box. Jamie said to unplug the connecter and reconnect it 2 or 3 times. I fiddled about in the fuse box moving some wires to the side but could not fine this box. He said it was around 3" x 3" x1". I give up looking for it as i had to go to town. Problem was when i went to start the car it would not start and the key code light remained on. I did not worry as it alwys started at the second attempt. However it did not start on the second or third or fourth attempt and the jey code light remained light while trying to start the car s**t!!!
I went to town in my wifes car and when i returned i was determined to find this bloody box. I eventually found a 3" x 3" x 1" black box not directly above the fuse box but to the left/ I had to use a torch and a mirrir to find it. It had a plug at each end. I removed both and plugged them in 3-4 times. Low and behold the car started first time and has done half a dozen times since then.Jamie said "The contacts corrode and it gets a bad signal to the code box" I guess the reason i had to unplug and plug it in several times was to get a better connection on the connectors. It must be the right box as it started straight after removing these plug and one of the connectors wires lead up towards the ignition barrel. I still don't know why after my first search the car would not start even though i failed to find the box. Maybe while i was blindly sticking my had up behind the fascia i moved one of the wires leading to the connector into the black box, and if the connection was not that great this might by the reason.
Might be worth checking the connector that you mentioned and making sure they are properly connected.