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Big Mistake...

So, on reinstalling the battery and connectors on my GT i have managed to let the below-circled cable touch the negative terminal of the battery.

I quickly connected into its rightful connection on the fuse and relay box and attempted to start the car to get the following errors:
Immobiliz Failure
EBD System Failure
VDC System Failure
ABS Failure

The car obviously won't start but everything is still live apart from the above error codes.

Is there any suggestions out there as to where to start trouble shooting this issue ?
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Are all the fuses ok?

As a basic starting point, remove the -ve terminal from the battery, leave it for a bit, then reconnect.
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So I had the car dropped at a local garage and I don't think they really know where to start with it all.

Are there any alfa auto electricians out there in the west midlands area who would have a look for a decent price ?

Any help would be much appreciated...
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The monobloc fuses on the positive battery terminal can blow "invisibly" so check first the big greenish-blue fuse on the battery terminal plate.
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Just wanted to say, a BIG thank you to Colin at Simply Alfa in Birmingham for taking the time to give me a heads up in how to proceed with the issue and ultimately rectify it if all else fails.
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I had the car towed to a local garage, who had the car for a week and did numerous diagnostic tests. I was told the ECU was garbage and that having got to this point with an alfa, the costs associated with having all the relevant parts replaced and recoded it was better to scrap it in.
Luckily I popped over to a local indi, Simply Alfa and spoke to Colin who gave me the heads up about the fuses as you had suggested.
So with the spare key in hand I went back to the car and tested the fuses and boom!!! the main fuse had blown.
With fingers crossed I popped back over to Simply Alfa the next morning to bother Colin again before he had even had chance for his first brew.
Luckily Colin pulled a replacement fuse off one of his breakers.
I replaced the fuse and started the car.... she started straight up, no more warnings, no nothing....!!!
What a week.....!!!

So again a BIG thanks for everyone's suggestions and help.
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So with the spare key in hand I went back to the car and tested the fuses and boom!!! the main fuse had blown.
With fingers crossed I popped back over to Simply Alfa the next morning to bother Colin again before he had even had chance for his first brew.
Pretty sure fuses were suggested 2 weeks ago

In any case, glad you got it resolved
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Pretty sure fuses were suggested 2 weeks ago
Yep....!!
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