I was just browsing the archives because I discovered last weekend that my Turismo's battery had completley drained having not used it for about 2 weeks, cant even get the hazards to flash. (Am a newbie so please forgive the following ramble!)
Unfortunatley I'm in possession of neither a volt meter or the know how to use one. The only thing I can put my flat batt down to is the factory fitted stereo which has a really annoying habit of turning itself on at all hours of the day and night.
I mean its seriously weird, when I would check out the window the stero would be on, but when I went out to turn it off it have switched itself off, but then 20 mins later it would be back on again etc etc!!!
I fiddled with the stero setting to no avail and resorted to removing the fuse you mentioned, but thats a pain every time you go out.
When I had her last serviced the garage said it was a fault with the computer brain that keeps turning it on, and it would be £600+ to replace the computer.
and alfa advised it would be £200+ for a reconditioned replacemtn stereo (excl fitting)
It did seem to stop doing it for a while and I thought all was well, but couple weeks ago I noticed stereo on again and now a flat battery!
Additionally last night I discovered a puddle of red viscous liquid under engine !!!
(welcome any advice as to what red viscous liquid this might be leaking from black plastic piping (in a spiral) by the front drivers side wheel..brakes? steering? aircon?)
Phoned Alfa dealer to enquire what this would be and how much to fix but they advised they cant help over the phone and that I get it recovered to their garage....NOT before you tell me how much I will have to re- mortgage my house for!!!
Anyway it might be worth checking the stereo as a possible source of battery draining.
I`m going to replace mine for one with a removable facia that I hope will cure this problem AND get green flag out to recover me to an Alfa- friendly mortgage broker
Anyway best of luck.