Hey everyone, in need of some technical info since the Alfa dealership is ill equipped to help without first taking a fee
1.) I can't speak to people when driving anymore due to a terribly high noise, seems to be a combination of road noise and engine noise and is coming directly from underneath me. Started off as a slight engine noise and then suddenly went from loud to extreme. When I turn the wheel the noise will become worse and grinding.
Now that could be anything from a blowing exhaust to big end shells, if your steering has become jerky then it could just be the steering pump has given up which would answer some of 2 aswell.
2.) My radio's lights won't come on, it's dark but works, but every now and then the light will work, and then a few seconds later it stops, then my dashboard lights will flicker out and a slight tap on the side of the console brings them back. Now however my gas meter light has stopped working all together. In connection with this, sometimes when using the radio a high pitched sound will come on, and then radio will die, then comes on like nothing happened.
Dodgy plug connections under the dash but a couple of the bulbs may have blown.
3.) Driver seat heater not working
Check the plug is ok under the seat, but more often the heater pad burns out. Cheaper to get another seat.
4.) Airbag light (red). I can't get a road safety check with it on, and there's no way I'm getting a new cpu, can as well buy a new alfa
Disconnect the battery, wait 15 minutes, disconnect the yellow plug under the seat, kink the pins a little and reconnect it, reconnect the battery. Now thisis the expansive bit, you need to get the Airbag ECU reset, you can go to the dealer and laugh at thier prices, or buy a KKL cable (rarebare sells these) and alfadiag software from AlfaDiag Alfa Romeo Diagnostic Software
this will also save you a fortune in the future as you'll know what is wrong with the car and be able to diagnose it yourself and just get the garage to change the correct part.