A guide to override the immobiliser using the key code
This is valuable information if you have problems with your immobiliser.
This guide explains how to manually override the immobiliser using the key code that comes with your manual, Or if you don't have that you can get the code from an alfa dealer with your chassis number or registration.
It will save you from being stranded and allow the car to be driven to a dealer and get it fixed rather than get the car transported.
Potentially saving you a small fortune.
If a mistake is made then turn the key back to the stop position and start again.
1. Read your 5 digit code.
2. Turn the ignition key to the MAR position (one click on from position that the key is inserted in).
3. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it pressed. The EOBD/Injection failure light will come on the instrumentation panel (the light looks like an engine viewed side-on). The light will come on for 8 seconds (keep the accelerator depressed). When the light goes out take your foot off the accelerator.
4. The warning light should now flash - count these and once it has flashed the same number of times as the first digit of your code then push and hold down the accelerator and keep it held down until the light comes on again for 4 seconds and then goes out; now release the accelerator.
5. The warning light should start to flash again - wait until it has flashed the same number of times as the second digit in your code then push down the accelerator fully as above and follow the rest of the above (4).
6. Repeat for all digits.
7. After doing the last digit keep the accelerator pressed - the warning light will come on for 4 seconds then go off (this is the same as all the other digits); release the accelerator.
8. The warning lamp should flash for about 4 seconds confirming that the code has been entered. If the lamp stays on then the code has been entered incorrectly. If incorrect then turn the key back to the stop position and try again.
9. If the code has been successful then turn the key to the AVV position (the position that the engine starts) - if you turn it to the stop position then you'll have to start all over again.
You'll have to follow this procedure every time you want to start the car.
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