Number plate light failure - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 3 Old 22-04-09 Thread Starter
Status: Passed its MOT yey!
AO Member
Ben1030's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
Posts: 82
Number plate light failure

Ive had my beloved Alfa 147 for 3 months now and have no problems with the electronic – apart form the temp outside reading ---C. Anyway the other week I went to get the car washed and as I drove off the dash flashed up at me displaying ‘number plate light failure’. I turned the lights on and went round the back and yes one of the number plate light was out. So I gave it a knock and it came back on with the warning on the dash off, happy days!

BUT since then every now and again it’s flashed back on and ive had to go back and give it prod. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and know where the loose connection could be?

Could it be a little water that’s got in somewhere as ive had no problems pre-carwash??

Ben1030 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Slumming it
AO Silver Member
MPH's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tokelau
County: Nukunonu
Posts: 5,551
Re: Number plate light failure

It would probably be worth changing the bulbs. I had this on mine and the fault only really went away after replacement. While you are in there by all means check the condition of the contacts too.
MPH is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
markk1102's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Warwickshire
Posts: 42

Member car:

Brera 2.4

Re: Number plate light failure

I used to get this on my old 147 (2001).

It would randomly come on sometimes halfway through a journey when the lights weren't even on.

In the end I just ignored it as it would either go off 5 minutes later or next time I started the car.
markk1102 is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 147, 156 & GT

failure , light , number , plate

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome