I am a little desperate now, I get VDC System failure - Go to dealer on the display, and the code light stays on...ofcourse i cannot start the engine....
I have tried almost everything. I have checked and cleaned all connections i could find. I have charged the battery, and the voltage is very close to 13V.
The starter works fine but the egine won't start.
I have checked the aerial to the code box, I have measured all fuses and checked the cables under the dash and around the ignition barrel...
At last, I had a guy to come over and diagnoze it, He is from our local Alfa workshop, and he said the ECU need to be replaced.
He could not establish connection with it. He did get one error code though: C1521 - CAN MESSAGE FROM E.I. ERROR PRESENT
I cannot find this code and what it means anywhere but i presume it is quite self explanatory, communication with the ECU failed.
That was what he told me, i need to order a new ECU.
The only thing i find so strange is that this happened in the winter time as the car was in the garage, (not heated though)
my wife tried to start it and then the VDC and code problem came up.
Since these two things came at the same time it makes me belive it is not only the immobilizer that is causing it, i did a motorwash in november before leaving the car in the garage, i think some water somwhere causes this.
My BIG problem is: If i order a new ECU for around 5000 pounds, and still no joy, then i will cry blood....
Cant return it since it adapts to the car and becomes useless.
BUTBUTBUT, I have checked all fuses, all connections i could find, i have messed around with the ECU, I have removed battery for different periods of time and I only turn the ignition to MAR-no starter, to make sure the voltage is good.
These alarms comes back all the time anyway.
Any ideas would be deeply appreciated.