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would it by any chance stopo my airbag light from going on and off whenever it feels like it?
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would it by any chance stopo my airbag light from going on and off whenever it feels like it?
no,seems you got wiring problem
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no,seems you got wiring problem
i have wiggled those yellow wires underneath my chair and the ones next to the tail lights on many occasions, but in vain
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well I just tried it and I cant say I noticed a difference, I had already done a throttle reset a few days earlier though so maybe its that, that makes the difference.

Hard to tell if that did anything either as I did it the day after I bought the car, I would say it did add a bit of performance based on the day of driving it I had to compare it to though.

So for me, ecu reset = nothing
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Did the throttle reset on sunday, now acelleration is much better as is idle. Will the throttle reset improve fuel consumption?
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Just a quick one, this might sound stupid but...

My car has been re-mapped by angel tuning and I think this involves the ECU, would resetting my ECU reset it back to normal so it will no longer be re-mapped? Or am I being stupid?

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Must say that every time the car feels a tad sluggish,i do a throttle reset.......and it does the trick....far more responsive.

1. 90 secs at MAR
2 90 secs at OFF
3 Start engine and leave for 15 mins.....don't touch anything.
4 Turn off engine & leave for 10 mins.
5 Then go for a 15 min drive

Hopefully you'll notice the difference.
Just did mine today after sluggishness of car yesterday....far far better now.
There are sceptics,but you've noting to lose.But naturally, don't try it if your car is running ok.
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Not sure if I missed it but should the engine reset be done with engine hot or cold?
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Interesting thread this.....

Now - just to throw a spanner in, seeing as how the MAF gets mentioned a lot, has anyone tried the 'Cage mod'? (so-called because of the first guy to try it out - basically involves filling the MAF with dielectric grease).

I'm no mechanic, but plenty of folk have claimed it to be a good thing......
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but does it work on jtd`s
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Can anybody confirm if these 2 fixes work on a 1998(R) 145 1.8 TSpark engine with the metal engine cover? I believe later engines had a plastic cover. I've just sorted out a misfire and stalling problem and don't want to cause more problems! Thanks. Paul.
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......Not to worry; tried the ECU reset and what a difference! Much more "grunt" than before and altogether smoother and faster acceleration - like a different car. Cheers for this one guys, my little pocket rocket now feels like it SHOULD feel. Brilliant.
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Motor noob question: Is MAR one turn of the key, i.e not starting the engine but having the key turned?
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I'll give it a try then, thanks
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GTJUNIOR1;

Look at the ignition switch where you insert the key. You will see it has a circular metal band around the keyslot. This is marked with "MAR", "AV" etc. What you need is "MAR", which is the first position. If all the dashboard lights come on, you've gone one too far. Hope that helps and let us know how you get on.
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Look at the ignition switch where you insert the key. You will see it has a circular metal band around the keyslot. This is marked with "MAR", "AV" etc. What you need is "MAR", which is the first position. If all the dashboard lights come on, you've gone one too far. Hope that helps and let us know how you get on.
Thanks for reply, tried it yesterday. The first position seems to turn my dash lights on!
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Does anyone know if this works with other makes other tha Alfa?
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Must say that every time the car feels a tad sluggish,i do a throttle reset.......and it does the trick....far more responsive.

1. 90 secs at MAR
2 90 secs at OFF
3 Start engine and leave for 15 mins.....don't touch anything.
4 Turn off engine & leave for 10 mins.
5 Then go for a 15 min drive

Hopefully you'll notice the difference.
Just did mine today after sluggishness of car yesterday....far far better now.
There are sceptics,but you've noting to lose.But naturally, don't try it if your car is running ok.
Assuming your car is running well (at least in your opinion on the basis that you've got nothing to compare it with) but you thought it was worth trying a throttle reset anyway what, if any, are the risks? I mean, can any of these procedures actually do any harm rather than good? I'm not just going to do it for the sake of it, but it seems tempting to try such a simple procedure since so many people seem to pleased with the results.
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Can't logically see them do any harm at all....other than using a wee bit more petrol...you've nothing to lose.

Try it & tell us your result,Jesamel.
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I did the ECU reset as well as the throttle reset... no difference... still get flat spots when i try to accelerate... noticed one spark plug was drowned in oil... cleaned it up well and its a little better... again flat spots are still there... no difference even when i take off the MAF and test... so what now?... really doin my head in!
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Thanks for reply, tried it yesterday. The first position seems to turn my dash lights on!
Well, all i can suggest is you try it set at 'mar" with the dash lights on. Its not going to burn out your solenoid by leaving the ignition on for 90 seconds (unless its completely knackered already), so nothing to lose by trying.

I think my ignition barrel is a bit worn and so far as i know, "mar" is "marcha" which is the same as "ignition" i.e . lights on the dash, but it seemed to work on mine without the lights on. Weird huh?. 'AV" is "Avanti" which means go or start and refers to starting the engine so you definitely dont want that!
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Have you checked the head gasket? Where's the oil coming from?
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Head gasket? Where's the oil coming from?
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does this work for a 156 gta? i have got a airbag light that has lit up after having service at dealer they wont reset light without charge so wondering if this ecu reset will help???????????
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