Have I "Fried" my ECU?
Hi, I recently made a big error when jump starting my 147 Twin Spark 1.6 petrol (51 plate)from another car. I had a momentary lapse and stupidly attached both power leads from the source car to the positive side of the battery on the 147. A few sparks and a small flame later I corrected the connections and got ignition on the Alfa.
However, although I am getting the engine to turn over it will not start. The dash display gives the following messages:
On speaking to the dealer they say they expect the ECU to be "Fried". The cost of a new one is probably greater than the value of the car so I'm hoping its not that. However, I live 20 miles from nearest dealer and it would cost to have car towed and then £100 for diagnostic tests to confirm problem.
Is there anything I can do/check before geting car towed to dealer and paying for diagnostic test? I have checked general fuses in main fuse box area and they seem fine (Lights indicators wipers etc are still working) However I'm thinking I should check the mega fuses on which are located in a box attached to the positive side of the battery but am not sure how to check these as they dont look like regular fuses. These seem to be most likely to me to be the problem based on thinking that the ECU would be protected by fuse.
Oh and final thing I've misplaced my code card during a house move so will have to get code from dealer (another £20 plus VAT)
Any help/guidance anyone can provide will be very welcome thanks.