147 - hardcore diagnosers only!
My '02 147 is my love, and i want you REAL experts to help me with this one.
I think its a case of timing - i.e. what do i do first - let me explain................
First off, the range of my remote key has quickly deteriorated over last 4 weeks. It really must be funny when my neighbours are watching me walk around the car for 5 minutes poking the key at various parts of the car!
So I o some searching on here, and obviously the battery shines out as a possible.
Then I discover that unlike me, who finds it genuinely funny to be told 37 times (no im not joking) in a journey that the rear fog lights, that I'm not even using, are not working - some of you guys get cross and go in search of a solution! (The fog light saga has been ongoing for last 2 years)
So now im thinking, definately battery related - right? But then I also find that people send their alfa keys to a magician called Chris, along with some beer vouchers, and then he sends them back and they work? (Chris, I will be in touch anyway at some point as my spare key has a toasted button - so you will be seeing definately one, maybe both of my keys at some stage!)
Then I also read that some of you have done various ecu / throttl reset procedures which also may possible fix the range issue.
Just to rule out (and prove my stupidity) I have of course ventured along to Mr Alfa Bristol and parted with £5! for a battery for my keyfob, which of course made absolutely no difference!
So Summary time:
1. New Car Battery
2. Send keys to Chris
3. ECU Reset
or combination of all 3?
Who is good in Bristol to maybe fit the battery for me?
When I send keys to Chris for repair - do I need to get them recoded to the car after?
Cheers all or your excellence and general alfa awesomeness!!!!!!