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Help Alfa 156 - Central Locking Balls up

Afternoon All,

A bit of a weird one but thats my Alfa 156 (2001 Veloce) for ya!

Just pulled up to work got out of the car, pressed the central locking button on my black key fob to lock the car and all of the locks on the car when bloody nuts, going up and down on each door simultaneously.

Opened the drivers door which stopped the locks going nuts, and now all of a sudden the central locking doesn't work at all, by using the Key or the Button on the fob.

Thought it may be the car battery but ignition,elec windows,lights etc all fine, so thought it must be the battery in the Fob, BUT the button that opens the boot works a treat.

I have absolutely no idea whats going on any help VERY much appreciated before I take my trousers down and bend over the desk at my local Alfa Dealer (yet again)

Mark - You gotta love Alfas!
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First try your other fob as the one you are using may have developed a broken circuit (pressure on a button flexes the circuit board and causes a broken solder joint to 'scratch' and activates and deactivates the key randomly very quickly).
If still no joy then resetting the central locking is as simple as disconnecting the car battery for 10 minutes.
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Try parking the car somewhere else and see if it still does it.
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