Brilliant! Thanks a million!
I definitely will not cut any wires, if the plugs are different it'll probably be the fastest way to connect it straight from the battery then. Thanks for the links and all your expertise. You make me all feel proud to be AO. ;-)
I think realistically what I'm able to do is to try connect it and see if kicks in or remove it and inspect for mechanical fault. Can't wait to dig into it but weather is terrible here for the last couple of days (well, it's actually pouring rain all year round).
Well, Alfadiag says that there's no signal and I can't recall now if it shows current values.
To test current to valves with alfadiag, go to sensor tab and pick "Command Current EV Odd Gears" "Command Current EV Even Gears" "Command Current EV Clutch" activate, and then select gears, and see the current values you're getting. I think you can also sneak in to actuators tab, test the EV and the values will be showed in the sensor tab.
There's no reason you are not able to do it, besides the cold.
Worst and difficult part is to take battery tray out, if is going to be your first time, then is piece of cake.
Battery tray out, if you don't know, is something like this:
-Take air induction pipe out; from air box to butterfly.(Unplug maf plug, etc);
-Take top fuse box cover out, then flip and release (2 holes on the front) the hole fuse assembly from under cover, to make it easier you can make a cut in the under cover, near the wire hole, next to the radiator, to free the cables near the radiator, it wont cause you any trouble;
-Then you will see a small nut (SW10) on the bottom of the under cover, take it out and then remove the under cover, pull it up, it will slide out;
-Now look for a nut (SW10) that is hidden there, and is securing the battery tray to the air box, and take it out,
-Worst part is done, now just take the 3 screws in the vertical wall near the wheel arch,
-Release any cables that are holding to the battery tray,
-Remove battery tray, and you have gain access to EV1.
Hope this will help you, take time to do it, don't forget to depressurise the actuator with alfadig before start, and backup your self with sele oil just in case. Make also sure you have all the tools you need.
Alfaowner, is the best in the world, I've learned allot from here.