Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
ALFA 156 2.4 2005 - alarm goes off randomly, key fob wont deact
HI everyone. This is our first post as proud, albeit slightly frustrated and confused Alfa owners.
Our 2005 Alfa 156 2.4 20v JTD Veloce alarm just started going off the other day for no reason, i tried to deactivate with both key fobs but no job. We had to wait to alarm to stop, open door with key (setting alarm off again), pop the bonnet and use battery booster on battery. The battery appeared to be dead and have no charge. After boost was ok.
Took to 4 local garages for opinions - 2 said Alternator problem (probably because expensive) others said something big is draining battery.
the dealer paid or a new battery for us the day after we bought it because it failed to unlock and start (though on that occasion alarm didnt go off).
Anyway we are just abit lost. Dealer was over 100 miles away and would appreciate any suggestions or advice.
other points, was fine tuesday, alarm going off wednesday, fine on thursday, alarm going off Friday. Oil warning message also came on Wednesday/Friday. Also radio lost all stations we had programed in (not sure if any of that is relevant)
thanks so much for any advice